Portage Animal Control

Portage Animal Control For all lost or found animals in the City of Portage, please private message this page so we can post pictures quickly. For any questions or concerns, please call 219-763-1825.
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Sec. 10-54. - Redemption of impounded animals. The owner of any dog or domestic animal impounded pursuant to the provisions of this division may redeem it from the animal shelter designated by the board, upon the following conditions:

(1) For properly licensed domestic animals under section 10-33, by paying to the clerk-treasurer a redemption fee of $30.00 for the first time any such animal is seized or impounded by the animal warden; a redemption fee of $50.00 for the second occurrence; and a redemption fee of $75.00 for the third or any subsequent occurrence. For unlicensed domestic animals, by paying to the clerk-treasurer a redemption fee of $50.00 for the first time any such domestic animal is seized or impounded by the animal warden; a redemption fee of $75.00 for the second occurrence; and a redemption fee of $100.00 for the third or any subsequent occurrence. (2) Presenting proof of the current city license tag for a dog if the owner is a resident of the city;

(3) If a dog, presenting proof of rabies immunization;

(4) If the dog has not been immunized against rabies, or the owner cannot show proof of a current rabies immunization, the owner must present a receipt showing prepayment of the cost of a rabies immunization from a duly licensed veterinarian, and within five days present to the clerk-treasurer, the current rabies immunization certificate; and

(5) Pay the animal shelter for the cost of the board and keep of any impounded dog or domestic animal, including all necessary treatment costs, for the period it was impounded. Release of the impounded animal to its owner may be denied by the animal warden if it is determined the animal is a danger to public health and safety of the citizens of Portage or for any other good and sufficient reason at the discretion of the animal warden.

Operating as usual

UPDATE...Home safe. Missing from Tonia Street 3/25/2021. Wearing a red collar when lost. Contact Portage Animal control ...
03/25/2021

UPDATE...Home safe.

Missing from Tonia Street 3/25/2021. Wearing a red collar when lost. Contact Portage Animal control if you have seen, or found, this dog. 219-763-1825

Spring has arrived today and the flowers will be blooming. Please be cautious with your pets around daffodils.
03/21/2021

Spring has arrived today and the flowers will be blooming. Please be cautious with your pets around daffodils.

UPDATE...safe at home!Missing since approximately 9pm 3/19/2021. Small older dog missing from Oakwood. The dog is mostly...
03/20/2021

UPDATE...safe at home!

Missing since approximately 9pm 3/19/2021. Small older dog missing from Oakwood. The dog is mostly blind but friendly. Please contact Portage Animal control if you found the dog, or have seen them. 219-763-1825

OWNERS HAVE BEEN FOUND!!!Looking for the owner of these 2 beauties.  Found in the area of Sloan St in Portage.  Please c...
03/19/2021

OWNERS HAVE BEEN FOUND!!!

Looking for the owner of these 2 beauties. Found in the area of Sloan St in Portage. Please call the Portage Animal Control 219-763-1825.

Found 3/18/2021 on Locust and Marquette call Portage Animal Control to reclaim 219-763-1825.
03/18/2021

Found 3/18/2021 on Locust and Marquette call Portage Animal Control to reclaim 219-763-1825.

Tomorrow at 9:15 AM sirens will go off for the Statewide tornado drill.The National Weather Service, in conjunction with...
03/15/2021

Tomorrow at 9:15 AM sirens will go off for the Statewide tornado drill.

The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems on Tuesday, March 16 at 10:15 AM EDT/9:15 AM CDT

UPDATE...owner located.Found on Hidden Waters and Winterberry contact Portage Animal Control 219-763-1825
03/12/2021

UPDATE...owner located.

Found on Hidden Waters and Winterberry contact Portage Animal Control 219-763-1825

UPDATE...he has been found. This is another picture of the lab missing in the area of 700 & Willowcreek.
03/10/2021

UPDATE...he has been found.

This is another picture of the lab missing in the area of 700 & Willowcreek.

Found on Irving Street on 3/10/2021. Contact Portage animal control if this dog belongs to you or you know the owner 219...
03/10/2021

Found on Irving Street on 3/10/2021. Contact Portage animal control if this dog belongs to you or you know the owner 219-763-1825.

Found in Woodland Village on 3/6/2021. Dog is still currently with the finder.
03/07/2021

Found in Woodland Village on 3/6/2021. Dog is still currently with the finder.

