ANIMAL CONTROL Page Content Pet of the Week Jeanne-Lucia Picard was one of 6 rats (3 boys and 3 girls) brought to the shelter when their owner was unexpectedly forced to move and could not take them with. Jeanne-Lucia is the most sociable of her sisters, but can still be shy and will need patience and extra handling in a secure environment to improve her confidence! Rats are very sociable and intelligent, so if handled gently and often, they will quickly become hand tame and look forward to time with their people! Rats are excellent pets for people who don’t have the time or space for a dog, but who want the interactive personality. Animal Control News No items found. Success Stories GeorgeDamonBlossomAnnaKelseyDieselKaylaShelbyLillyDaisyBearChewyJacksonChoe Mission Statement: To ensure the safety and well-being of all borough residents through proactive education and enforcement and to set the standard for outstanding animal care practices The Division of Animal Control protects the health and safety of the borough through promoting responsible pet ownership. At the shelter, the staff provides a safe and clean environment for animals anticipating an adoption, waiting to be reunited with their owners, under observation for rabies, or in protective custody. The staff also offers euthanasia services, live traps for rent, microchipping, and an annual rabies clinic. On the road, the animal control officers respond to and investigate complaints of loose, aggressive, noisy, sick or injured animals. The staff can also be seen throughout the community at fairs and other events. For wildlife concerns, contact Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 907-459-7200.