General Information
606 Willow St,

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Animal Control Officer
7 Days a Week

Animal Control FAQ

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General Questions
Where are you located?

We are located at:

606 Willow St,
Benton, AR

How much is the adoption fee and what does it include?

$80 and includes the pet, rabies vaccination, annual vaccination, spay/neuter, and city tag

What are your hours?

Our office is open Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Outside of office hours we also have an Animal Control Officer on duty 7am-1am 7 days a week at 501-776-5972.

I am moving and need to rehome my pet, can you help?

If you live within the City Limits of Benton you can surrender your pet to the Shelter for $20 with your ID and a copy of your utility bill (name and address must match)

I don’t live in the City Limits of Benton, who do I call?

There are several local rescues that assist in rehoming pets and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office assists with animal welfare in emergency cases

Does my pet need a City License?

All cats and dogs residing in the City Limits of Benton are required to have a city license. These can be purchased annually or for the lifetime of the pet. City Licenses can be purchased at Benton Animal Control or select Veterinarian’s offices in Benton.

Does Benton have any breed restrictions?

The City of Benton does not have breed restrictions. 

My cat is stuck in a tree, what do I do?

Benton Animal Control is unable to retrieve cats from trees. We recommend putting out some food and water at the base of the tree and the cat will come down when it is ready.

Do you pick up skunks, raccoons, armadillos?

Yes, Benton Animal Control will pick up and relocate trapped animals. We also will pick up animals that have been hit by cars on city streets.

If my dog or cat bites someone or another animal, what do I do?

You should first call Benton Animal Control and report the bite. The animal that bit will be placed under a 10 day quarantine either at the shelter, a vet’s office, or your home (the place of quarantine is determined by the Director of Benton Animal Control). Before being released, the animal will receive a clearance letter from a vet and a rabies vaccination, if it is not current.

Do you put animals down?

Benton Animal Control is a no-kill shelter. The animals are all spayed/neutered and adopted into new homes.