Animal Control

Animal Sanitation


If your neighbor's backyard seems to have excessive amounts of pet feces, please call our facility at (702) 267-4970 to place a telephone complaint. An Animal Control Officer will be dispatched to the residence of concern to issue a courtesy notice regarding the complaint.

Henderson Municipal code pertaining to sanitation reads as follows:

7.08.010 - Caring for animals; sanitation; nuisance.

A. No owner of any animal shall cause or allow the animal to defecate on any public property or upon any street, sidewalk, public way, play area or common grounds owned jointly by the members of a homeowners or condominium association, or upon private property other than that of the owner, unless such owner or custodian immediately removes and disposes of all feces deposited by such animal by the following methods: 
     1. Collection of the feces by appropriate implement and placement in a paper or plastic bag or other 
         container; and 
     2. Removal of such bag or container to the property of the animal owner or public receptacle for 
         depositing animal feces and disposition thereafter in a manner otherwise permitted by law.
B. No owner of an animal shall permit any waste matter from the animal to collect and remain on the property of the owner or custodian, or on the property of others so as to cause or create an unhealthy, unsanitary, dangerous or offensive living condition on the owner's property, or to abutting or nearby property of others.
C. No owner of any animal shall cause unsanitary dangerous or offensive conditions by virtue of the size or number of animals maintained  at a single location or due to the inadequacy of the facilities. 

It is unlawful for the owner or person having care, custody or control of any animal to permit, either willfully or through failure to exercise due care or control of such animal, any animal to excrete any solid waste upon any sidewalk of any public street or public park, or to excrete any solid waste upon any real property under the control of or in the possession of any other person, or upon any place to which the public has normal access or right of ingress or egress, provided further, that no violation of this section shall occur if the owner of the offending animal promptly and voluntarily removes the animal waste.


One of the simplest and most basic responsibilities of pet ownership is to clean up after your pet. Whether on public areas or in your own backyard, bend over and scoop the poop. Believe it or not, there are actually people who make a living hiring themselves out to pick up and dispose of other people's pet's waste! During any time of the year it is important to keep things clean. Spring and summer are when things really start heating up over the animal sanitation issues between neighbors. Temperatures rise and the odors from an unkempt yard ride on the heat waves. When disposing of your pet's waste, make sure you close the garbage can lid! If you don't have a lid, dispose of the waste in a garbage bag and tie it off or seal it before leaving it in the garbage can.