Animal Control

The City of University Place contracts with Pierce County Animal Control for their services. 
Pierce County Animal Control responds to all domestic animal calls including lost or stray animals, found or injured animals, aggressive animals, abused animals, animal bites, barking dogs and leash law violations.
Hours of operation: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Sunday
Phone number: 253.798.7387 for emergencies call 911
For additional information please visit their website Pierce County Animal Control.
Lost Pets
Visit Pierce County Animal Control Lost and Found Pets or call the Pierce County Humane Society at 253.383.2733 and then "press 1". Found pets are also listed on their website at The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.
Deceased animals on roadway or City right-of-way
Contact Public Works at 253.460.6493
Wild Animals & Animal Control

Pierce County Animal Control Officers do not handle wild animals. Coyotes, opossums, and raccoons are just some of the many wildlife becoming more visible now that we are building structures in their natural habitat. If you encounter one of these wild animals please call the Department of Fish and Wildlife at 877.933.9847.

If you find a wild animal that you suspect may be injured, please contact the PAWS Wildlife Center at 425.787.2500 ext. 817. The Sarvey Wildlife Center is also available for assistance. Their phone number is 360.435.4817. Please visit their website to see if they can assist you.