UPDATE...Rocky came home. Lost tonight in the area of Stone and Hickory. Please keep an eye out for a Beagle named Rocky...
03/06/2021

UPDATE...Rocky came home.

Lost tonight in the area of Stone and Hickory. Please keep an eye out for a Beagle named Rocky.

03/03/2021

The Portage Animal Control has found an intact male Aussie wearing a collar no tags. Please call 219-763-1825 if you or someone you know has lost a dog matching this description.

UPDATE: Owner has been located!UPDATE: Dog is now at Porter County Animal ShelterFound on McCasland on 3/3/2021. Current...
03/03/2021

UPDATE: Owner has been located!

UPDATE: Dog is now at Porter County Animal Shelter

Found on McCasland on 3/3/2021. Currently with Portage Animal Control. 219-763-1825

03/01/2021
UPDATE: Returned to owner!!!Found on Joann in Portage. Contact Portage Animal Control if you know this dog. (219)763-182...
02/27/2021

UPDATE: Returned to owner!!!

Found on Joann in Portage. Contact Portage Animal Control if you know this dog. (219)763-1825.

Update: Dog is now at Porter County Animal ShelterFound in area of Edgewood and Lexington contact Portage Animal control...
02/27/2021

Update: Dog is now at Porter County Animal Shelter

Found in area of Edgewood and Lexington contact Portage Animal control if you know this dog. (219)763-1825.

Update: Dog is now at Porter County Animal ShelterFound on 2/26/2021 in the area of Countyline and Boulder. Currently wi...
02/27/2021

Update: Dog is now at Porter County Animal Shelter

Found on 2/26/2021 in the area of Countyline and Boulder. Currently with Portage Animal Control. Call (219)763-1825 if you recognize them.

02/20/2021

If anyone is missing a white and tan chihuahua please contact Portage Animal Control 219-763-1825.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLoveYourPetDayBring your pet a special treat, take an extra-long walk or give them more attentio...
02/20/2021

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLoveYourPetDay
Bring your pet a special treat, take an extra-long walk or give them more attention. Other ideas include:
•Check that their vaccines are up to date.
•Watch a pet video with them full of cats, dogs and other critters.
•Give them a few extra strokes with the brush while grooming.
•Practice their favorite commands – sit, shake, rollover.
•Play their favorite game or bring out their best toy.
•Inspect their toys to make sure they’re in good shape. Throw out any broken toys.
•Wash their bedding, even if it’s not their laundry day. Let them fluff it up just the way they like it.

Airport Road will be closed between US Highway 6 and County Road 700 North until further notice.  NIPSCO is in the area ...
02/18/2021

Airport Road will be closed between US Highway 6 and County Road 700 North until further notice. NIPSCO is in the area for repairs.

***Airport Road is now open***

Airport Road will be closed between US Highway 6 and County Road 700 North until further notice. NIPSCO is in the area for repairs.

**UPDATE 2/18/2021**The dog has been reclaimed by owner.**UPDATE**  This dog is now at Porter County Animal Shelter. 219...
02/17/2021

**UPDATE 2/18/2021**The dog has been reclaimed by owner.

**UPDATE** This dog is now at Porter County Animal Shelter.
219-465-3550

Found on Royal Avenue. Portage animal control currently has possession of the dog. Contact 219-763-1825.

Due to the winter storm and current road conditions, all City of Portage buildings will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 1...
02/16/2021

Due to the winter storm and current road conditions, all City of Portage buildings will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Due to the winter storm and current road conditions, all City of Portage buildings will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Also, there will be NO trash or recycling pick up today due to the weather conditions.

Portage Indiana Government Page
02/15/2021

Portage Indiana Government Page

All city offices will be closed today, Monday, Feb. 15, in recognition of Presidents' Day.
Trash and recycling pick-up routes will run one day late this week.
All offices will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 16.

02/14/2021
It’s “Big Game Day” just remember don’t drink and drive!
02/06/2021

It’s “Big Game Day” just remember don’t drink and drive!

Portage Police Department (Indiana)
02/04/2021

Portage Police Department (Indiana)

As the snow starts to fall please drive carefully. Reduce your speeds, increase following distances, and turn on your headlights. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service is projecting up to three inches of accumulation this evening with wind gusts up to thirty miles hours causing reduced visibility and drifting. Please move parked vehicles from the street to facilitate snow removal.

02/04/2021
Update: K9 is now at Porter County Animal Shelter. Found on 2/2/2021 in the area of Coral avenue in Oak Tree Village run...
02/02/2021

Update: K9 is now at Porter County Animal Shelter.

