Animal Control Services
- State Laws
- County Codes (in their service area)
- Local Ordinances
- Leash Law
- Tethering Law
- Spay & Neuter Law
- Dog Licensing
- Responding to animals endangering the public
- Quarantining animals that bite
- Picking up stray/injured animals
- Removing deceased animals from roadways
- Evacuating animals during emergencies
- Educating public on responsible pet ownership
- Investigating reports of animal neglect
- Responding to animal complaints (loose animals, barking dogs, abandoned animals, etc.)
- Shelter, feed, and care for stray, abandoned, unwanted, and mistreated animals
- Find homes for the shelter animals that are not claimed by an owner
- Survey wildlife for rabies
42080 Northshore Road (at Stanfield Cutoff), Big Bear City, CA 92314
Ph: (909) 866-4943
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm (closed for lunch, 1pm-2pm)
Wednesday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (closed for lunch, 2pm-3pm)
19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, CA 92407
Ph: (909) 386-9820
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Assist with spay/neuter costs (voucher program)
- Sponsor low-cost rabies clinics so pet owners can protect their animals
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.
When your dog is four months old it MUST BE LICENSED – it’s the LAW!
Licenses may be obtained in person, purchased through the mail, or online. Yucaipa residents may obtain dog licenses in person at City Hall (Mon – Thurs, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM). You will need to provide proof of a current rabies vaccination to obtain the license. If your dog is spayed or neutered, you need to include proof of this from a veterinarian as well.
The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors establishes the fees associated with dog licenses. The fee increase for unaltered animals was approved by the Board of Supervisors to address the enormous problem of pet overpopulation and related staffing costs.
San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control periodically conducts a door-to-door canvass of neighborhoods in Yucaipa to ensure that all dogs have a current license and rabies vaccination. Pet owners are informed of the canvassing dates prior to the start of each program through the City’s website and news releases issued by the County. The goal is to increase awareness on the benefits of responsible pet ownership, educate residents regarding the benefits of pet licensure, and to ensure compliance with current Yucaipa Municipal Codes in regards to pet ownership. Yucaipa contracts with the County of San Bernardino Animal Care and Control Program to provide animal control, shelter and licensing services.
In order to avoid a possible citation, pet owners should be prepared to provide the following information if they receive a visit from an Animal License Officer during canvassing: Current Pet License, Vaccination Records, Spay/Neuter Certificate (if applicable). For more information about the canvassing program, please call the San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control Program at 800-472-5609 or visit San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control.
An ID Tag could be Your Pet’s Only Chance to Get Home!
Every year thousands of animals arrive at shelters across the country without any form of identification. That means that it is up to the owner to track down the lost pet, which is often a very difficult thing to do. If an animal is brought to the shelter without any form of identification, then it is held for four to six days (depending on the hours that the shelter is open to the public) before it is placed for adoption or destroyed.If the pet has an ID tag with a phone number on it, then the chances are it will not be lost for long – the shelter will make every attempt to contact the owner and will hold the animal for 10 days.
The most important thing, of course, is to make sure that you ID your pet. Whether your animal lives indoors or outdoors, it should ALWAYS wear an ID tag because you never know what might happen. Why take the risk of losing your precious friend? Do the right thing by being a responsible pet owner –TAG YOUR PET!
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL
Learn more about the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Department
24-HOUR HOTLINE 800-472-5609