Animal Control

The Weirton Police Department employs one civilian animal control officer. They are responsible for investigating animal cruelty cases, reports of rabid animals, nuisance wild animals, and animal bites. The animal control officer also enforces the leash law and other City ordinances regulating dogs, cats and other animals. In addition, they capture stray and lost animals.

Animal Control works closely with other animal service organizations such as the Hancock County Animal Shelter. You can reach the by calling 304-387-4102.

Community Service


The Animal Control Officer will occasionally provide an important community service by appearing before school groups, senior citizen groups or other community groups to discuss animal control topics or show breeds of dogs, cats or other animals of interest.