Found on 2/2/2021 in the area of Coral avenue in Oak Tree Village running loose. Currently with Portage Animal Control. Call (219)763-1825 if you know this dog.

Please be prepared and drive with caution with the upcoming snow event.
01/29/2021

Please be prepared and drive with caution with the upcoming snow event.

PREPARE FOR SEVERE WINTER DRIVING!

If you need to travel any distance during Winter Weather, be sure to be prepared to take care of yourself and anyone traveling with you. Monitor weather forecast and road conditions. You never know when trouble may interfere with your travel!
• Make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip, (mechanical condition, tires/tire air pressure, antifreeze/coolant level, heater operational, wiper blades, washer fluid, etc.)
• Let others know your travel plans and the routes you are taking, as well as your expected arrival time.
• Appropriate travel clothing (coat, hat, gloves, boots, etc.).
• Have extra dry clothing in your car (for all in vehicle).
• Extra coat, hat, gloves (for all in vehicle).
• Have a food source, paper towels (Breakfast bars, trail mix, etc.).
◦ If traveling with infants or special needs persons, carry the additional supplies you may need.
• Drinking water.
• Blanket/sleeping bag (enough for everyone in vehicle).
• Cell Phone and charger.
• Always maintain at least a half tank of fuel.
• Flashlight and batteries.
• If you have room available, a small shovel and sand/cat litter may be helpful.
• If stranded in an uninhabited area, stay with your vehicle.

While all these items are important for any trip, keep in mind it can become life threatening during “Severe Winter Weather”.

01/25/2021

UPDATE...Javier came home safe!

The Maine C**n cat in the box is missing since 01/24 from Croft Walk Ave. Male with no collar, front declawed. Indoor cat sneaked out, owner desperately searching with the weather turning bad tonight. If you have found the cat or see it by your house please call Animal Control and leave a message, or contact the owner at the number in the attached post.

Please use extreme caution if driving and plan ahead to give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination.
01/25/2021

Please use extreme caution if driving and plan ahead to give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination.

Winter Weather Advisory:

Freezing rain is falling across parts of the state this morning and will last throughout most of the day, causing slick road conditions.

Remember:

-Slow down
-Increase follow distance
-Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination

#INwx

Reunited with owner!Found off Stone Ave by Fegely Middle School. K9 currently with the finders.
01/23/2021

Reunited with owner!

Found off Stone Ave by Fegely Middle School. K9 currently with the finders.

UPDATE the K9 broke through the fence of the finder early morning on 1/22/2021 and is running at large again.  Last seen...
01/22/2021

UPDATE the K9 broke through the fence of the finder early morning on 1/22/2021 and is running at large again. Last seen running down Swanson towards Central.

Found in the area of Gary Ave and Swanson Rd. Currently still with the finder.

*FOUND*Missing from Pleasant Meadow and Old Porter
01/20/2021

*FOUND*

Missing from Pleasant Meadow and Old Porter

Just a heads up:The next 4-6 weeks is mating season for coyotes. Coyote breeding typically peaks in January to March, th...
01/19/2021

Just a heads up:

The next 4-6 weeks is mating season for coyotes. Coyote breeding typically peaks in January to March, the gestation period averages 58 to 63 days. While mating and pupping seasons might make coyotes more protective, it's important to remember that coyotes are living among us year-round and are getting more used to humans and their activites. The long and short of it all is that coyotes always pose a risk to your dog and other small pets.
Keep property coyote-free by:
Never storing pet food outside unattended. Even food that attracts other wildlife, such as bird seed, can attract coyotes in search of small prey.
Keep trash in a closed garage or use tightly sealing lids for garbage cans. Even compost bins can attract coyotes, since they also eat fruits and vegetables.
Remove brush and undergrowth from lawns and backyards, which can provide cover for coyotes.
Keep safe by:
Make sure all pets are either indoors or in a secure space if left outside unattended.
If a coyote is spotted, they can be scared away by making startling noises, such as shaking a can of coins or using an air horn, or by spraying them with water or throwing a ball, shoe or stick at them.
The DNR warns against cornering a coyote. Always give them an escape route to run away.

Address

6260 Central Avenue
Portage, IN
46368

General information

If you have lost a pet or found someone's lost pet, please send a message to us at facebook.com/portageanimalcontrol so we can post the picture on our news feed.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(219) 763-1825

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