The Animal Services Section of the Santa Ana Police Department handles all calls for service regarding barking dogs, stray animals, and dead animals.
To report a dead animal, stray or roaming animals, or to file a complaint about an animal, contact Animal Services at (714) 245-8792.
Dog licenses are required in the City of Santa Ana. The Santa Ana License Section at City Hall handles requests for dog licenses. They can be contacted at (714) 647-5257 for more information. For your convenience, an application is available.
Services Not Offered by Animal Services Section
- Do not trap or transport wild cats (feral cats);
- Do not deal with wildlife (live opossums, ducks or ducklings, bird nests, bees);
- Do not transport live wildlife;
- Do not trap wildlife. (If you trap a wild animal, you need to release it.)
Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics
The City of Santa Ana, in coordination with Vet Care, is offering low cost pet vaccination clinics every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m..
Civic Center Parking Lot
On Santa Ana Blvd. between Ross St. & Flower St.
Free Spay / Neuter Program
Residents interested in low-cost / no-cost spay and neuter services may contact any of the below resources for information about various programs currently being offered.
Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
P.O. Box 6507, Huntington Beach, CA 92615
(714)374-7738 or (714)964-4445
Pet owners are reviewed based on income level and may pay a discounted rate, or receive free spay and neuter services for their pets.
Golden State Humane Society
11901 Gilbert, Garden Grove, CA 92841
Pet owners can pay a low cost fee to spay or neuter their cats and dogs.
RUFF – Rescuing unwanted Furry Friends
P.O. Box 1140, Laguna Beach CA 92652
This organization provides financial assistance to low-income pet owners who wish to spay or neuter their cat or dog.
North Shore Animal League America
This organization provides low-cost spay and neuter services through a network of veterinary clinics.
Animal Release ( dead or alive ): $111.43
The Orange County Shelter has fees they charged the public when their dog/cat/pet gets impounded to the shelter.
Impound fee: $90.00
Board/Care: $27.00 per day at the shelter
State Penalties of Impounded unaltered Animals:
1st Occurrence: $35.00
2nd Occurrence: $50.00
3rd Occurrence: $100.00
Owner Release of a pet at Shelter: $111.43
Owner Release of a pet (Euthanasia) at Shelter: $40.00
These are dog licensing Fees for the City of Santa Ana
Regular License Fee (unaltered): $100.00
Altered (spayed/neutered): $27.00
Puppy License (puppies between 4 and 6 months of age): $27.00
Senior Citizen (it has to be altered) $13.50
Replacement tag: $3.00
Late Penalty: $35.00