Our Animal Control Department is staffed by one Animal Control Officer, who is under the direction of the Sanitation Superintendent. The ACO is responsible for catching animals running at large in the city and dealing with nuisance animals (raccoons, opossums, etc.) in the interest of public safety. The ACO also cares for, and adopts out unclaimed and surrendered dogs in the care of the city after a holding period of 6 days. The Animal Control Department works with Arkadelphia Police when citations need to be issued for reoccurring violations, but we are more interested in solving problems the first time with communication rather than fines.
We have forms for adopting dogs, borrowing live traps, etc. HERE
Animal Control Officer:
Mark Sanders (870) 260-4079
Or email us with the form below