ANIMAL CONTROL Page Content Pet of the Week Rose came to the shelter because her owner was moving. Her previous owner stated that she is accustomed to being handled; however gerbils generally do not enjoy being touched and move very quickly. Gerbils are very active pets that are entertaining to observe! They enjoy having a multi-level enclosure with plenty of options to explore and deep bedding to burrow in. Gerbils are solitary creatures that do best as a single pet in their own space. Small animals can make excellent pets for people who work or go to school for long days as they are quite independent. Rose has other species of small animal friends looking for loving homes at the shelter as well. Animal Control News No items found. Success Stories Chewy2TriscutDukeGuiness-DeshkaNinjaelisabethPeteyFenrirJaneKinleyMerleAxelBellCasper-Rocky Mission Statement: To ensure the safety and well-being of all borough residents through proactive education and enforcement and to set the standard for outstanding animal care practices The Division of Animal Control protects the health and safety of the borough through promoting responsible pet ownership. At the shelter, the staff provides a safe and clean environment for animals anticipating an adoption, waiting to be reunited with their owners, under observation for rabies, or in protective custody. The staff also offers euthanasia services, live traps for rent, microchipping, and an annual rabies clinic. On the road, the animal control officers respond to and investigate complaints of loose, aggressive, noisy, sick or injured animals. The staff can also be seen throughout the community at fairs and other events. For wildlife concerns, contact Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 907-459-7200.