The Delano Police Department Animal Control staff works hard to keep the City of Delano free of roaming animals, responding to animal complaints, and operating the Animal Control Shelter. While we are working hard in these areas, residents need to take responsibility for their animals to ensure that they are properly cared for and supervised. The Animal Shelter is located at the Southwest corner of Cecil Avenue and Mettler Avenue at 1525 Mettler Avenue.
The Animal Control Unit for the Police Department operates 7 days a week. Please refer to the hours of operation which are posted below. Our dedicated staff responds to calls for service which include, but is not limited to, loose animals, animal bites, found animals, injured animals, etc. Currently, this unit has two full-time Animal Control Officers who respond to the above listed calls, while our Pound Master oversees the care and cleaning of the animals we take in at the shelter.
We make every possible effort to ready all animals for adoption, and we have been very successful in our adoption/rescue efforts. To view some of the animals we have been successful in obtaining loving families for, or have rescued to other agencies, please visit http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA954.html and click the Happy Trails link.
Missing a Pet? Go to http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA954.html and click the link Our Adoptable Pet List and see if your lost pet is listed as being in our shelter. Or, you may call us or stop by during our hours of operation.
Hours of Operation
The Delano Police Department Animal Shelter is open:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
To adopt an animal please call (661) 721-3377.
If you are not able to arrive at the Shelter during these times, you may desire to schedule an appointment by calling (661) 721-3377.
Schedule of Fees and Frequently Asked Questions