Animals, whether companion pets, working animals or stock, play an important role in the lives of many people in the Pyrenees Shire.

The role of Council Officers (Rangers) is to advise and assist residents in managing their animals and to ensure that any nuisance which may arise is eliminated or managed to achieve a reasonable outcome for all involved. Council's Animal Control Department consists of two part-time officers. They may be contacted through Council's Customer Service Office on 03 5349 1100.