October Offers a Variety of Awareness Activities

October is a busy awareness month.  From awareness activities to local events, you are invited to take a look at what is happening this month nationally and in Tulare County.

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Fifth Annual Tulare County Red Ribbon Week

The 2014 Tulare County Red Ribbon Week Celebration will be held on Sat., Oct. 25, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, from 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Love Yourself, Be Drug Free.” 

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2014 CWS and Friends of Tulare County Toy Drive

You have the opportunity to make a child's holiday bright! The CWS and Friends of Tulare County Toy Drive, which provides gifts to Tulare County children within the CWS (Child Welfare Services) system, is underway and will run through December 5.

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West Nile Virus Activity in Tulare County

During the summer months, community members should be on guard and protect themselves while enjoying outdoor activities. 

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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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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.