The Animal Control Unit of the Opp Police Department is responsible for enforcing state and city laws regarding the care and keeping of domestic animals in the city. The Unit investigates nuisance complaints such as barking dogs. It also investigates animal bites and animal abuse complaints, and further impounds animals as appropriate. Animal control officers can issue citations as necessary in order to enforce laws. In addition, animal control officers educate the public in areas such as responsible pet ownership and proper care of pets. Animal Control’s most common complaints are reports of stray dogs and cats.