Working to Provide A Safe Community for ANIMALS and PEOPLE
|The Animal Services Unit: ||(949) 724-7092 |
|Irvine Animal Care Center: ||(949) 724-7740 |
|Irvine Police 24-Hour Line: ||(949) 724-7200 |
THE IRVINE POLICE ANIMAL SERVICES UNIT
Animal Services Supervisor Kimberly Cherney
Senior Animal Services Officer Duncan Gill
Senior Animal Services Officer Jan Mandell
Animal Services Officer Casey Pickett
Animal Services Officer Hope Darrow
Animal Services Officer Al Gonzalez
We are here to serve you
Mon-Sun 7 am - 9 pm
HOW WE SERVE YOU:
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The Irvine Animal Services field operation is an integral part of the Irvine Police Department. The Animal Services program is committed to protecting people and animals, and promoting humane animal care and treatment. This is accomplished through both education and enforcement. By responding promptly to calls for service and routinely patrolling the city, we are able to effectively serve the needs of the community.
Prior to 1976 the City received animal services from the Orange County Animal Control and the Los Angeles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.In July of 1976, to better serve the citizens of Irvine, Animal Services became operational under the Department of Public Safety.
From 1976 to the present, the Animal Services Program has served the community well, providing service seven days a week.
ANIMAL SERVICES PERMIT REQUIREMENTS:
The City of Irvine Police Department’s Animal Services Officers are charged with the duty of regulating both commercial and private animal establishments and pets.This duty requirement is enumerated by City ordinance as follows:
Section 4-5-501, License required.(Summarized): No person shall conduct or operate within the City any commercial establishment without first obtaining a license from the Animal Services Officer.
Section 4-5-601, License required.(Summarized): No person may maintain a private kennel, aviary or stable on any property without first obtaining a permit for a private kennel, aviary or stable from the Animal Services Officer.
Private Kennels are any property, building or structure where four or more dogs or four or more cats are kept for the pleasure of the owner.
Private Aviaries are any property, building or cage where 20 or more birds are kept for the pleasure of the owner.
Private Stables are property, building or structure where one or more horse is kept for the pleasure of the owner.
Section 4-5-901, Permit required: livestock.(Summarized): It shall be unlawful to keep any equine, bovine, swine, sheep or goat within the corporate City limits without first securing a livestock permit from the Animal Services Officer.
Section 4-5-1001, Wild/exotic/poisonous animal permit.(Summarized): No person shall keep or maintain any wild, exotic, non domesticated animal or poisonous reptile within the City limits without first obtaining a permit from the Animal Services Officer.
All Animal Services licenses/permits require an on-site inspection by an Animal Services Officer. Inspections will include, but not be limited to, view of the animal(s), their intended housing, control measures and any special permits/licenses required by local, state or federal law. Animal Services permit fees and exemptions are established by City resolution and will vary according to the type of permit applied for. Special event applicants should allow ten working days in advance of the planned event for processing.
Applications for an Animal Services permit can be obtained at the Irvine Police Department Front Desk or by calling our Animal Services Program at 949-724-7092.
Patrol the City; enforce local, state and federal regulations.
Respond to citizen complaints
Transport injured animals to care facilities
Pick up stray and abandoned animals
Return stray animals to owners when possible
Investigate, and complete animal bite reports and initiate quarantines.
Investigate and prepare cases for court
Regulate animal establishments, livestock, wild, exotic and non-domesticated animals.
Issue animal licenses
Assists in city sponsored vaccination clinics
Promote pet responsibility and kindness to all living creatures.