The Neighborhood Services Department, governed by Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, offers animal control and support services for neighborhood associations. The department has a housing services division that operates several loan and grant programs that provide property repair and maintenance services through federally funded sources. The Neighborhood Services Department s animal welfare division provides shelter and adoption services for loose and stray animals, as well as handles cases related to animal cruelty. The department s code enforcement division is responsible for keeping neighborhoods free of dilapidated buildings and weeds. The Neighborhood Services Department works to prevent and reduce violent crimes and gang activities.