Humane Services

This department picks up small to medium dead animals on county roadways. The Roads Department handles larger animals. CALTRANS is contacted for dead animals on state highways and City Public Works is responsible for removal within the city limits. We pick up and transport sick and injured canines and livestock to a veterinarian for emergency treatment or make a field determination to euthanize depending on the extent of injury. Private kennels are inspected for sanitary conditions and proper care of their charges. Unfortunately, there are many unclaimed dogs that come to our facility. We work closely with many animal rescue groups so the animals under our care have a chance to find a good home. We also investigate complaints of inhumane treatment. Should circumstances dictate, we impound the animal so proper care and attention can be provided.