Every resident should put the Police/Animal Control phone number in their phone - 601-856-6111. ANY TIME YOU SEE A DOG OR OTHER ANIMAL OUT OF THEIR YARD, IN THE STREET OR THREATENING YOU IN ANY WAY, YOU SHOULD CALL THIS NUMBER AND REPORT IT. AN OFFICER WILL RESPOND!!
Click here to view the Police Department's Animal Control webpage. At the top there are links to Lost Pets, Current Animal Violation Fees and Assessments, and the Animal Control Ordinance. Click on each one to read the law and consequences.
The city has leash laws - all animals must stay within their property boundaries or on a leash if out of their property. If a dog is outside its property boundary, you may call to report it and the police/animal control officer will come and pick the dog up if it is still outside its property boundary when they arrive. If a dog is continuously barking, they will come and knock on the door and ask the owner to quiet the dog.