To report a dead wild animal, call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office at 920-236-7300, non-emergency extension. If you have problems with wild animals such as deer or raccoons, please call a private service.


The owner of a dog more than 5 months of age on January 1 of any year, or 5 months of age within the license year, shall annually, on or before the date the dog becomes 5 months of age, pay the dog license tax and obtain a license (Wisconsin Statute 174.05).

The license will be valid from January 1 through December 31.

  • $5.00 For A Neutered Male or Spayed Female Animal.
  • $10.00 For an Unneutered Male or Unspayed Female Animal.
  • $5.00 Additional Fee, If Paid After April 1.

The animal’s current rabies vaccination certificate must be presented, certified by a licensed veterinarian when applying for the license.


There are no licensing requirements for cats, and the Town does not respond to calls regarding lost or found cats.

Municipal Code of the Town of Neenah Chapter 9

(1) State Laws Adopted. The provisions of Chap. 174, Wis. Stats., exclusive of any penalties, are adopted by reference and made a part of this code, so far as applicable.

(a) Any person or entity owning, keeping, harboring, or having custody of any dog in the Town that is over five (5) months of age as of January 1 shall annually pay the Town the appropriate dog license fee and obtain a license. For dogs which are not five (5) months of age as of January 1, the license fee must be paid and the license must be obtained within thirty (30) days after the dog reaches five (5) months of age.

(b) Any owner with a valid kennel operating license shall be excluded from this licensing procedure.

(3) License Fees. Any owner applying for a license shall pay the Town Treasurer prior to April 1 of each year the appropriate license fee. If an owner does not pay this fee prior to April 1, an additional late fee as established by the State or County shall be collected.

(4) Dogs Not to Run at Large. No person shall permit any dog to run at large within the Town at any time. Running at large includes anywhere which is not within the limits of the owner’s premises. A dog shall not be considered running at large when it is consubject to forfeiture within the limits of the owner’s premises or is accompanied by a person and restrained by a leash. See Chapter 7.06(3)(j) herein.

(a) The Dog Lister or any Town Board Member or town peace officer, finding any dog running at large, shall impound such dog. All dogs picked up shall be taken to the Animal Shelter designated by the Town.

(5) Biting Dogs. Every owner or person harboring or keeping a dog who knows that such dog has bitten any person shall immediately report such fact to the Sheriff or Town officer and shall keep such dog confined and quarantined for not less than ten (10) days, either on his property or with a licensed veterinarian. The owner or keeper of any such dog shall surrender the dog to the Sheriff upon demand and shall not conceal or remove the dog without consent from the Sheriff.

(6) Howling Dogs Prohibited. No person shall keep or harbor a dog that makes frequent or prolonged noises that will disturb the peace of any person in the vicinity. See Chapter 7.06(5)(j) herein.

(7) Animal Excreta. The owner or person having immediate control of any dog shall promptly remove and dispose of, in a sanitary manner, any excreta left or deposited by the animal upon any public or private property.

(8) Inhumane Treatment Prohibited. No person shall be cruel or inhumane to any dog by beating, torturing, mutilating, cruelly killing, failing to provide food, failing to provide drink, failing to provide shelter, or abandoning such dog.

(9) Penalties. Any person violating the provisions above will be subject to forfeiture not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than $200.00, except that for any person violating Subsections (4) or (6) of this Section shall be subject to forfeiture fifty dollars ($50.00) for the first offense, seventy five dollars ($75.00) for the second offense, $100.00 for the third offense, and $200.00 for the fourth and any subsequent offense within a twelve (12) month period. Any person subject to forfeiture under this Section must also pay the costs of prosecution. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.