Animal control is an outsourced function for the city and is handled by the local animal shelter, Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter. The service is funded through an inter-local public/private partnership with the City of Oskaloosa, Mahaska County and private donations.
Rabies: An Incurable Disease
All cats and dogs six months and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Wildlife (skunks, raccoons, bats, foxes) can spread this incurable disease to your pet. Rabies can be transmitted to humans and may be fatal unless a series of anti-rabies shots are taken. A dog or cat must have a collar displaying a tag showing current rabies vaccination.