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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. 
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Doug Crandall
Animal Control Supervisor

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