Pet Licenses are available at the Hastings Police Department, 317 S.
Rabies vaccination certificate required to purchase
Visit the Heartland Pet Connection
Animals available at Heartland Pet Connection can be viewed at
www.petfinder.com. Enter zip code 68901.
Mary Morse, Vicki Sinner
Community Service Officers are an integral part of the police
department's operation. Community Service Officers are on duty seven (7)
days a week, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. They handle thousands of calls-
for-service, answer numerous questions concerning animals and laws that
pertain to them, enforce parking laws, and generally assist police
officers when needed.
The activity and status of animals generate
many complaints. Though citizens call concerning those complaints,
almost all citizens insist that animals are treated humanely. The
Community Service Officers are dedicated to serving the needs of the
public while treating the animals with which they come in contact with
the utmost care.
Community Service Officers' duties include:
* Enforce City
ordinances related to animals;
* Capture and impound dogs and cats;
* Capture wild animals and reptiles;
* Assist citizens with animal
* Respond to citizen complaints regarding animals;
Maintain animal records;
* Assist the Sheriff's Office and State Game
* Inspect pet shops and issue store licenses;
* Reptile and snake handling;
* Horse capture and
* First aid for small animals;
* Public relations.
* Complete minor police reports;
Receive and transport evidence;
* Investigate parking problems;
Mark and ticket abandoned vehicles;
* Inter-department mail
* Drop-off and pick up police vehicles for repair.