The City of Southfield Animal Warden will assist Southfield residents with most animal-related problems or issues on their property or within their immediate living space. Animal warden services include:
- animal bite complaints
- vicious, stray or wild animal concerns (only when wild animals are within a living space)
- barking dogs
- dead animal removal (only on public property)
- animal cruelty cases
The animal warden is also available to offer consultation and assistance in reaching a peaceful resolution in cases that the City does not directly handle. The animal warden is authorized to write citations or tickets and to carry a handgun, shotgun and Taser. The animal warden wears a solid blue uniform clearly marked as “Southfield Animal Warden” on the front and back. Their assigned vehicle is a white van marked with city of Southfield decals.
An animal assistance hotline has been established at 1-248- 796-5410. This line directs callers to areas of the police department that can best help them. The warden’s regular work schedule is Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If residents have an emergency situation they should call 9-1-1, as this system has enhanced identification and locator capabilities.
Southfield residents may also call the City’s special Eyes on Southfield hotline, 1-248-796-EYES, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to report dead animals or any code issues.