Established by the Department of Parks and Recreation in 1979, the Animal Control Division has offered animal care and control services to the residents of Crestwood for over 30 years. It provides for an Animal Control Officer to pick up stray animals, rescue injured or ill animals, help residents resolve animal-related conflicts, enforce animal ordinances, and address wildlife issues and concerns. At the facility in Whitecliff Park, housing is provided for impounded animals and adoption services are available for unclaimed pets.
|Nancy Hunt has joined Crestwood Animal Control, after 12 year career at Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in High Ridge, Mo. and a previous background in office and facility management. With many years of on-hand wildlife rescue & rehab experience, she also spent 3 years as volunteer coordinator, 3 years as the Director of Wildlife Rehab Clinic, and 9 years on the Board of Directors. In her free time, she also currently volunteers for Bi-State Wildlife Hotline.
Volunteers also assist Crestwood’s animal programs. The Animal Control Board, with volunteer members appointed from each of the four wards and a chairman-at-large, is charged with the responsibility for reviewing special licenses, i.e., kennel and cattery applications, and for monitoring animal control ordinance compliance.
Shelter volunteers walk dogs daily, and assist with cage cleaning and feeding. Such interaction provides detailed personality information about the animals that helps in matching them with potential adopters. Volunteers also assist with adoption events, special events and programs hosted by Animal Control. Shelter shifts are 8:am – 10:00 am and 5:00 pm – 7 pm with some variance in the evening shifts. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
For 24/7 assistance with wildlife problems call Bi-State Wildlife Hotline 636-492-1610 or go to www.wildlifehotline.com. They can assist you, answer many questions and will sometimes refer caller to a specific agency for assistance.
If you have lost a pet, even outside of the Crestwood area, please see our Lost & Found page or call 314-729-4868. Also check STLLost Pets.com to see if your pets is listed and to post a photo of your pet. If you have found a pet and can keep it until the owner is found, go to STLlostpets.com and list the pet under Found Pets.
To Register your pet with Crestwood Animal Control please print and fill out the form and send to or deliver to City of Crestwood 1 Detjen Dr. Crestwood Mo. 63126 Attn: Animal Control. It can also be faxed to 314-729-4729 Attn: Nancy Hunt. Registration of your pet can facilitate the return of your pet if it is picked up by animal control.
Pet Registration Form
|Seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Bleeding
- Arterial bleeding is a serious situation. Arterial blood is bright red and bleeds in “spurts”. It’s hard to stop and requires immediate veterinary help.
- For any type of bleeding, place a clean cloth or sterile gauze over the injured area.
- Apply direct pressure for at least 5 to 7 minutes to stop bleeding.
- Don’t apply a tourniquet unless absolutely necessary.
- Examine vomit for blood or other clues as to cause.
- If poisoning is suspected, bring a sample of the suspected poison, preferably in its original packaging to the veterinarian.
- Gently press on stomach to detect any abdominal pain.
- Withhold all food and water until a veterinarian has been consulted.
- Abdominal pain, enlarged stomach and unproductive vomiting are serious signs. Call your veterinarian immediately.
Bee or Wasp Sting
- Neutralize bee stings by applying baking soda. Neutralize wasp stings by applying vinegar or lemon juice.
- Apply cold pack and antihistamine cream
- In case of severe swelling or difficulty breathing, transport to veterinary clinic immediately.
- Gently pull tongue forward and inspect mouth & throat.
- If a foreign object is spotted, hold mouth open and attempt to remove it by hand, with tweezers or with a pair of small pliers. Take care not to push the object further down the animal’s throat.
- If animal is not breathing, see “CPR”.
- Place pet in cool or shaded area.
- Immediately bathe animal with cool water. Do not use cold/ice water or allow the animal to become excessively chilled.
- Monitor rectal temperature. When it drops to 103 F, dry pet.
- Continue monitoring temperature and transport animal to clinic.
- Attempt to localize injury through gentle inspection.
- Once localized, examine affected area to check for pain, heat, injury and swelling.
- If a fracture is suspected, gently stabilize limb for transport.
- Cover any wounds with a clean cloth. See “Bleeding.”
|Select Friends of Animal Control & Rescue (FOACAR) as your designated charity when you use your Escrip card at Schnucks Markets and other vendors. FOACAR helps support the Crestwood Animal Shelter and donations are always welcome, either through your escrip card or directly. FOACAR is a 501 (c) 3 charity, so all donations are tax deductible. Donations can also be sent to 1700 Liggett Ave, Crestwood, MO 63126. Shelter volunteers enjoy one-on-one contact with the animals. Our volunteers help with the feedings, grooming, walking the dogs, cage cleaning, light general cleaning, and distributing adoption flyers. We ask that volunteers work one (1) shift per week, either morning or evening, for about 3 hours. Adoption events and special programs also utilize volunteer services. Handyman services always helpful, too! Download Volunteer form click here.
|Donations of Needed Items Dry Purina dog and cat food, puppy & kitten chow, canned dog food, canned cat food, dog and cat treats, Regular cat litter, rawhide chews, cat toys, and used dog & cat beds, collars & leashes in good condition. Cleaning supplies, paper towels are also always needed. Gift cards are always welcome. Gift cards from Petco, Petsmart, Walmart, Target, Home Depot can be used to buy items not donated.
| To go to Crestwood Animal Shelter’s adoptable pets on Petfinder.com, click on this link: <a href=”http://www.petfinder.com”><img src=”http://www.petfinder.com/banner-images/widgets/22.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Pet Adoption” />To donate a Thundershirt to Crestwood Animal Control , click on this link: </a>http://shelter.thundershirt.com/shelterDefault.aspx?sid=MO219