Tyra Pruitt

Tyra Pruitt

Animal Resource Supervisor

Tyra Pruitt has served as the Animal Resource Supervisor for the City of Prichard for 4 years.

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City of Mobile Animal Shelter
251-208-2800

Chickasaw Animal Shelter
251-452-5474

Mobile County Animal Shelter
251-547-3647

Saraland Animal Shelter
251-679-5570

Mobile SPCA
251-633-3531

Mission

The mission of the City of Prichard Animal Resource Department is to protect the health and safety of the residents of the City of Prichard, to protect and promote responsible domestic pet/livestock ownership, prevent the spread of animal borne diseases to other domestic pets/livestock and protect the public by seizing public nuisance domestic pets/livestock roaming throughout the City.

The City of Prichard Animal Resource Department will make every effort to provide temporary shelter and care for stray and unwanted animals, to promote pet adoption of healthy, non-aggressive animals by the general public and by approved animal rescue organizations and the local humane society.  It is our mission to reduce the number of unwanted and stray animals by ensuring that ALL dogs and cats are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

The City Prichard Animal Resource Department will make every effort to promote and enforce the statues, city ordinances, and state regulations pertaining to animal control and pet owner responsibility. It is our mission to investigate animal cruelty of domestic pets/livestock.

The Prichard animals Resource Department will assist the MCHD in enforcement of the Rabies Control Act. It is our Mission to provide information and recommendations for domestic pets and/livestock to individuals being evacuated during a disaster.

We will make every effort to instill and encourage proper care and humane treatment of domestic pets/livestock through education and leading by example.

The Ultimate Mission of the Prichard Animals Resource Department is to provide quality service to citizens, to continue to train management and staff to carry out and uphold this mission.

License Requirements

All cats and dogs three months of age or older are required to be licensed.

Owners are required to register such pet(s) with the City Clerk’s Office located at 216 East Prichard Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Owners must present a current certificate of rabies vaccination before such license can be issued.

License Fees

$6.00 for non-spayed or neutered cats or dogs.
$3.00 for non-spayed or neutered cats or dogs if owned by a person 65 years of age or older with proper identification

$3.00 for spayed or neutered cats or dogs.
$1.50 for spayed or neutered cats or dogs owned by a person 65 years of age or older with proper identification.

There is a $10.00 late fee applied to each license purchased after January 31.

Adoption Fees

*Adoption fee covers rabies vaccination, deworming, spay/neuter*
$80 for a male dog/cat
$90 for a female dog/cat

Livestock

The owner or person in charge of every horse more than three (3) months of age shall register the same as to name, sex, breed, description, owner’s name, phone number, and address.  Registration shall be done within thirty (30) days of the purchase of the horse by the owner or person in charge.  Failure to timely register the horse shall subject the owner or person in charge to a $50.00 penalty.

Payment of the applicable fees

Application & Inspection Fee – $150.00
Renewal Permit – $75.00
Failure to Show Vaccinations Certification – $50.00
Permit Replacement Fee – $10.00

Owners are required to register such pet(s) with the Animal Shelter, located at 2402 W. Rebel Road between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Owners must present a current vaccination certificate before such license can be issued.

Requirements as to construction of lawful fences – Fences of seven or more wires for livestock generally.

A fence made of seven or more wires securely fastened to trees or posts not more than eight feet apart.  The first four wires being of four-inch barb and not over four inches apart, commencing with the first wire four inches from the ground, the fifth wire not over six inches from the fourth, the sixth wire not over eight inches from the fifth, and seventh wire 15 inches from the sixth.