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Promoting resposible pet ownership 

Services Provided by the Department of Madera County Animal Services

  • Protection of public health against contagious, infectious, or communicable animal diseases.
  • Rabies Control.
  • Patrol of public streets and parks in the County of Madera.
  • Adoption of shelter animals after mandated California state time period.
  • Vaccines and Micro-chipping of shelter animals.
  • Impoundment of stray animals.
  • Welfare checks on possible neglected animals.
  • Enforcement of local and state laws.
  • Animal Licensing for County residents.
  • Quarantine of animals involved in bites to humans.
  • 24 hour response to emergency calls.
  • Volunteer Opportunities - must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Owner Relinquishment Program.
  • Community Outreach Presentations (providing education on humane animal care, wildlife concerns, and shelter operations).

Animal Services with two dogs and two cats