Animal Control

The Animal Control Unit is supervised currently by the Detective Sergeant and consists of one full time Animal Control Officer. The Animal Control Officer is responsible for the enforcement of animal related laws and issues within the city limits. The Animal control officer issues citations, notices of violations, issues licenses, seizes animals when necessary, collects stray animals and conducts animal related investigations such as animal cruelty cases. The animal Control unit routinely works with outside agencies such as the SPCA, County Animal Control and the Lake County Animal Coalition who assist them in the control of the animal population within the city.

Last year the Animal Control Unit responded to approximately 2340 calls for service, impounded 672 animals for various reasons, assisted with the adoption of 177 animals, issued 136 citations and notices of violations, issued 861 dog licenses and investigated 18 animal cruelty cases.

For citizens of the City of Clearlake, you should contact the City of Clearlake Animal Control Officer at 707-994-8251 ext 118 when reporting any and all animal complaints, welfare checks, reports of abuse, vicious or dangerous animals at large, animal bites, injured animals and all other animal nuisance reports. Clearlake Animal Control operates out of the City of Clearlake Police Department located at 14050 Olympic Drive in Clearlake. Clearlake Animal Control’s normal business hours are Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm. After hour and weekend emergencies only will continue to be handled by Clearlake Police Department patrol officers.

For citizens of the City of Clearlake only, you should contact the Clearlake Animal Control at (707) 994-8251 ext 118 to inquire about City of Clearlake dog licensing, lost, found or impounded animals, redeeming or surrendering an animal, public drop off of animals, adoptions, low cost spay / neuter clinic, vaccination clinics and microchipping. The Clearlake Animal Control is located at 14050 Olympic Drive Clearlake, CA 95422.

Clearlake Animal Control will except stray animals on a case by case bases due to the limited kennel space.

In addition, citizens of the City of Clearlake can still license their dogs at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic located at 3424 Emerson Street, Clearlake or Clearlake City Hall located at 14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake  Some of their adoptable pets can be viewed here... 

Have a lost of found animal to report? Submit the information here.

Contact Us

Jenna Tuller
Animal Control Officer
707-994-8201 ext. 118