Non-emergency complaints are those that do not pose a threat to life, public safety, or danger of serious injury to the public or animals. Non-emergency complaints do not require immediate action from Animal Services and shall be investigated during normal business hours.
Tulare County Animal Services handles calls for service in the unincorporated areas of Tulare County. If you live within the city limits of Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Lindsay, Porterville, Tulare, Visalia or Woodlake, please contact your city's local animal control department.
If you have a complaint about any animal-related matters falling under the jurisdiction of the Tulare County Animal Services Division, please call or visit our office at:
Tulare County Animal Services
14131 Avenue 256
Visalia, CA 93292
Shelter Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Or, you may submit a complaint electronically by completing an electronic COMPLAINT FORM. This form can be used to notify Animal Services of an issue that potentially needs investigation.
Please be sure to include accurate contact information if you would like a reply from Animal Services.
Examples of Non-Emergency Complaints:
If you reside within any of the following cities, please contact them directly:
Visalia Animal Care Center
29016 Highway 99
Visalia, CA 93277
Shelter Hours: 12 p.m.–6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday
12 p.m.–5 p.m., Saturday through Sunday
Porterville Animal Control
23611 Road 196
Lindsay, CA 93247
Shelter Hours: 12 p.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday
9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday
Tulare Animal Services Facility
3817 South K Street
Tulare, CA 93274
Shelter Hours: 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday
8 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
Calls to report an animal emergency matter should be directed to Animal Services during normal business hours, and to the Tulare County Sheriff Dispatch after hours and on Sundays and holidays.
Per Tulare County Animal Ordinance, unsubstantiated or false claims and/or abusing requests for emergency services may result in an administrative penalty being assessed to the reporting party or animal owner.