Shafter City Animal Control

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Who We Are

Shafter Animal Control operates under the Shafter Police Department. The Animal Control Department has one officer who services Shafter. Services that are povided include: stray animal pick -up and control, bite investigations, rabies control, cruelty investigations, animal husbandry education, citizen complaints and adoptions.

We are staffed with one full - time animal control officer and two part - time kennel attendants. We just moved into our new 6,000 sq ft. facility.

Our shelter is NOT a no kill facility but we try our best to find homes for our most adaptable animals. Our animals are picked up as strays, rescued from abusive homes or surrendered by their owners. We impound approximately 1,500 animals per year. Space and time is precious at our small shelter. Each adoptable animal is vying for their chance to find a loving home. Animals are taken in from Shafter city areas only.

If you would like to know more about us or to make a donation to our shelter, please call the phone number below. We currently need cat/dog crates, medical / vet supplies,blankets and towels. Cat and dog toys, Kong chew toys are always welcomed too.

Adopting a friend

Dog adoptions are $75.00. This includes spay/neuter and rabies vaccination. Male cats are $20.00 and female cats are $30.00. (Exact cash only please!) Once the altering procedure and rabies vaccination are pre - paid, we will deliver the animal to the vet and they will contact you when your new addition is ready for pickup.

Come Visit Us!

We are also on Facebook under Shafter Critters! We do off - site adoption days at retail stores such as Petsmart and Petco so check with us for an event near you!


Please click here for our map

Our new operation hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, Wednesdays from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., closed Sundays. We are closed on federal holidays. You are welcome to come out and see our critters during the hours above.

Donate a Bed

Looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover? Donate a Kuranda dog bed to one of our dogs in the name of a friend or family member. A personalized Gift Card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected for them.

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Shafter City Animal Control
18849 S. Shafter Ave.
Shafter, CA 93263 animalcontrol@shafter.com
Phone: 661-746-2140

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