Forest City Police Department will respond to animal control issues as they occur. The response will be by an animal control officer Monday through Friday during regular business hours. After hours and weekend responses to animal control issues will be by Forest City Police Department patrol officers. The Watch Commander will make determinations as to the after hour response by our animal control officer. Officer Josh McCraw serves as a full time sworn police officer as Forest City Police Department’s Animal Control Officer. Those needing a response from our animal control officer should call Rutherford County Central Communications at (828) 286-2911.