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Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Animal Services

Report an Issue to Animal Services

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Animal Services is responsible for the enforcement of city and county ordinances and state laws pertaining to animals, primarily domestic. These include licensing and vaccination requirements, stray animals, dangerous/vicious animals, nuisance provisions, and the enforcement of cruelty regulations.

If you are reporting an emergency situation, such as an injured animal or animal bite, please contact us by phone at (707) 565-7100, Monday through Saturday, 8AM to 4PM. Outside of these holurs, please contact your local police department/sheriff's office to have the call dispatched to our on-call Animal Control Officer.

To report a non-emergency issue, please send us an email and include the following information so that we may better assist you:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • For animal-related complaints, such as barking, the animal owner's address

In order for Sonoma County Animal Services to contact a pet owner regarding a complaint, we must have your name and contact information. Without it, the complaint may go unaddressed

Please Note: The County of Sonoma is subject to the California Public Records Act and cannot guarantee the confidentiality of emailed dialogue.