Other Services

In addition to adoption, surrender, lost and found, and enforcement services, FNSB Animal Control offers a variety of other services.

Rabies Vaccines

22.24.060(A) No person shall own, keep or harbor a dog, cat, or ferret over four months of age within the borough unless such animal is properly immunized against rabies in accordance with the initial and booster vaccination schedules as recommended in the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2016.

FNSB Animal Control offers rabies vaccinations to the public on a daily basis. The cost is 15.00 per vaccine.  Call to schedule an appointment.


Microchips

22.16.060(A) All dogs, cats and ferrets released from the animal shelter shall be identified by a microchip.  Animals not identified by preexisting microchip upon their arrival at the shelter shall receive an injected microchip.  Animal Control shall keep a record of all preexisting, legible tattoos and injected microchip numbers with a reverence to the animal and owner for a period of 20 years after identification.  

FNSB Animal Control offers a voluntary microchip service on a daily basis.  The cost is 15.00 per microchip.  Call to schedule an appointment.


Trap Rentals

Cat traps are available to rent for a deposit of 50.00. 

There is no rental fee for the first 14 days; after 14 days there is a rental fee of $4.00 per day.   Trap rentals may be extended upon request. Once the trap is returned, we calculate the daily rental fee and process the paperwork for a refund for the deposit. If the rental fee is more than the deposit, the renter must pay the balance at the time of the return.

We do not have dog traps for rent, however an Animal Control Officer may sponsor a trap and work with you to catch a wayward dog.  For help with a dog trap please call our Dispatch Line.907-459-1493.

Traps cannot be taken outside the borough and cannot be used to trap wildlife. There are also temperature restrictions as to when a trap can be rented or used.


Euthanasia and Cremation Services

22.16.020(B) An owner may surrender their animal for euthanasia.  Animal Control may evaluate the surrendered animal and either euthanize the animal or make the animal available for adoption.

Euthanasia services are offered free of charge on a daily basis by trained, skilled and loving technicians. We understand that pets are members of your family and making the decision to let go is a difficult one. If you wish to remain with your pet at the time of euthanasia, please contact a veterinary clinic.  We offer a humane euthanasia by injection for animals that are incurably ill, aged, badly injured, etc.  We do not euthanize healthy animals at the owners request, but can suggest available alternatives.  

To surrender your pet for euthanasia, fill out an owner surrender form, filling in your wishes and sign the form.  Having legible information and a signature will eliminate us having to hold the animal in stray status.  

Because of COVID-19, we are using the drop off cages for all animal intake. They are open 24 hours a day. 

Cremation services are offered on a daily bases.  Fill out a cremation form and use the cremation bin located on the back side of the building.

Euthanasia services are free of charge to citizens of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.  Non-Borough residents are charged a fee of 30.00 dollars per animal.

Outreach

Through a variety of school-based programs, shelter tours, and community outreach, our team is proactively teaching about animal care, bite prevention, emergency preparedness, and much more.  

These opportunities will resume when the pandemic precautions are behind us.