Animal Control

Our Mission

The mission of the City of Neosho Animal Control Department is to promote the health, safety, and welfare of domestic animals in Neosho by maintaining a safe environment with the enforcement of the City’s animal codes. The animal control officer investigates reports of animal abuse,  addresses issues regarding animals at large,  and provides education to residents on the proper care and handling of animals.

Missing Pet 
Has your pet gone missing? Please contact the Animal Control Officer to help find your pet. All animals that are picked up each day are taken to either the Joplin Humane Society or the Carthage Humane Society. The City of Neosho does not hold any animal over night. 

Carthage Humane Society - 417-358-6402
Joplin Humane Society - 417-623-3642

Reporting Violations
You can call Neosho City Hall at 417-451-8050 during the normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After 4:30 p.m., please call Central Dispatch at 417-451-8000. 

It is best to provide complete information, including: 

  • The nature of your complaint
  • The address where the animal lives
  • A description of the animal

A precise location is needed to best respond and investigate a complaint. Anonymous calls are allowed, but it is helpful to have the names and address of complaining parties so that we may contact them for more information if needed.

You can also report violations by utilizing the Citizen Request Center. Signing up is free and easy. All requests entered are responded to in a timely manner. If a request is still open after three days, an email is automatically sent to the department director. If a request is still open after five days, an email is automatically sent to the city manager. 

List of Neosho Clinics
The clinics listed below are in the Neosho area. A list of the other clinics located around Neosho is available at City Hall. Please verify availability of services in advance with the clinic you plan to use.

Pet Clinic of Neosho

  • Dr. Kent Findley
  • 13063 Keene Lane
    Neosho, MO 64850
  • Ph: 417-451-1200

Animal Hospital

  • Dr. Fred D. Jay
  • 12502 Gateway Drive
    Neosho, MO 64850
  • Ph: 417-451-1556

Midway Veterinary Clinic LLC

  • Doctors Kenton Beard, Elizabeth Dawson, and Monica Bentley
  • 18200 Highway 59
    Neosho, MO 64850
  • Ph: 417-451-7266

Animal Control 
                                                                                                 203 E. Main St.
Animal Control                                                               Neosho, MO  64850
Ph: 417-451-8050
Fx: 417-451-8065

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.