Field Services - What We Do

                          Officer rescuing elk in canal

The job duties and responsibilities of Animal Services Officers range far and wide.  Listed below are just some of the services our Officers, Sergeants and Lieutenants perform on a daily basis:

- rabies control (Title 4, Div. 4, Chapter 416-10) includes information on human bite investigations, dog bites, other animal to animal
- animal cruelty investigations
- illegal animal fighting investigations (dog fighting and cockfighting)
- sick and injured animal pick-up (domestic animals and wildlife)
- loose and/or injured livestock response
- animal rescue
- enforcement of potentially dangerous and dangerous animal ordinance (Title 4, Div. 4, Chapters 416-12.402 and 416-12.404)
- stray dog patrols
- nuisance investigations (animal noise Title 4, Div. 4, Chapter 416-12.202)
- response to complaints relative to animals at large (Title 4, Div. 4, Chapter 416-4.402)
- provide assistance to law enforcement agencies serving warrants where animals may be present
dog licensing  (Title 4, Div. 4, Chapter 416-6, Article 416-6.002) and leash law enforcement
- response to dead or live animal impound requests
- response to rattlesnake calls
- provide public education regarding safe handling and humane care of animals

For more information, to file a complaint, or to request assistance, please call 925-608-8400 Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  After regular business hours or on Sunday, Monday, and major holidays, call Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 925-646-2441.