What We Do

Animal Control Officers petting a dog


The job duties and responsibilities of Animal Services Officers range far and wide. Listed below are just some of the services our Officers, Sergeants and Lieutenants perform on a daily basis: 

  • Rabies control  (Title 4, Div. 4, Chapter 416-10) includes information on human bite investigations, dog bites, other animal to animal
  • Animal cruelty investigations
  • Illegal animal fighting investigations (dog fighting and cockfighting) - sick and injured animal pick-up (domestic animals and wildlife) 
  • Loose and/or injured livestock response
  • Animal rescue
  • Enforcement of potentially dangerous and dangerous animal ordinance (Title 4, Div. 4, Chapters 416-12.402 and 416-12.404) - stray dog patrols
  • Nuisance investigations (animal noise Title 4, Div. 4, Chapter 416-12.202) - response to complaints relative to animals at large (Title 4, Div. 4, Chapter 416-4.402) - provide assistance to law enforcement agencies serving warrants where animals may be present
  • Dog licensing (Title 4, Div. 4, Chapter 416-6, Article 416-6.002) and leash law enforcement
  • Response to dead or live animal impound requests
  • Response to rattlesnake calls
  • Provide public education regarding safe handling and humane care of animals

For more information, to file a complaint, or to request assistance, please call 925-608-8400 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. After regular business hours or on Sunday, Monday, and major holidays, call Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 925-646-2441.