Chico Animal Services is a section under the Chico Police
Department and includes both Chico Animal
Control and the Chico Animal Shelter.
Animal Control is responsible for
enforcing all animal related municipal codes and state laws,
picking up stray dogs, and quarantining animals for Rabies
observation. The Chico Animal Shelter, which is owned and
operated by the City of Chico, is responsible for housing animals
picked up by animal control, and stray dogs found within City
The Animal Shelter houses and cares for all stray dogs found
within Chico city limits. These animals may have
been picked up by Chico Animal Control, or brought in by a
concerned citizen. The Chico Animal Shelter also takes
unwanted dogs from owners residing within Chico
city limits. The shelter maintains a waiting list for dogs
needing to be surrendered.
Animal Services has a dedicated website.