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Animal Control

The Monterey Police Department's animal control services provide for the health and safety of citizens and animals. MPD enforces animal-related laws to ensure the proper care and treatment of animals and promote responsible pet ownership. Responsible pet owners need to know that along with the obligation to properly feed, shelter, and care for a pet, there are laws (ordinances) to protect the animal, the pet owner, and the community.
Please call Police dispatch for any wild or domestic animal issues- (831)646-3914.

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Officer Needed, Non-Emergency
(831) 646-3914

(831) 646-3830

Monterey Police Department
351 Madison Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Open 24 hours a day.

Confidential Tip Hotline
(831) 646-3840

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You and your dog
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If you've lost your dog, call Police Dispatch at 646.3914.

 If after hours or on weekends, call 646-3830.

Directions to the Monterey Animal Kennel
You and Your Pet- information for pet owners and animal lovers
Animal Complaints
CHAPTER 6 Article 2 Dogs,
Section 6-10

of the Monterey City Code requires all dogs to be on a leash while in public.