Animal Control

To make a report call the Bay Minete Police Department at 251.580.2559.

Animal Control Officer, Rebecca Jernigan

The Animal Control Officer (ACO) has primary responsibility to investigate allegations of animal abuse, cruelty to animals, and animal nuisance within the City of Bay Minette.

The ACO also works with outside public service agencies and private partnerships to insure that complaints of animal abuse, cruelty, or animal nuisances are fully investigated and handled with care and compassion for the animals consistent with the goal of public safety.

             Feral Cat Protection Policy (FCPP)

As of, February 11, 2014, the City of Bay Minette Animal Control Officer no longer impounds healthy feral cats brought to the shelter and no longer traps healthy feral cats for impoundment to be euthanized. Feral cats are not socialized to people and are therefore not adoptable. Instead of impoundment, the Bay Minette Animal Control Officer and the Bay Minette Animal Clinic/Shelter now promotes Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for feral cats. Through TNR, feral cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated and spayed/neutered by a veterinarian, ear-tipped for identification, and returned to their outdoor home.