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.