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The Porter County Animal Control Unit is a part of the Porter County Animal Shelter. As law enforcement officers, their primary responsibility is to enforce the Porter County Animal Control Ordinance. When they are not responding to calls, our Officers work at the Shelter to train and socialize our animals to improve their chances of finding a loving forever home. 
Animal Control Officer with dog

Hunter Pruitt
Animal Control Supervisor

In addition to enforcing the County Animal Control Ordinance and Indiana State Laws, Officer Pruitt is responsible for supervision of the Animal Control Unit, responding to stray animal reports, filing animal bite incident reports and resolving animal related issues in neighborhoods. 
Officer Pruitt has been with the Shelter for over three years, and his favorite thing about being an Animal Control Officer is reuniting lost pets with their rightful families. 
Photo of animal control officer with kitten on his shoulder

Doug Crandall
Animal Control Officer

Officer Crandall has been with the Shelter for over 5 years and is committed to helping unwanted and abandoned animals achieve a better life. He is dedicated to protecting people and animals through enforcement of the County Animal Control Ordinance and Indiana State Laws. Officer Crandall also works to educate our youth about responsible pet ownership by making presentations at local schools.
Photo of animal control officer with German Shepherd dog.

Nate Fetcko
Animal Control Officer

Officer Fetcko enforces the County Animal Control Ordinance and Indiana State Laws and enjoys working with the public as well as being a voice for animals who are otherwise ignored. He has been with the Shelter for over a year. Officer Fetcko's biggest reward is working with animals that need the most care and attention.
Two cats and two puppies holding a sign

Porter County Animal Control serves all of Porter County EXCEPT FOR THE CITY OF PORTAGE. All information contained in this section of the website is only applicable to the areas served by Porter County Animal Control. If you live in the City of Portage, you will need to contact them directly at (219) 763-1825, as they may have different policies and ordinances.