City Animal Control | Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Animal Control hours of operation and contact number are: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Ph 963-1513
(For emergencies after hours, call the Santa Barbara Police Department at 882-8900.)
For animal control issues within the City limit, please contact us for help with or more information about:
You are bitten by an animal or have an animal that bit someone else.
Your pet has bitten or been bitten by wildlife
You see an injured animal. If the owner of the animal is present, it is their responsibility to transport the animal to a veterinarian.
You see loose livestock.
You see an animal; dead, alive or injured - creating a traffic hazard or involved in a situation that is dangerous to human safety.
Animal Complaints / Nuisances
Please call our office at 963-1513 during our daytime business hours to report any animal disturbances, noise complaints, sanitation problems, mistreatment or abuse to animals, neglect or any other animal related problems.
Humane / Live Cat Traps
Call our office during our daytime business hours to reserve a trap for removing cats.
Dog & Cat Licensing
All DOGS must be rabies vaccinated and licensed when they reach four (4) months of age. All unaltered CATS must be licensed when they reach four (4) months of age.
Lost / Found Animals
Call daily to leave a lost or found report at both the City Animal Control dispatch office and the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter. If you have lost or found an animal after hours or on the weekend, call the lost and found pet hotline: 564-6862 Stray animals are held for 72 hours for owner redemption and then are placed up for adoption. If you have lost your pet, it is your responsibility to check for it, in person, at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter. Your animal may be waiting there for you.
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