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The City contracts with the County of San Bernardino Animal Care & Control to provide Animal Control services to City residents. The contract is managed by the Administrative Services Department and the General Services/City Clerk Department. County Animal Care & Control can be reached at 800-472-5609 (24-hour hot line).

The mission of the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program is to prevent rabies in humans and pets, to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spaying and neutering, to protect and serve the public and pets by enforcing all laws and ordinances pertaining to Animal Care & Control, to care for all animals domestic and wild, to reunite lost pets with their owners, to place unwanted pets into new homes, and to maintain a high quality of service.

Services Provided by Animal Care & Control

  • Hot Weather Tips from ASPCA
  • Enforce all animal laws (leash law, dog licensing, tethering, etc.)
  • Pick-up and impound stray animals for the health and safety of the public
  • Respond to all animal complaints and other hazards
  • Investigate alleged cases of cruelty and/or the inhumane treatment of animals
  • Track animal bites
  • Assist with humane trapping of nuisance animals
  • Quarantine (confine) certain animals (i.e. those involved in bite cases)
  • Shelter, feed, and care for stray, abandoned, unwanted, and mistreated animals
  • Find homes for the shelter animals that are not claimed by an owner
  • Assist with spay/neuter costs (voucher program)
  • Survey wildlife for rabies
  • Sponsor low-cost rabies clinics so pet owners can protect their animals
  • Provide education to the public about how to be a good pet owner (spaying/neutering, licensing, ID tags, leashes, training, etc.)

How many dogs can I have in the City of Yucaipa?

Pursuant to City of Yucaipa Municipal Code Section 84.0560 (h)(1), it depends on the lot size of your home. You can have a combination of dogs, cats, and/or pot-bellied pigs as follows:

  • Less than 7,200 sq. ft. lot: 2 per lot or unit
  • 7,200 sq. ft. lot: 3 per lot
  • 10,000 sq. ft. lot: 4 per lot
  • 20,000 sq. ft. lot: *5 per lot

* Five or more require a Special Use Permit (SUP) and a Public Health permit.

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