Animal Control

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Baldwin Borough is now part of the South Hills Cooperative Animal Control (SHCAC) along with Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Greentree, Mt. Lebanon, Scott, and Whitehall


  • Animal Control officers are on duty seven days per week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and provide emergency service 24-hours per day.
  • Animal Control Officers receive training and qualifications through the National Animal Control Association (NACA) a leader in animal control procedures and practices.  SHCAC officers attend Pennsylvania Humane Police Officer’s training for law enforcement held in Harrisburg and animal husbandry at Penn State University in State College, PA.
  • Residents are encouraged to call Allegheny County dispatch on the non-emergency phone number (412) 279 6911 for Animal Control Service to report animals running at large, and to report injured or dead animals.  This is the preferred method of contact by the general public. County Dispatch will in turn contact animal control.  Note: they do not deal with any skunks trapped or otherwise. 

Reuniting lost pets with their owners


  • Returning pets to their proper owner and finding homes for unclaimed animals are priorities for the SHCAC Animal Control officers.  A kennel for housing animals is maintained in Upper St Clair.
  • When South Hills Cooperative Animal Control (SHCAC) picks up a lost dog or cat, they will post its picture and any information it has about the animal on this webpage. Information will remain online until the pet is returned home or turned over to Animal Friends for adoption.