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Use these steps to protect your pet from being lost during your move.

  • Keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times with your current phone number on it.
  • Microchip your pets, especially if they are good at slipping their collars. It’s important to keep your contact information up to date so the chip can reconnect your pet to you. All animal shelters and vet clinics can scan for microchips.
  • Have a current license on your dog. It is the ID given to an animal by a city or county and can be another way your dog can be restored to you.
  • Keep cats indoors; it’s much safer for them. Cats are domestic animals and don’t need to be outside where there are coyotes and owls, among other predators. Give cats a post to scratch on, a window to perch in and plenty of toys, and they will love the great indoors.

Your pet may face many new dangerous or disease-carrying wild animals, such as squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, snakes, coyotes, bears and more. Do not feed local wildlife, keep pet food out of their reach and secure garbage cans. Many wild animals are opportunistic and will make a meal of pet food or table scraps that are left in unsecured containers. Even bird feeders may attract unwanted pests. Snakes pose another danger and should be left alone. In general, learn to live with and enjoy the wildlife in the area — from a distance. Binoculars are a great way to keep a safe distance from wild creatures and yet enjoy all they have to offer.

Animal Services

Nevada Department of Wildlife

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, as well as the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. Divisions include law enforcement, game, fisheries, conservation and education, habitat, wildlife diversity and operations.

For information on hunting and fishing regulations, visit the department’s website.

City of Fallon Animal Services

Animal Shelter 775-423-2282
Police Department 775-423-2111

The Fallon Police Department is responsible for most animal services in the city, including dog bite complaints, dog license issuance, animal shelter operation and stray animal pickups. For information on adoptable pets at the shelter, visit

Veterinary Services

Veterinary services in Churchill County are available; see the Advertiser Directory in this guide to connect with local providers. You can verify a veterinarian and other animal specialists at the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners’ website at


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