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Animal Control
Basics of Animal Control
You may contact the East Palo Alto Animal Control Division:
  • San Mateo County Animal Control & Licensing
            12 Airport Blvd.
            San Mateo, CA 94401 

            Ph: 650-340-8200

  • East Palo Alto Police Department
            141 Demeter St.
            East Palo Alto, CA 94303 

            Ph: 650-853-3160
            Non-emergency: 650-321-1112 
          Emergency: 9-1-1

SPCA LogoThe City of East Palo Alto contracts with the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA (PHS), a private non-profit organization, to enforce all animal control laws, shelter homeless animals, and provide a variety of other services as listed below:
  • Rescue injured animals
  • Capture of at-large or stray animals
  • Investigate animal bites and attacks
  • Removal of dead animals from public property
  • Removal of dead or living wildlife from private property only if such wildlife has direct contact with humans and/or animals which involves a bite or attack
  • Enforce leash laws and local ordinances (please report barking dog complaints to your local police)
  • Euthanasia of severely injured animals
  • Investigates reports of animal cruelty

PHS can be reached at 650-340-8200 or by calling the East Palo Alto Police Department’s non-emergency number at 650-321-1112.

Records Department
141 Demeter St.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ph: 650-853-3160
Fx: 650-853-3106
Emergency: 9-1-1

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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