Animal Control


The Animal Control department is responsible for the enforcement of the City of Romulus' animal control ordinances, and ensuring citizens are taking proper care of their animals. This department works with the Schools to help maintain and provide safe transportation to and from buses and schools with no interference of animals with the children. Animal Control works with schools, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts to provide education of pets and dangerous animals. The following is a list of laws that the Animal Control department enforces on a daily basis:

  • Cruelty to animal(s) violations
  • Dangerous dog(s)
  • Dog(s) running at large
  • Excessive barking
  • Kennel licensing
  • Owners Responsibility
  • Public Nuisance
  • Unlicensed dogs
  • Unsanitary conditions

Annual Dog Days

The Animal Control department also annually has Dog Days the last Saturday in February that consists of shots for both dogs and cats at discounted rates.

Animal Traps

Animal Control provides residents use of traps to catch both tame and wild annoying animals (there is a signup sheet for the use of these traps at no charge, but there is a deposit required). Please call the Shelter for more information on how to reserve a trap.


The Romulus Animal Shelter seeks adoptions of cats, dogs, birds, and small animals including ferrets. Check out their Facebook Page to see what animals are available.

Volunteers & Donations

The Shelter also is in need of volunteers and donations. Donations are needed of old bedding, cat litter, canned kitten food, and carpet squares. If you are interested in volunteering, you must be at least 18 years of age or doing service for a school project/requirement. Please print and complete the application packet and come to the Shelter during regular business hours to set up your time of service.