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The Porterville Animal Control Unit provides animal control services to the City Of Porterville and operates the Animal Shelter Facility in Lindsay. The Porterville Animal Shelter is open 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. (Closed Sundays) If you have lost your dog and believe it was picked up as a stray or your animal was impounded, please contact the shelter staff to learn how you can retrieve your animal.
On a daily basis, the Animal Shelter holds a large number of friendly and beautiful dogs seeking a nice home and an owner they can be loyal to. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please visit the shelter facility in Lindsay or look at photographs of the dogs by clicking the Adopt-A-Pet logo above, or by clicking here. All you need to do is put in 93257 in the location box and animals currently in our care will be displayed.
The Porterville Animal Control Unit is responsible for the enforcement of various ordinances (laws) that regulate animals. For example, the City Of Porterville has a requirement that pet owners keep their dogs confined to their property, or keep them on a leash. Another requirement is that pet owners must have their dogs rabies vaccinated and licensed with the City of Porterville (with certain exemptions). A dog license application can be found here. The Animal Control Unit handles the issuance of dog licenses and this can be done for a nominal fee. To read fully the City Of Porterville ordinance with regard to animals, click here, and navigate to Chapter 5 – Animal Control.
The Animal Control Unit always accepts help from the public. Ways to help include:
- Volunteer at the Porterville Animal Shelter, your service will be very rewarding.
- Donate food, blankets, supplies or materials to the shelter to keep animals comfortable.
- Donate funds for shelter equipment or towards the spaying and neutering of animals in our shelter.