Citrus Heights Animal Services Division is committed to providing local, affordable compassionate animal services to the Citizens of Citrus Heights. It is our goal to:
Deliver visible support and community education
Foster community involvement
Empower responsible pet owners and,
Promote healthy human-animal relationships in our community.
On May 1, 2012, the City began a new Animal Services program to better service its citizens and their pets. During weekdays, the City has an Animal Services officer available. At night and on weekends, the City operates an emergency dispatch service only.
Services provided through the City include:
Animals that are lost or at-large are picked up, scanned for microchips, checked for licenses and when possible returned to owner without ever leaving Citrus Heights. Unidentified animals are taken to the Sacramento County Animal Shelter
located at 3839 Bradshaw Rd.
- Citrus Heights encourages you to adopt a pet from the County's animal shelter or local SPCA.
Licensing - You may purchase a dog or cat license at City Hall or print out the application
and mail it directly to Sacramento County. You may also apply and pay online through Sacramento County's website
Referral resources for spay & neuter clinics, low cost vaccinations, and low cost veterinary care.
Enforcement of municipal codes & ordinances regarding vaccinations, leash laws, animal endangerment, & licensing.
If you have a concern or a case you would like to report to Citrus Heights Animal Control, contact us at (916) 725-PETS (7387). Or email us at AnimalServices@citrusheights.net
RESOURCES - ANIMAL SERVICES
Citrus Heights Animal Services will be closed for the Christmas Holidays Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2012 reopening on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. CHAS will also be closed Monday, December 31, 2012 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013, reopening Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
For 911 emergency assistance, please contact Citrus Heights Police Department. All other parties may leave a message on the Animal Services voice mail. 916-725-7387
Citrus Heights does not have an Animal Shelter in the city. Whenever possible Citrus Heights Animal Services tries to return found animals home before taking to the Sacramento County Animal Shelter.
After 3 PM, (before the end of each business day) Citrus Heights Animal Services takes animals to the Sacramento County Animal Shelter at 3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento (916) 368-7387.
Animals that are found by Citrus Heights citizens may have been dropped off over the counter at the Sacramento County Shelter. The County Shelter sends us an update the next morning after an animal has been received. You may also check online at SacCountyShelter.net for your animal.
Additionally, it is always helpful to post your lost pet or a found pet on Craigs List.
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