Animal Control Services

"Responsive to All, Second to None, Every Time"

The Monterey Police Department's animal control services provide for the health and safety of citizens and domestic animals. MPD enforces domestic animal-related laws to ensure the proper care and treatment of domestic animals and promote responsible pet ownership. Responsible pet owners need to know that along with the obligation to properly feed, shelter, and care for a pet, there are laws (ordinances) to protect the domestic animal, the pet owner, and the community.

Animal Control Assistance Provided by the Monterey Police Department Include:

  • Assistance with domestic animal bites
  • Stray dogs
  • Removal of deceased animals
  • Domestic animal noise complaints
  • Animals in vehicles
  • Domestic animal injuries

Please call Police dispatch for any domestic animal issues, or wildlife (dangerous wildlife) emergencies, (831) 646-3914.

For non-emergency wildlife information (raccoons, opossums, skunks,etc.) please refer to the links listed under 'Additional Resources.'

You and Your Dog

Dog QuestionsIf you've lost your dog, call Police Dispatch at 646-3914. If after hours or on weekends, call 646-3830.

Call 9-1-1

Officer Needed, Dispatch,

(831) 646-3914

Records (831) 646-3830
Fax (831) 646-3899
Confidential Tip Hotline
(831) 646-3840

Infectious Control Officer
Mike Bruno
(831) 646-3965

Monterey Police Department
351 Madison Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Open 24 hours a day

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