City of Clever Animal Control

The Animal Control Division performs numerous functions, including the capture of dogs at large, protection of animals, investigations of animal abuse and neglect, and enforcement of local and state animal laws.

If you have lost or found a pet, want to report a dangerous animal, animal at large, animal nuisance, or animal neglect, please call City Hall at 417-743-2544.  Or use the Report a Concern Form.


Animal Regulations

All animals in the city limits of Clever must be on a leash, chain, or retained by a secured enclosure at all times. Animals running loose or causing a disturbance within the city limits, will be impounded & fines assessed as needed. Help control the pet population, have your pet spayed or neutered. Owners of dogs that are considered Vicious dogs per city ordinances (pit bull, Rottweiler, etc.) must post a “beware of dog” sign on their property. 

Violation Examples

Brief, summarized list

This list is not a comprehensive list of all City Codes regarding animals, but a brief, summarized list of just a few of the most common violations:

  • Animal abandonment
  • Animals at large
  • Animals not vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian and not displaying the tag provided by the veterinarian showing a current rabies vaccination
  • Frequent howling, barking, baying or yelping by an animal that disturbs the peace of the neighborhood
  • Owner fails to provide adequate care or adequate control which results in substantial harm to the animal 

For a complete list of animal laws within the City of Clever's jurisdiction, please view the following section of City Ordinance