Animal Control

Provide animal control related law enforcement activities within the City of Santa Barbara. Respond to calls for service regarding health and safety concerns related to domestic or wild animals.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Investigate reports of possible rabies exposure from animal

bites to humans and wildlife bites to domestic owned animals.


Quarantine animals as required or submit specimen for lab

testing.


Enforce State Humane Laws under the Penal Code, California

Code of Regulations, Civil Code, Fish and Game Code, Food

and Agriculture Code, Health and Safety Code, Government

Code, and Title 6 of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code.


Impound stray, abused, neglected, injured, sick, abandoned, or

aggressive animals. Humanely dispose of deceased animals.


Deal patiently and effectively with frightened, fractious, and

injured animals with the ability to humanely capture, control,

carry, or subdue.


Respond to calls for service regarding animal complaints seven

days a week and provide standby service for emergencies after

regular work hours.


Promote good public relations by educating pet owners on laws

pertaining to the care and control of animals, spaying,

neutering, vaccinating, and licensing of pets.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

Works towards update of Animal Control related Municipal

Codes that coordinate with County wide procedure.

STAFFING INFORMATION


Authorized Positions

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

OTHER PROGRAM MEASURES