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Starting February 1, 2021, the City of Carson will assume the field services related to all animal and safety calls. The City has a new Animal Control Officer that will include responding to: barking dog complaints, nuisance animals, stray animals, wild animals, dead animal removal, complaints of neglect, surrendered animals and found animals.

The City of Carson’s Animal Control Officer will also work with the California Department of Fish & Game and the Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture in dealing with predator animals, such as coyotes. The Animal Control officer will investigate allegations of animal neglect and animal cruelty, inspect animal boarding facilities, pet shops and grooming establishments. Additionally, the Animal Control Officer will ensure State, County and City codes are adhered to while assisting local law enforcement in conducting raids for suspected illegal dog or cock fighting.

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will continue to provide the following services: pet adoptions, pet license renewal, stray sheltering services and microchip registration. DACC will also continue to provide backup assistance to the City’s Animal Control Officer in the event of an emergency.

“We value the health and safety of our residents and their pets. The operational decision to switch responding to service requests and bringing the field service in-house is not only cost effective for our City, but it is more efficient to respond to our residents’ needs,” said Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes.

For more information about the City of Carson’s animal control services, please call City of Carson Public Safety at (310) 952-1786. To contact the DACC Carson/Gardena Animal Care Center, please call (310) 523-9566.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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