Due to the continued COVID-19 crisis, Animal Care and Control has implemented the following special procedures.

1) Office Hours will be from 9:30 am till 4:00 pm (Monday through Sunday).
2) Please call for an appointment. This will help our staff make sure they are at the office when      you arrive.
3) If you arrive and the gates are locked there is a number for the Animal Control Officer who      is on-duty. Please call the number and they will respond back to the shelter as soon as                possible.
4) If you have any questions, please contact Animal Care and Control at (760) 329-6411 Ext.          450.




Provide exceptional care and service to the animals and people of Desert Hot Springs. Return pets to their families and work diligently to find a rescue for all adoptable animals without families.




65810 Hacienda Ave.

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Office: (760) 329-6411 ext. 450 or ext. 451

Email: animalcontrol@dhspd.com 





Mon. - Thurs. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Fri. - Sun. 9:30 am - 4 pm


Field Services

Mon. - Thurs. 8 am - 5:30 pm

Fri. - Sun. 8 am - 4 pm


*Open some holidays.*


If you need to report an animal nuisance outside of operating hours, please contact police dispatch: (760) 329-2904 ext. 2


If an animal is threatening your safety at any time, call 911.



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