Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care and Regulation enforces Borough animal regulations, provides dog and cat licensing, microchipping, animal sheltering, veterinary care (for animals at the shelter) and adoption services for the Matanuska-Suistna Borough.

Department Animal Control Officers are authorized to investigate possible animal related law violations and take appropriate enforcement action. Each year officers conducts thousands of investigations, ranging from relatively minor code violations to felony animal cruelty cases.

In some cases, our officers may promote voluntary compliance by educating owners about their animal care responsibilities; other situations may warrant administrative action including fines and written warnings. Additionally, our officers rescue animals that are stray, sick or injured, or endangered by floods, wildland fires, or other situations.

If you are aware of a situation that you believe may harm or jeopardize animal welfare (such as animal abuse, neglect, injury, or endangerment) or public health or safety (such as a bite, attack, or harassment of a person by an animal), or that may otherwise be in violation of an animal related law, we urge you to contact our office for information about filing a report. A dispatcher will assist you accordingly. You may also download a statement form, complete it and return it to us at call dispatch at (907)761-7501 for further assistance.