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Call (925) 608-8400 or (510) 374-3966 with questions or concerns regarding stray animals or wildlife. For noisy animals, see our web page.
If you are unable to care for your pets due to foreclosure difficulties, you have the option to surrender them to Animal Services. Call us at 925-608-8400 for more information. You might also visit the Resources page.
It depends on whether your dog is spayed or neutered.Go to the Licensing page for more information.
We have two locations:
We are closed Sunday, Monday, major holidays
Spay/Neuter Clinic (Martinez Shelter only)Phone hours: Tuesday - Friday9 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm925-335-8320NOTE: Spay/neuter surgeries are by appointment only; pets scheduled for surgery must be at the Spay/Neuter Clinic between 7:30 am and 8 am on the morning of surgery.
SaturdayVaccination Drop-In Clinic (no appointment needed)8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
If you are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible for a reduced dog license fee, one per household. Proof of age is required. Call Licensing at 925-608-8410 for more information.
You are welcome to call us for information at (925) 608-8400. The Contra Costa County Code will also provide the information on animal laws in this county.
Call our general information line at 925-608-8400 to report suspected abuse or neglect of an animal.
Call Animal Services at (925) 608-8400 for advice about wildlife that you think might be injured. Also, Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a local organization which operates an on-site wildlife hospital in Walnut Creek, CA. Call (925) 935-1978 for more information or visit their
Fees vary depending on the animal being adopted. Please see our Animal Adoption Fees page for more information.
At this time, we do not offer low-income veterinary services. We suggest you search the internet, yellow pages, or call your local veterinarian.
Animal Services does not pick up dead birds or squirrels. If you want to report a dead bird or squirrel for possible West Nile Virus contamination, call 1-877-968-2473 or visit the State website.
If you find a dead or injured skunk, or believe a skunk has had contact with people or pets, DON'T HANDLE IT or try to trap it. Call Animal Services at 925-608-8400 for assistance. For helpful information on living safely with skunks or to request a skunk inspection, call the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District at 925-685-9301, ext. 190, or visit their