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Animal Control Division

The Animal Control Division is responsible for the enforcement of State laws and local ordinances pertaining to animals and serves as a contact point for the public with regard to animal problems and issues. The staff strives to assure the protection, health and safety of animals and people through education and enforcement of regulations. This Division also works in conjunction with various agencies, such as State Fish & Game and the Sheriff’s Department, on animal related issues. The Animal Control Division provides and maintains a state mandated rabies control program through dog licensing.


Staff: Douglas Smith, Animal Care and Control Manager
Jennifer Doan, Administrative Assistant II
Jessica Maggiora, Animal Control Officer I- Field

Location: Yucca Valley Animal Shelter
4755 Malin Way, Yucca Valley
  Directions: Take Hwy 247 North to Skyline Ranch Road, turn left (signal)and travel 3/4 of a mile. Turn right on Malin Way. Shelter is on the right hand side.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Office is closed weekends and holidays
Shelter Hours: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Phone: Animal Control (760) 365-1807
Shelter (760) 365-3111
Weekends & after-hours emergencies: (760) 365-2364 (Sheriff’s dispatch)
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Animal Care and Control Joint Powers Authority
In November, 2008, a Joint Powers Agreement (No. 08-1174) established the Animal Care and Control Joint Powers Authority for the construction, design, financing, maintenance and operation of animal shelter(s) in the unincorporated County areas in the Morongo Basin region and Town of Yucca Valley area.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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