What We Do

Tulare County Animal Services Division strives to improve the safety and quality of life for the animals and residents in the unincorporated areas of Tulare County by focusing on:

  • Ensuring public safety
  • Responsible pet ownership and reducing the dangers and nuisances caused by irresponsible pet owners
  • Protecting pets from abuse, neglect, and homelessness through education and enforcement of laws, codes, and regulations related to animals
  • The humane care and treatment of animals
  • Care, sheltering, and adoption services for stray, sick, or injured, abandoned, and surrendered animals
  • Responding to emergencies and investigating reports of dog bites, vicious animals, animal abuse and neglect, public complaints, and more
  • Reducing animal overpopulation by promoting and providing spay/neutering services
  • Dog and kennel licensing services
  • Microchipping services

Animals under the care and custody of the Tulare County Animal Services Division are sheltered at the County’s Animal Care and Adoptions facility. There are indoor/outdoor kennel runs for dogs, a combined cat room and outdoor cattery, and spaces for non-domestic animals and livestock.

Shelter hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m by appointment.  Closed Sundays and holidays.