Owners intending to claim their animals must do so within 72
hours of the animal's impoundment. After this time the animals
are available for adoption. Contact Puppy Love 402-379-0511 2700
Eisenhower, if you are interested in adopting any one of these
Claiming Your Animal From the Pound
Fees need to be paid at the Norfolk Police Division -202 N. 7th
Street. Animal may then be picked up from pound, Puppy Love - 2800
To redeem an impounded animal:
- Show a valid picture I.D.
- Fill out and sign an affidavit of ownership.
- Pay all applicable fees
1st Impoundment $15.00
Plus $5.00 per day or any part of a day the animal is sheltered, for
animals impounded in the City of Norfolk.
2nd Impoundment $20.00
3rd Impoundment $30.00
4th Impoundment $30.00
and all subsequent
- Sign all applicable citations. The charges for citations are not
included in the above fees, you will have to take care of citations
at the county court clerks office.
Boarding Agreement: If unable to pay for fees at the time of
claiming animal, owner may fill out affidavit to have payment within
City Licensing: Failure to obtain the license and/or the rabies
vaccination within seventy-two (72) hours after release from
impoundment shall constitute a separate offense.
Severely sick or injured animals will be euthanized to prevent any
unnecessary suffering. All others will be held for 72 hours from the
time of their impoundment and either adopted to new owners or
Owners intending to claim their animals must do so within 72 hours
of the animal's impoundment.
Licensing Your Animal
All dogs or cats three (3) months of age and over residing within
the City limits must be licensed. All licenses are due and payable
annually on the first day of May and become delinquent on the 30th
day of April.
A current rabies vaccination certificate is required to obtain a
license. The certificate must be valid for the entire licensing
year. A veterinarian’s certificate is required in order to obtain
the reduced license fee for a spayed/neutered animal unless this
fact is recorded on the rabies vaccination certificate of old
License fees are:
May 1 - April 30
Females/Males (Spayed/Neutered) $3.50
Females/Males (Non Spayed/ Neutered) $5.00
Section 54-617 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes define a potentially
dangerous dog as (a) any dog that when unprovoked (I) inflicts a
non-severe injury on a human or injures a domestic animal either on
public or private property, or (ii) chases or approaches a person
upon streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds in a menacing fashion
or apparent attitude of attack or (b) any specific dog with a known
propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack when unprovoked, to
cause injury, or to threaten the safety of humans or domestic
A dangerous dog cannot go beyond the owner’s property unless it is
restrained securely by leash or chain, and when unattended, it must
be confined indoors or in a securely locked and enclosed pen or
structure suitably designed to prevent the dog’s escape or the entry
of young children.
Please take every reasonable precaution necessary to avoid an
incident which may result in your dogs being classified a dangerous
For more information, see City code
Animal calls are handled by the Norfolk Police Division 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.
For further questions regarding your animal, please contact the
Norfolk Police Division at (402) 644-8700, or contact Animal Control