The Public Works Department provides animal control services for the citizens of City of Yelm by providing field service call outs for animals at large, animal nuisance complaints, aggressive or dangerous dogs, and dead animal removal in City right of way. Staff also conducts investigations regarding animal cruelty. It is the City’s policy to attempt to locate pet owners and return lost animals to their homes as quickly as possible. The City has a policy that all dogs within the City limits shall be licensed. Licensing of your pet greatly assists the animal control officers with locating the pet owner and returning the animal home. Animal control calls are responded to as timely as possible; however, due to various work demands and callouts, response times may vary.
The City of Yelm encourages pet adoption services through the Thurston County’s Joint Animal Services located at 3120 Martin Way E., Olympia, phone: (360) 352-2510. The City of Yelm may also have dogs available for adoption. For additional adoption information, please call: (360) 458-8406.
The Yelm animal control facility is located at the Public Works facility at 901 Rhoton Road SE.