National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge our Animal Services Officers. Our officers are caring and compassionate people who want to make a difference in the community. Protecting people and animals is a difficult and yet rewarding job. Whether removing 30 cats from a hoarder's home, testifying in court against a dog abuser, returning a lost pet to its human, assisting homeless citizens and their pets, or giving a toy to a child suffering from a dog bite - they do make a difference! We thank them for the important service they provide. If the letters from the public are any indication, they are having huge, positive impact on the lives of citizens and pets throughout Contra Costa County.
It is the mission of Contra Costa Animal Services to protect the public and animals in our community, and to prevent cruelty, abuse, and neglect of animals in Contra Costa County by effectively and efficiently enforcing all state, county and city animal laws.
We will shelter homeless, abandoned, and lost animals, providing quality care for every animal regardless of its temperament or condition; place animals in safe and caring homes; and provide information and resources to the public that enhances the quality of life of animals in our community.
We will provide high quality customer service, treating all individuals with respect, professional courtesy, and integrity.