The City of Morgan Hill Animal Control Services operates out of the Field Operations Division of the police department. The unit consists of civilian employees that receive specialty training in a variety of domestic and non-domestic animal control and management techniques.
Animal control Services bears the state-mandated responsibility for ensuring that all dogs in the City of Morgan Hill are licensed and have current rabies vaccinations. Cat licensing is also available but not mandatory. Pets may be licensed for either 1 year or 3 years. In addition to enforcement duties, Animal Control Officers are responsible for:
Providing emergency medical care for stray animals that are seriously ill or injured
Providing a listing of lost and found pets
Responding to reports of animal neglect and abuse
Tracking potentially dangerous animals that are at large within city limits