Animal Control

DogThe Animal Control unit provides service to all the townships within Modoc County, including but not limited to Cal-Pines, Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell, Likely, Adin, Lookout, and Newell. The Department of Animal Control is responsible for enforcing county codes regarding compliance with vaccinations, rabies vaccines, and all pet licensing within Modoc County. The Animal Control Officer works in conjunction with Modoc's Environmental Health Officer. The officer focuses on abandoned, stranded, victimized animals at large in Modoc county. Shelter for these animals makes the community safer, and in many cases, provides a loving home through High Plateau Humane Society, the animals that are not claimed. California Food and Agriculture codes. Require extended holding periods for stray, feral, and relinquished pets. The law allows more time for animal adoption and the results are subsequently overcrowding at shelters. Modocers can help reduce animal overpopulation by spaying or neutering pets. All animals adopted fromshelters must be spayed or neutered. A law in effect since January 1, 2000, requires an owner whose animals are impounded to pay fines and additional fees, if those animals are not spayed orneutered. To help combat the shelter and overcrowding problem.

The Department of Animal Control works hand in hand with the local High Plateau Humane Society and the Modoc Veterinary Center
(530) 233-4156 501 Us Highway 395 E, Alturas, CA 96101