Animal Services

Animal Services

Pet and animal protection is a vital endeavor in our community. Tulare County can experience severe weather patterns such as drought, heat, freeze, and similar harsh conditions. These occurrences can be dangerous to humans as well as to pets, livestock, and other animals.

Tulare County Animal Services is responsible for the welfare and safety of animals in the unincorporated areas of Tulare County. Our team is focused on:

  • Ensuring public safety
  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Licensing of dogs and cats
  • Responding to and investigating reports of animal bites
  • The humane care and treatment of animals
  • Enforcement of laws, codes, and regulations related to animals
  • Sheltering and adoption services for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals
  • Spay/neuter programs to help control the animal population 

For more information, click here to visit the Tulare County Animal Services website.

Pet Adoptions

Tulare County Animal Services 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 Care & Adoptions facility to choose your pet.

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 Services steps come in. We do what we do because hundreds of animals in Tulare County need us each year!

The Animal Care & Adoptions 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‚Äôs Animal Care & Adoptions 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 Services 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 information please call us, visit our facility, or see our website to download forms for pet adoption, becoming a foster parent, volunteering, and a list of local veterinarians.


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