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Animal Control
Published on: 1/29/2012 12:00 AM
 Mission Statement
  • To protect the public from annoyance, intimidation, irritation, property damage, and injury from animals.
  • To protect animals from improper use, abuse, neglect, and inhumane treatment by mankind. 
Shelter Services
 
In July of 2010 Nevada County entered into an agreement with Sammie’s Friends to run the Animal Shelter. For animal redemption or adoption contact Sammie’s Friends at the Animal Shelter (530) 471-5041. The Animal Shelter hours are Monday - Saturday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  The shelter is located at 14647 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

Animal Control Services
  • We are located at 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City in the Sheriff's Office. The Animal Control Office is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
  • For Animal Control Services contact the Animal Control Division of the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 265-1471. Our fax number is (530) 470-0439. For emergencies after hours, call Sheriff’s Emergency Communications at (530) 265-7880.
  • For dead animal pickup on County roadways please contact Public Works at (530) 273-6117 ext. 102 or 103.
 Some of the duties that address our Mission Statement responsibilities are:
  • Impounding stray animals or owned animals running at large
  • Investigation of nuisance complaints, for example: vicious dogs
  • Investigating animal bites and performing animal quarantines
  • Dispatching rabies infected animals
  • Sending samples of rabies suspect animals to a lab for testing
  • Enforcement of dog licensing and rabies vaccination laws
  • Maintaining a Dog Licensing Program
  • Providing an annual low cost rabies vaccination clinic
  • Issuing warnings and citations for violation of local and state animal control law
  • Filing complaints with the District Attorney for misdemeanor and felony violations
  • Maintaining a lost animal log
  • Maintaining a found animal log
  • Providing referral information to other agencies and groups involved with animals
  • Acting as a liaison to the press regarding animal related matters
  • Providing educational programs
 Statistical Information
 
Year
Dogs
Cats
Total
Redemption
Adoption
Euthanized
1998
 
 
 
11%
20%
68%
1999
 
 
 
16%
27%
57%
2000
 
 
 
16%
43%
41%
2001
1028
620
1658
15%
44%
38%
2002
973
880
1853
14%
65%
21%
2003
995
880
1853
16%
67%
17%
2004
936
644
1589
18%
75%
7%
2005
886
794
1680
18%
78%
4%
2006
770
657
1427
18%
79%
2%
2007
883
535
1368
20%
76%
3%
2008
825
799
1624
19%
71%
3%
2009
713
638
1351
21%
68%
2%