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Animal Control

The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office responds to all types of animal calls. We enforce the Herd District laws with the State Brand Inspector's Office. Deputies respond to livestock complaints, dogs at large, snake complaints, dead animals on the roadways, and fish and game complaints. While dogs at large are picked up by deputies and taken to the animal shelter, we do not pick up cats. Deputies work with local veterinarians regarding animal abuse complaints.

The Lewis Clark Animal Shelter in Lewiston is where all dogs that are picked up by the Sheriff's Office are transported. To help lost pets go back safely to their homes, the lost pets under the care of LCAS are listed on the shelter website at   

If you believe your dog or cat is listed or would like to file a lost report, please contact the Lewis Clark Animal Shelter at 208-746-1623 or email at When lost pets arrive at the shelter, LCAS scans each pet for a microchip. It is important to keep your pet's microchip information updated - change of phone number, address

As a jurisdictional shelter, LCAS is legally obligated to hold all dogs for a minimum of SEVEN days before they can move forward. During this period, LCAS staff puts in all efforts to attempt to find or contact possible owners. If no owners come forward after seven days, the dog will then be spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and placed for adoption.

The Lewis Clark Animal Shelter’s mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond and to end pet over-population through an aggressive spay/neuter campaign

Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter Website


Bryce Scrimsher

Bryce Scrimsher


Office Location
1150 Wall Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
1150 Wall Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

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Fax: 888-727-6814

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: 208-799-3139
Fax: 888-715-8307

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