Animal Control

Animal Control Services provides an effective level of animal control services commensurate with community public health and safety requirements. 

The program provides daily field patrol services designed to facilitate the capture and impoundment of all stray animals observed in violation of the City's animal control ordinance. Citizen complaints regarding animal control violations are investigated and informants are advised of enforcement action or final disposition.

Animal Control provides comprehensive  animal shelter services including emergency veterinary care services for the treatment of all injured and diseased animals impounded or seized by animal enforcement personnel. It also provides for the expedient and sanitary removal of all dead animals from public property.

Animals seized or found in Temple City are sheltered at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776, (626) 286-1159.

Animal Control Services issues dog licenses for Temple City Residents and collects the appropriate fees.

Licensing year is from July 1st to June 30th.

California State Law (Title 17CCR 2606.4), requires that the rabies vaccination must cover the entire licensing period. If your dog's rabies vaccination expires before June 30, 2013 a new vaccination is required.

Current License Rate/Fee Information Unaltered Altered Senior
New License Fee $60 $20 $7.50
Renewals (as of Aug 2) $120 $40 $15

Senior Citizens (65 or older), may license one (1) spayed/neutered dog per household at a reduced senior rate.  To quality, proof of age must be provided in person at the Animal Control Office.

9701 Las Tunas Drive

Temple City, CA  91780

Phone: (626) 285-7187


Open 5 days a week - Monday thru Friday

Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.


For after hour animal control emergencies, please call the Temple Sheriff's

Station at (626) 285-7171.