Animal Control Officer Nichole Pollard handles the investigation of animal abuse and neglect, potentially dangerous and dangerous dog complaints for the Sheriff’s Office. New reports are made through the communications center at (360) 533-8765.
Messages for Officer Pollard can be left at (360) 964-1769.

Cold Weather Tips
Just because your pet has a fur coat doesn’t mean he/she is protected in freezing weather. If the animal is very young, very old, or ill, keep it inside when the temperature dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are some tips for protecting your pet during cold weather.

  • During the winter, outdoor cats sometimes sleep under the hoods of vehicles. When the motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by the fan belt. If there are outdoor cats in you area, bang loudly on the vehicle hood before starting the engine to give the cat a chance to escape.
  • Pets can lose their scent and become lost in the snow and ice. Make sure your pets always wear ID tags.
  • Thoroughly wipe off your pet’s legs and stomach when he/she comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice. He/she can ingest salt, antifreeze or other chemicals while licking his/her paws.
  • Own a short-haired dog? Consider getting him/her a coat or sweater.
  • Never leave your pet alone in a vehicle during cold weather. A vehicle can act as a refrigerator by holding in the cold.
  • Does your animal spend a lot of time outdoors or engaged in outdoor activities? Increase his/her supply of food, particularly protein, to keep him/her in tip-top shape.