The cities of Camas and Washougal know that your dog is a valued member of your household. As such, the Camas-Washougal Animal Control Division was formed to help safeguard your pet. The Animal Control Division works within the Camas and Washougal communities to address neglected, abused, loose and vicious dogs, barking dogs complaints, dog bites, and lost and found dogs.
Federal and state laws do not allow animal control officers to address problems, handle, relocate or otherwise interfere with any types of wildlife, including but not limited to raccoon, opossum, birds or other animals. Officers will, however, be available to answer questions and assist on the scene until appropriate resources can be summoned to assist you.
Federal and state agencies that can assist you with problems related to wildlife can be found on the "Animal Control" or “Shelters” links under Resources.
With the exception of animal cruelty cases, state law and city ordinances do not allow officers to address issues regarding domestic felines (cats). Again, you can find agencies that can help you with feline-related problems by accessing the Resources information and links.
Is your Dog Missing? Here is important information on where and how to locate your missing animal:
- Dogs that are picked up by Camas-Washougal Animal Control are held (“impounded”) for a maximum of five days. Check online to see if your dog can be found at the Camas/Washougal Impound.
- If the dog is not claimed by the owner within five days, the dog is put up for adoption through the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society. Find more information on the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.
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