Patrolling for Stray Animals
Animal Control officers impound stray animals before they become threats to residents or to themselves.
Promoting Pet Identification
Officers promote pet identification by:
Educating the Public
- Encouraging county residents to microchip their pets and put personal identification on them
- Facilitating the pet license acquisition process
- Providing pet licenses to the animal-owning citizens of Colusa County
Public education measures taken by Animal Control include:
Responding to Requests for Service
- Encouraging spaying and neutering pets to control population growth
- Promoting the importance of the dog-at-large law and pet licensing through a combination of enforcement and education
- Taking a proactive approach in teaching and encouraging responsible pet ownership
Animal Control officers receive various requests for service. Some of the most common responses include:
Responding to Vicious & Dangerous Animals & Bites
- Assisting other agencies in impounding or identifying the location of dangerous or vicious animals
- Enforcing animal-related laws and ordinances
- Impounding stray and surrendered animals
- Investigating complaints (e.g., dog at large)
- Providing customer assistance and service
Officers immediately respond to reports if an animal has bitten a person or is a menace to the public.
For More Information
For more information about officer duties, please contact Animal Control at (530) 458-0229.