Animal Control Services
Animal Control Officers are employed to protect animals from improper use, abuse, neglect and inhumane treatment while protecting citizens of Nevada County from annoyance, intimidation, injury and property damage by animals.
The goal of Nevada County Animal Control Officers is to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and enforce animal laws as needed.
950 Maidu Avenue Suite 280
Nevada City, CA 95959
Nevada County Animal Control deals with issues related to domestic animals. Below are some of the duties Animal Control Officers deal with:
Impounding stray animals or animals running at large
Investigation of nuisance complaints, like barking dogs
Investigating animal bites and enforcing animal quarantines
Humane euthanization of rabies infected animals
Humane euthanization of injured deer and wildlife
Sending samples of rabies suspect animals to a lab for testing
Enforcement of dog licensing and rabies vaccination laws
Maintaining a Dog Licensing Program (PetData
Issuing warnings and citations for violation of local (County Codes) and state animal control law
(Title 2 General Code, Chapter IV: General Regulations, Article 1 Humane Animal Control)
Filing complaints with the District Attorney's Office for misdemeanor and felony violations
Acting as a liaison to the press regarding animal related matters
Providing educational information to the public
Starting in July 2010 Nevada County entered into an agreement with Sammies Friends to run shelter operations
Fish and Wildlife address issues related to animals found in the wild.
To report animal sightings (such as bears, mountain lions, etc.)