The Animal Control Department is responsible for enforcing City Ordinances relating to animals, pickup and disposal of wild animal carcasses, and providing advice on controlling nuisance wildlife. Wildlife found in Quincy includes coyotes, deer, foxes, hawks, owls, opossums, raccoons, turkeys and woodchucks.
Animal ordinances are primarily relating to dogs. Dog owners are required to clean up their pet's waste, control excessive barking, and insure that their dog is properly vaccinated against rabies. Dog owners are also required to license their pets annually.
The Animal Control Officer is also required to investigate dog attacks.