City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington, Whidbey Island's Premier Waterfront Community

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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Animal Control Officer

Dog and Cat


 If you have an animal-related emergency such as an injured animal in the roadway, or a vicious animal, call 9-1-1.


All animal-related calls for services should be made directly to ICOM Dispatch.  The 24-hour Non-emergency number is: 

(360) 679-9567
Oak Harbor Animal Control Officer

Terry Sampson
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

The Animal Control Officer responds to calls for service and patrols city limits of Oak Harbor and areas of Navy Housing within City Limits during business hours.  Services include picking up stray, abandoned and unlicensed animals in public areas; provides assistance in rescuing injured and trapped animals; and assisting law enforcement where animals are involved.

The Animal Control Officer works in conjunction with staff from the Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation (WAIF), who operates the City Animal Shelter.  In addition, the Animal Control Officer speaks with individuals, neighborhood meetings, civic groups, and schools on animal care and control issues and to answer questions and help problem solve animal complaints.

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