ABOUT THE ANIMAL CONTROL UNIT
The City of Bakersfield’s Animal Control Unit is a department within the Bakersfield Police Department, Operations Division.
This unit handles animal related services and complaints for city residents. An average of 16,000 calls per year is handled by this unit citywide.
Field officers are available 7 days per week, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Officers are available for emergency situations after 5 pm, 7 days a week.
If you have an injured or sick animal and need emergency assistance after hours please contact the Police Department Non-emergency number at 661-327-7111
The city Animal Control unit is responsible for:
City Hall South
1501 Truxtun Ave, 2nd floor #339.
Business Hours: 9 am - 5 pm
Visitor parking for City Hall South is located on the South side of the building, parking limit is 2 hours.
There is also parking available at the City of Bakersfield Parking Structure located at the corner of 18th and Eye Street and there is a 3 hr limit.
City Animal Control is responsible for enforcing ordinances within the city as well as the state of California mandates.
We respond and enforce all issues pertaining to dogs and a limited number of issues involving cats. We do not pick up contained cats; a leash law ordinance pertaining to cats does not currently exist within the city of Bakersfield.
We DO NOT respond to calls for:
ANIMAL RELATED ISSUES HANDLED BY OTHER DEPARTMENTS OR AGENCIES