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Grounds for Impoundment
Impoundment Guidelines
An animal is subject to impoundment in the City of Moline if it:
  • Has been treated cruelly;
  • Has been used in entertainment;
  • Has bitten any animal or person;
  • Is a dangerous animal;
  • Is a dog for which probable cause exists that it is a dangerous dog;
  • Is a dog for which probable cause exists that it is a vicious dog;
  • Is a dog for which probable cause exists that the dog is/was being used in conjunction with criminal activity;
  • Is a dog found to be dangerous and is not kept in compliance;
  • Is a dog or cat displaying symptoms of rabies;
  • Is a dog or cat failing to display a current inoculation tag;
  • Is a dog or cat failing to display current and valid license tag;
  • Is a dog or cat found to be over the allowed four pet limit;
  • Is a dog or cat making excessive noise;
  • Is a dog or cat running at large;
  • Is a dog or cat that has not been neutered by the age of six months and does not have an unaltered pet license;
  • Is a dog or cat that is injured or ill or is in distress or in imminent danger;
  • Is a dog that has been found to be a vicious dog;
  • Is a female dog or cat in heat that is not in an enclosed structure;
  • Is a rabbit found in violation;
  • Is a wild animal;
  • Is an animal kept in the city by a non-resident;
  • Is an unlicensed dog or cat;
  • Is an unregistered guard or sentry dog or otherwise not in compliance;
  • Is believed to be a source or threat of rabies or other infectious disease;
  • Is domestic livestock or fowl;

For information about the return or disposal of impounded animals contact the Moline Animal Control at 309.797.0401.