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Animal Services

The Mission of Animal Services:

  • Promote and ensure public health and safety
  • Facilitate responsible pet ownership
  • Humanely and responsibly care for the animals in our care
  • Provide prompt and courteous service to our customers
  • Provide education and positive enforcement efforts

Hours of Operation:

Visalia Animal Services will continue to offer appointments to expedite your service. See below for appointment hours. 

Please call 559-713-4700 to schedule your appointment. 

 Appointments are required for the following: 

  • Owner Requested Euthanasia 
  • Owner Surrenders- limited space available
  • Trap Neuter Release for feral or community cats (Thursday & Saturday drop off Appointments ONLY) Found Animal.pdf 

*NEW Hours*

Sundays & Monday's - CLOSED  

Tuesday - Friday: Facility Open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Animal Visiting Hours: 10am-6:30pm)

Saturday: Facility Open 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Animal Visiting Hours: 9am-11:30am)

An appointment for ANY the following services is encouraged prior to your visit:

** Since there is no law prohibiting cats from roaming loose, Animal Control Officer's do not respond to calls for loose OR stray cats unless they are injured or sick.

We encourage you to visit our Facebook page (Visalia Animal Services) to view images of the animals that have been impounded to search for your missing pet.

New Pet License or Renewal: 

New licenses and license renewals for your pets will only be processed by mail, email, telephone or can be left in a drop box that has been installed in the front of our building (NO CASH PLEASE). For more details on how to license your pet remotely please call 559-713-4700 during business hours.  

License Applications: 

Visalia Pet License Application or Visalia Pet License Application (Spanish)

Dinuba Pet License Application

Exeter Pet License Application

Farmersville Pet License Application

Email- [email protected]                            Fax- 559-713-4679

US Mail- 29016 Hwy 99 Visalia CA 93277                               Phone- 559-713-4700


TNR- Trap Neuter Release Program for feral/community cats

    • An appointment is required - Please call on Tuesdays only at 8am for an appointment 559-713-4700 space is limited.
    • Cats are scheduled for drop by appointment on Thursday's and Saturday's. Please call to schedule your appointment. This program is intended for residents of the City limits of Visalia. 
    • We ask that the cat be in a cat trap, one cat per trap for the safety of staff to easily transfer the cat from one cage to another cage (less handling= less stress for the cat)
    • $10 fee per cat
    • Citizens are to trap cats on their own property ONLY
    • Cat traps are available for rent at our facility $55 deposit in addition to a $15 rental fee per week (inventory of trap may vary)
    • Provide ID for proof of residence 



Animal Care Center Offers Free Spay & Neuter (See flier)

Did you know that over 54% of the dogs received by the Visalia Animal Care Center are pit bulls and Chihuahuas?

To help curb the number of pit bulls and Chihuahuas that enter local shelter's each year, Visalia Animal Services has launched Operation Fix A Chia Pit.

Open to all Visalia residents who own either a pit bull or Chihuahua, the procedure is completely free. To sign-up, please call to make an appointment. At the time of your appointment, please provide proof of residency (a utility bill is preferred form of proof), fill out the paperwork, purchase or show proof of the animal's license and purchase a discounted microchip.

For more information on Operation Fix A Chia Pit, please call 559-713-4700 or read the Inside City Hall article.

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