Animal Care & Control

The Animal Care and Control Bureau is part of the Clearlake Police Department and is supervised by Lt. Tim Hobbs. The bureau consists of animal control officers, kennel technicians and a part-time veterinarian, in addition to volunteers. The City of Clearlake contracts with North Bay Animal Services to provide animal control officers and additional kennel staff.

The animal control officers are responsible for the enforcement of animal related laws and issues within the city limits. The animal control officers 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.

For citizens of the City of Clearlake, you should contact the Clearlake Police Department dispatch at 707-994-8251, Option 1 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. For non-emergency assistance during business hours, contact North Bay Animal Services at 707-762-6227.

To inquire about City of Clearlake dog licensing, please call PetData at 1-866-364-8610. For information regarding low cost spay / neuter clinic, vaccination clinics and microchipping, call the shelter at 707-273-9440.

To inquire regarding lost, found or impounded animals, redeeming or surrendering an animal, public drop off of animals and adoptions, call the Clearlake Animal Shelter staff at 707-273-9440. The shelter is located at 6820 Old Highway 53 and is open to the public from 12-4pm Monday-Saturday.

Clearlake Animal Shelter will accept stray animals on a case by case basis due to the limited kennel space.