Animals with & without Identification Tags
- Animals wearing identification tags picked up are generally reunited with their owners within the day. Knowing this, we cannot overemphasize the importance of collars with identification tags and micro chipping.
- Pets without identification are usually taken to the Covington Animal Pound where they stay for 3 days for an owner to claim them. After that point, if deemed adoptable, they will be put up for adoption through CARE - Covington Animal Rescue Effort. www.covingtonanimalrescueeffort.com/ To report a lost or found animal please call (901) 476-7191 Ext. 146 Monday through Friday 8:00am until 5:00pm.
- According to state law ALL dog bites must be investigated. All animals that have bitten, regardless of rabies vaccination, must be quarantined for ten days at the Covington Pound or a veterinary clinic.
- The Street Department will remove dead animals on city property/streets only. If the dead animal is on private property, should be placed in a garbage bag and taken to the curb. Call 901-476-7191, ext 146 to report. They are only picked up during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm.
- Animals picked up by Covington Animal Control are subject to pick up and boarding fees payable to the Covington Animal Control Division located inside Covington City Hall on the second floor.
Dogs Being Noisy
- Barking dogs may be reported to Covington Animal Control during regular business hours or after hours and weekends to the Covington Police Department by calling 901-476-5282.
- You may surrender your animal by taking them to Tipton County Animal Control located at 8279 Highway 51 S, Brighton, TN. The telephone number there is 901-837-2219. Tipton County Animal Control does NOT pick up surrendered animals.
Rabies Vaccination and Registration
- Current rabies vaccination by a licensed veterinarian
- Registration in Tipton County is the law.
Dogs Running Loose
- There is a leash law in the city limits of Covington. All animals MUST be kept on a leash unless in a fenced in backyard.