Illegal Animal Complaint

The City accepts reports of people selling or keeping wild or illegal animals and issues violations when appropriate. By law, wild or illegal animals may not be sold or kept as pets.

The following animals may not be kept as pets:

  • Wolf, fox, coyote, hyena, dingo, jackal, other undomesticated dogs
  • Lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, puma, panther, mountain lion, cheetah, cougar, bobcat, lynx, other undomesticated cats
  • Ferret, weasel, mink, badger, wolverine, skunk, mongoose
  • Squirrel, raccoon, bat
  • Bear, elephant, zebra, rhinoceros, giraffe, hippopotamus
  • Tarantula, black widow, other venomous spiders
  • Iguana, gila monster, many other lizards
  • Monkey, ape, chimpanzee, gorilla
  • Viper, cobra, python, anaconda, many other snakes
  • Alligator, crocodile, snapping turtle, other turtles less than 4 inches in length
  • Eagle, hawk, falcon, owl, vulture, emu, ostrich, other large or predatory birds
  • Rooster, duck, goose, turkey
  • Bee (other than a honeybee), hornet, wasp, other venomous insects
  • Gopher, woodchuck, beaver, hedgehog, porcupine, other large rodents
  • Deer, antelope, llama, camel
  • Sheep, goat, pigs, and most farm animals
  • Kangaroo, opossum, koala, other marsupials
  • Dolphin, whale, seal, sea lion, walrus, other sea mammals