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Animal Control

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Police officer holding injured hawkLivermore Police Department
1110 South Livermore Ave
Livermore, CA 94550

Operating hours:
Mon-Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Mission is to educate and provide courteous assistance to the public and to provide comfort, kindness and compassion to animals in our care. One of the most common things we hear is “I could never do your job, I love animals too much”. We too love animals, so much so that we choose to work in a field where we believe we can make a difference. There are times when our job is very challenging and tests our emotions. But, simply helping an animal receive emergency assistance or reuniting someone with his or her lost pet makes it all worthwhile

Our goal is to not have any unwanted animals. We need you to help us. You can do this by spaying and neutering your pets, providing your pet with a proper collar and identification and by providing a home for your pet where it will not roam the streets. With your help this goal can be achieved. Low cost spay and neuter clinic and the free "Pit Fix"

Animal Control enforces City of Livermore Animal Ordinances regarding pets and other animals. Please look under Title 6 - Animals.

Winter Pet Safety

Tip of the MonthWith the cold wet weather here, special attention needs to be taken for your animals.

If possible do not chain or confine your dog outdoors (it is illegal to chain your dog). If they must be kept outside, dogs should have a draft-free shelter large enough to stand and turn around in, yet small enough to retain body heat. Dogs need a place to sleep that is off the ground and with a dry blanket or pad. With winds whipping the rain in all directions check your pet often, is their bedding staying dry? Puppies do not tolerate the cold as well as adult dogs. If you are concerned about an animal that is outdoors and does not have proper shelter or care, contact Livermore Animal Control at 371-4987.

During the winter it is best to allow your cat to be inside the house. Outdoor cats can be exposed to infectious diseases or injured in other ways. They also prey on wildlife. Outdoor cats sometimes choose to sleep under the hoods of cars where it is warmer. Before starting your car you should bang on the hood and wait a few seconds to give the cat a chance to escape.

Antifreeze in very small amounts is toxic to pets. Unfortunately, because of its sweet taste, animals are attracted to it. Thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle.Be careful if your pets like to eat plants. Holly leaves and berries, mistletoe, walnut husks and many other winter plants can be poisonous. If your pet eats something and you are not sure if it is poisonous contact your local poison control center. (1-800-876-4766)

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is a unique, emergency hotline providing 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week telephone assistance to veterinarians and animal owners. The Center's hotline veterinarians can quickly answer questions about toxic substances found in our everyday surroundings that can be dangerous to animals.

There is a $45 consultation fee paid by the animal owner, veterinarian or product manufacturer. ($45 fee may be applied to credit card) 888-4ANI-HELP (888-426-4435)

Winter storms can be scary for dogs and cats. Loud thunder and lighting causes many animals to escape their yards or even homes. A radio playing softly inside your home or garage can drown out some outside noises. Make sure proper identification is securely affixed to your pet at all times so you can be contacted. Animal Control scans animals for microchips so microchipping is a great way to make sure your pet makes it home!

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