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Animal Control

Animal Control Officers respond to a variety of calls for service. Officers enforce municipal and state, and federal laws pertaining to animals. Officers handle a variety of both domestic and wild animals. They patrol the city streets and pick up or impound dogs running at large, dead animals, injured animals, and aggressive animals. They also handle animal cruelty or neglect reports, animal welfare concerns, noisy animals, and animal bites. Officers issue citations for violations, conduct investigations and write other miscellaneous reports.  For Animal Control services, please call 909-799-2850.  Business hours are as follows:

         Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

In the event of an Animal Control Emergency, please follow the voice menu prompts for service after hours, and we will automatically direct you to the dispatch center. 
Dog and owner

To submit a Animal Control complaint, please click here.

Complaints that are made anonymously will not be investigated. The reporting party must give accurate and comprehensive information. If there are any questions, the officers will be able to conduct a full investigation. The identify of the complainant will not be revealed; however, a Court Order may do so. 


For more information on how to keep pets safe, please click here.
City of Loma Linda Animal Control contracts with the City of San Bernardino.  The City of Loma Linda does not have an animal shelter.  Beginning July 1, 2022, found stray animals will be taken to the shelter in San Bernardino:
          City of San Bernardino Animal Shelter
          333 Chandler Place
          San Bernardino, CA 92401
          Phone: (909) 384-1304

Shelter hours are as follows:
Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (appointments preferred)Closed Sunday & Monday. 


We do not license cats. We do not pick up stray or feral cats. Cats are not currently required by law to be vaccinated against rabies or licensed. We do however, strongly recommend that all cats that are allowed outdoors should be current on all vaccinations and wearing identification or micro chip implanted. Due to the nature of cats they are much more likely to come into contact with potentially infectious animals than dogs are. 

Dogs are required by both State and Local Ordinance to be currently vaccinated against rabies and wearing a current license once they attain the age of four months. The license should be for the city in which the dog normally resides. Dogs visiting in the City for less than 30 days are not required to be wearing a Loma Linda license but should be wearing a license for the city in which they normally reside. Fines for not having your dog vaccinated and or licensed can be up to $130.00 for each infraction. Licenses may be purchased at City Hall, 25541 Barton Road, Loma Linda. You will need to provide proof of a current rabies vaccination and a spay/neuter certificate if your dog has been surgically altered.

Dog Licenses are issued annually from date of rabies vaccination. A late fee of $15 will apply if license is not purchased within 30 days of moving into the city or within 30 days of the dog attaining the age of 4 months. A late fee also applies if you fail to renew your dog license within 30 days of expiration or if you fail to license your dog by the due date after receiving a notice of violation.  

 Click here to submit a license form

running dog
Fees: 1 year 2 year          3 year

License (Unaltered)


Not available  Not

Altered Pet


$25 $35

Senior Discount Rate (applies to altered pet only)


$15 $20




  Pets may be adopted at any of the local shelters, you may also search: or San Bernardino City

Check out these tips for choosing your new family member:

  • When choosing a new pet for your home, think about how the new pet will fit into your lifestyle.

  • If you are not home often, choose an adult dog with low exercise requirements.

  • If you have children, select a breed that is known to interact well with kids.

  • If you have other pets at home, think about how a new pet will affect them.

  • In all cases, you and your family members living with the pet should visit the shelter prior to adopting.

  • Be sure you are will to make the long term commitment which could include walks, training and vet care.

If you have found a pet please call us as soon as possible to report it. The Shelter will need the following information:
  • Description of the animal (color/breed/size).
  • Where and when the animal was found.
  • Any distinguishing features (collar/tags etc.).
If you wish to keep possession of the animal while you look for the owner you will be asked to do the following: 
  • Keep the animal in a secure location.
  • Place an Ad in the local papers (most publications do not charge for found ads).
  • Call the three local shelters (Redlands, San Bernardino City and San Bernardino County).
    1. Redlands 909-798-7644
    2. San Bernardino City 909-384-1304
    3. San Bernardino County 909-386-9820

If you have lost a pet please call us as soon as possible to report it. The Shelter will need the following information:

  • Description of the animal (color/breed/size).
  • Is the animal friendly toward strangers?
  • Where and when the animal was lost.
  • Was the animal wearing I.D./collar etc.?
  • A phone number we can reach you at. 

We recommend that you visit the three local shelters at least every other day to look for your lost pet. Animals that are taken to the shelter are only held for 7 days (less if they are sick or injured) after which they may be put up for adoption or euthanized. An animal that is wearing an I.D. tag or a license will usually be held for ten days. The quicker you start your search the better chance you will have of locating your pet.

Injured stray animals are transported to a veterinarian for basic emergency medical care. If the animal is wearing identification or is microchip implanted, we make immediate attempts to locate and notify the owner. If the animal is not wearing identification, the veterinarian will assess it's medical condition and decide whether or not the animal is stable enough to be held at the shelter after basic emergency medical care has been rendered. If the animal is not well enough to be transported to and held at the shelter, it will be humanely euthanized by the attending veterinarian. Injured animals picked up evenings and weekends are taken to the Animal Emergency Clinic, located at 12022 La Crosse Ave in Grand Terrace (909-783-1300). If your animal is missing and you are unable to reach Animal Control, we encourage you to contact these Veterinary Hospitals to see if your pet has been taken there.

Wild animals are protected by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 
For more information on living with Wildlife click here.

Fish & Game Wildlife-Inland Empire Division 

For coyote sightings call: 562-342-7100. Public safety issues with aggressive coyotes, attacks or hurt coyotes call the 24 hour line 951-443-2944 or call tip 888-334-2258. 
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