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Animal Services for City Of Westminster, CA

 

 

Address:                                                         

8200 Westminster Blv

Westminster, CA 92863

 

Animal Control

(714) 548-3201

Police Dispatch

(714) 548-3212

Fax

(714) 898-5932

 

 

Email: 

animalcontrol@westminster-ca.gov

 

 

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Services and Hours of operation

 

 

 

Dog Licensing

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The Westminster Police Department Animal Control Unit is committed to providing a high quality level of service to the community of Westminster and Stanton. The unit is dedicated to ensure the safety and welfare of animals and people and promotes responsible pet ownership. We accomplish this through education and enforcement of Westminster animal ordinances and California state laws. 

There is an Animal Control Officer on duty every day during business hours, excluding major holidays. Routine calls are only handled when the Animal Control Officer is on duty. 24 hour service is provided for emergencies only such as stray injured animals or aggressive animals running at large that have caused or attempted to cause injury.

 

The following services are provided by Animal Control:
·         Investigation of neglect, cruelty, and abandonment complaints
·         Investigation of animal bites and quarantine of animals
·         Investigation of potentially dangerous, vicious, and nuisance dogs
·         Issuance of animal related permits
·         Patrol and impoundment of stray animals
·         Injured animal impoundment
·         Deceased animal removal
·         Pet licensing
·         Humane education
·         Enforcement of local and state animal laws

Please contact Animal Control at the numbers listed above to request a call for service or to obtain more information on any of the services provided. If you have an after-hours animal emergency, please contact Police Dispatch.

 

Important links related to animal services

 

 

 

WAGS Pet Adoption

Lost Pets

Report a Barking Dog Problem

Report an Animal Bite

Humane Traps

 

 

 

 

 

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Dog Licensing

 

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Licenses are required for all dogs in Westminster.  Dog licenses must be renewed annually.

 

Licenses are considered non-delinquent when they are renewed within 30 days of expiration. After 30 days, late fees are charged to renew.

 

Reasons for Licensing

 

·       Public health - it ensures that your dog is vaccinated for rabies.

·       Legal ownership – it provides proof that the dog legally belongs to you.

·       Compliance - It's the LAW.

 

Westminster Licensing Fees

Non-Delinquent

Delinquent

Non-sterilized dogs

$65.00

$90.00

Sterilized dogs (**)

$15.00

$40.00

Senior Citizen (1 dog only)(***)

$6.50

$31.50

Service Dog (*)

Free

 

Vicious Dog (*)

$200.00

$225.00

Replacement Tag (*)

$2.00

 

A current rabies vaccination certificate is required to purchase a license.

(*) Contact Westminster Animal Control to purchase these items.

(**)A certificate of sterilization is required if your dog is altered (spayed or neutered).

(***)Proof of owner’s age and a certificate of sterilization for the dog is required.

 

Dog License/Vaccination Renewal Notices are mailed out near the time that a previous license will expire. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required to purchase a license. If your rabies vaccination expiration date on the renewal notice is current on the form, you need not provide additional proof. If we do not have record of your pet being spayed or neutered, proof must be shown to receive the sterilized discount.

 

Licenses are available through the mail. You must submit your check, rabies vaccination certificate, proof of sterilization (if applicable) and the preprinted renewal form.

 

City Of Westminster – Animal Control
8200 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92863

 

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Dog Licensing

 

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Licenses are required for all dogs in Stanton.  Dog licenses must be renewed annually.

 

Licenses are considered non-delinquent when they are renewed within 30 days of expiration. After 30 days, late fees are charged to renew.

 

Reasons for Licensing

 

·       Public health - it ensures that your dog is vaccinated for rabies.

·       Legal ownership – it provides proof that the dog legally belongs to you.

·       Compliance - It's the LAW. 

 

 

For application fees please visit City Of Stanton Fee Schedule.

 

Dog License/Vaccination Renewal Notices are mailed out near the time that a previous license will expire. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required to purchase a license. If your rabies vaccination expiration date on the renewal notice is current on the form, you need not provide additional proof. If we do not have record of your pet being spayed or neutered, proof must be shown to receive the sterilized discount.

 

Licenses are available through the mail. You must submit your check, rabies vaccination certificate, proof of sterilization (if applicable) and the preprinted renewal form.

 

City Of Westminster – Animal Control
8200 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92863

 

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Animal Care Center

The following services are provided by the Animal Care Center:

· Housing of all impounded animals
· Owner relinquishment of unwanted pets
· Volunteer opportunities
· Pet adoptions

Contact the Animal Care Center listed below to inquire about lost pets or pet adoptions only. You can also obtain information on their website at http://www.wagspetadoption.org/.

Westminster Animal Care Center
6621 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 887-6156

Hours of Operation:
Monday         1:00pm -  6:00pm
Tuesday        1:00pm -  6:00pm
Wednesday    Closed
Thursday       1:00pm -  6:00pm
Friday           1:00pm -  6:00pm
Saturday       12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday         12:00pm – 5:00pm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below we have gathered information regarding the animals about which we get the most questions. Please contact Animal Control if you need further information.

 

Baby Birds

Coyote Hazing

Coyote Information

Coyotes In Westminster

Duck Information

Opossums Information

Raccon Information

Skunk Information

 

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has invited Southern California residents to contribute coyote sightings to Coyote Catcher, a wildlife database that will be used to inform researchers of trends in human-coyote interactions.  To report a sighting, receive email alerts, and survey an interactive coyote encounter map, click the link: Coyote Catcher