The center fields calls reporting stray and/or vicious animals or other problems with animals. It is the center’s responsibility to collect/receive stray animals and house them. DeRidder Police handles calls of animals deemed vicious or dangerous. Animal Control houses, feeds, waters, exercises the dogs. Animal Control serves as a collection and adoption center for unwanted or unclaimed dogs from within the city limits, aggressively pursuing adoption of all healthy animals. They will not take pets from outside the City.