Animal Control Division
The animal control position for the Lee County Sheriff Department is a sworn position held by a deputy who is a full-time certified law enforcement officer. The deputy answers complaints from citizens who want to file a report regarding animal-related crimes.
This division enforces the laws of the county and state. Items that are investigated are: animal bites; dangerous dogs; neglected, abused, diseased, and injured dogs. Horse complaints are also common. If horses (or other animals) are confined without proper food and water, that is a violation of state law which is punishable by fines and/or incarceration.
We work closely with the Tupelo/Lee Humane Society, and have a great resource in the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), www.humanesociety.org.
Anyone who does not live in the county (lives in a municipality) will need to call 662-869-2911 for assistance regarding animals.
The Lee County Sheriff's Department responds to calls within Lee County but outside municipal limits.