Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Measles Outbreak

A recent outbreak of measles in California now has a reported case in Fresno County. Click Read More to learn about measles.


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2014 Food Safety Awards

The Tulare County HHSA Environmental Health Division announces its 2014 Excellence in Food Safety Awards. Learn more about this program and see a full listing of recipients by clicking Read More.

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Pet Adoptions

People love pets. They're cute, cuddly, and fun! Dogs and cats can make great companions. They love to play and are ready with a snuggle at any time.

The Tulare County Animal Shelter has many wonderful dogs and cats in need of loving homes. Special adoption events are held several times a year at convenient locations throughout the county, making adoption easy and accessible. Or, just visit our Animal Shelter to choose your pet.

Hurry in today to add a new member to your household!

Animal Shelter and Licensing

People love pets. They're cute, cuddly, and fun! But having a pet involves more than just love. There's a commitment involved; pets need food and water, medical care, and, in some cases, lots of attention. Unfortunately, some people bring a pet home and then find that they are in over their heads. The result is a large number of unwanted pets that may be abandoned, sick, or injured. That's where Tulare County Animal Control comes in. We do what we do because hundreds of animals in Tulare County need us each year!

The Animal Control program provides food and shelter for unwanted, stray, sick, and injured animals in addition to dog licensing services. Animal Control also responds to emergencies, including dog bites, vicious animals, reports of animal neglect, and public complaints.

Animals are sheltered at the County’s animal control facility. In addition to 50 indoor/outdoor kennel runs for dogs, the facility includes a 29-cage cat room and space for non-domestic animals and livestock.

Tulare County Animal Control helps to reduce animal overpopulation by promoting and providing spay/neutering services and educating the public on appropriate pet care. We help to reduce the dangers and nuisances caused by irresponsible pet ownership and protect pets from abuse, neglect, and homelessness.

For more information, please see the Contact and Location tab.