Wasco Animal Services

The Wasco Animal Control Officers are authorized to impound any and all animals which are kept, maintained, or found at large in violation of any of the provisions of this section and otherwise enforces all statutes, regulations and ordinances relating to the control of animals within the incorporated areas of the city. The Wasco Animal Shelter only accepts and accommodates to animals within the City limits.

Report ALL stray animals, call (661) 758-7240

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Dog Licensing

All dogs in the City over four months of age must be licensed.  To obtain a dog license please visit the Wasco Finance Department located at 764 E St. For further instructions see Dog License Registration form. 
Dog License Registration  >Click Here<

Intakes / Missing Pets

All intakes have a holding period of six (6) business days, not including the day of impoundment, alternative Fridays and, or, weekends.  If the animal is not claimed during this time, Ownership of the animal will belong to the City of Wasco and will be dispositioned as needed. If you have lost your pet, contact the Wasco Animal Shelter during business hours. Owners MUST go to the Wasco Animal Shelter and fill out a “Missing Dog Report”. Visit the shelter every 72 hours to verify if your pet is at the shelter and drop off a flyer is possible.

 

CONTACT US

Fidel Lara Jr

Animal Control Officer

filarajr@ci.wasco.ca.us

Marco Silva

Animal Control Officer

masilva@ci.wasco.ca.us

Eulalia Barraza

Animal Shelter Worker

eubarraza@ci.wasco.ca.us

5409 7th St, Wasco , CA
Phone:(661) 758-7240
Fax:(661) 758-1728

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shelter is closed on Holidays & Weekends

NO Adoptions, Surrenders, or Redemptions on days that City Offices are Closed.  Refer to City Calendar

Pet Redemption or Surrender

When surrendering a pet, owner must be from Wasco and take a valid identification that proves it. Please fill out this Surrender form and take it to the shelter. This will help us get to know the animal and give us some background information. This will ensure the animal to be placed in a new home that is best matched with her/his personality and needs. 

Dog Fees
*First Impoundment: $45
*Second Impoundment: $100
*Third/Subsequent Impoundment: $200
Surrender: $20

Cat Fees
*First Impoundment: $45
*Second Impoundment: $100
*Third/Subsequent Impoundment: $200
Surrender: $10

Lost Pet

If you have lost your pet, contact the Wasco Animal Shelter during business hours or come by the shelter to check out our intakes of the week.  All intakes have a holding period of six (6) business days, not including the day of impoundment, alternative Fridays and, or, weekends.  If the animal is not claimed during this time, they will be available for adoption or rescue.

Animal Adoption

Every abused, stray, and lost animal deserves a loving home and a second chance. When adopting a pet, you are agreeing to care for that pet for the rest of his or her life. The center incorporates the core values throughout the entire adoption process while influencing a healthy human and animal relationship. The animal control officers coordinate with veterinarians within the city and vicinity to develop a comprehensive licensing, spaying and neutering program.

Adoption Fees >CLICK HERE<

You can also view our animals on PetFinder.com

DIRECTIONS FROM HIGHWAY 99
Exit on Famoso Rd/ Paso Robles Hwy. continue West on Paso Robles Hwy for 10.6 Miles (14 Minutes). Turn left on Western Ave then turn right at the first cross street onto 7th St. Continue on 7th St all the way to the dead end. Wasco Animal Shelter is located at the dead end. 5409 7th St, Wasco, CA 93280

10 Reasons Why You Should Spay / Neuter Your Pet

1) Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
2) Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
3) Your spayed female won’t go into heat.
4) Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home.
5) Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
6) Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
7) The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter.
8) Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
9) Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
10) Spaying and neutering helps prevent shelter overcrowding.

Request for Public Records

If you would like to request an incident report, case file, or dog bite report, please fill out this form and make sure it is turned in to the City Clerk’s Office at 746 8th St. Wasco Ca, 93280.

Request for Public Record Form