Animal Control

Animal Control Questions, Concerns or Problems? 

Call Animal Control Officer, Kathi Pelnar at (715)-386-7789. 

Lost & Found Animals 

Animals at large or found will be brought to the:
Animal Humane Society
9785 Hudson Road
Woodbury, MN  55125
(651)-730-6008

Animal Reclaiming Fees 

Reclaiming fees will be due and payable to the Town of St. Joseph. The Town will invoice pet owners regarding the fees due.  Please note the Animal Humane Society may also bill pet owners for fees associated with reclaiming the animal. 

Dog Licensing

WI State law requires all dogs to be licensed annually.  All dog licenses expire December 31st of the year they were issued.  A current "Proof of Rabies" vaccination from your veterinarian for each animal is required along with your fee for licensing. New residents and pet owners have a 30 day grace period to license your pets.   If you have questions you may call 715-549-6235 or send an email to: Clerk/Treasurer's Office

Fees:

  • January 1st through March 31st: $10 for altered animal and $20 for unaltered animal
  • April 1st through December 31st: $20 for altered animal and $40 for unaltered animal

Submit payment and forms in person at or mail to:
Town of St. Joseph
1337 County Road V
Hudson, WI 54016

Private Kennel Licenses

Individuals with four or more dogs must apply for a private kennel license.  All kennel licenses expire December 31st of the year they were issued.

Commercial Kennel Licenses

Individuals with four or more dogs must apply for a commercial kennel license. All kennel licenses expire December 31st of the year they were issued.