Police Department
Animal Control – (412) 833-2000
General Contact Information
412 831-6800, ext. 102
412 851-0519 (fax)


South Hills Cooperative Animal Control (SHCAC)

SHCAC is administered through the Mt Lebanon Police Department. The business office is located in the Mt Lebanon Public Safety Building at; 555 Washington Road, Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania 15228. The kennel facility known as Clair’s Kennel is a short term limited occupancy facility located in Upper St Clair Township at the rear of the municipal building at: 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St Clair, Pennsylvania 15241.

SHCAC is a cooperative animal control agency supplying animal services, for both domestic animals and wildlife, for several communities located in the South Hills area of Allegheny County.  To report a stray or wild animal, lost pet, deceased animal, or to request a trap, please contact the Police Communications Desk at 412-833-2000. 

Please note that SHCAC will not provide traps when temperatures are below freezing.  Additionally, SHCAC will not trap or pick up deceased skunks.

SHCAC Trapping Guidelines for Residents

SHCAC has full time Animal Control Officers offering service 7 days a week, including Holidays (Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 8 PM, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays – 8 AM – 4 PM). Animal Control Officers receive training and qualifications through the National Animal Control Association (NACA) a leader in animal control procedures and practices. NACA offers a wide range of course instruction covering subjects such as Animal Behavior, Animal Diseases & Zoonosis, Capture Techniques. Shelter Operations and Laws and Legal Proceedings. In addition all Animal Control Officers are certified in the proper and ethical administering of euthanasia drugs used for domestic animals. SHCAC Officers attend Pennsylvania Humane Police Officer’s training for law enforcement held in Harrisburg and animal husbandry at Penn State University at State College Pennsylvania.



The Municipality of Bethel Park provides an annual Rabies Clinic. Please check the Municipal Calendar of Events for the date/time of this event.   All residents are encouraged to bring their pets, both cats, and dogs, to be inoculated. A one-year rabies shot will be given.  Bring proof of previous rabies vaccine with you for a three year shot at the same cost.  Microchipping will also be offered.  The fees are as follows, which are subject to change:

RABIES SHOT:    $10.00
MICROCHIP:       $45.00

CAT LICENSES:   $2.00 – 1 Year License
$5.00 – 3 Year License

*Applications for state dog licenses will also be available.  Any questions, please call 831-6800 x 102.


Permits – Cats and Dogs:
Cats and Dogs are required to be licensed.
Cat licenses may be obtained at the Bethel Park Police Records Department. The fees for the cat licenses: 1-year license $2.00, 3-years $5.00;  proof of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of purchase.

Dog licenses may be obtained from the Allegheny County Treasurers office. http://www.alleghenycounty.us/treasurers-office/dog-license.aspx