- Police Department
- Animal Control
- General Regulations
- It is unlawful for any person owning or having charge, care, or control of any dog, to permit any such dog to run at large within the city. It shall be the duty of the animal control officer to seize and impound any dog or other animal found running at large in violation.
- A total of no more than 4 weaned household pets may be kept at one site.
- Household pets shall be kept in a manner that does not damage or pose hazards to people or property and that does not generate offensive dust, odors, or noise.
- No person who owns or has custody or control of a cat over the age of 4 months shall allow such cat to remain unaltered, unless the cat is certified by a licensed veterinarian as not being suitable for spaying or neutering due to health reasons.
- The keeping of a vicious or unsafe animal is unlawful and a public nuisance. Whenever the animal control officer has reason to believe that any animal is vicious or unsafe, she may issue an order directing the owner of such animal to abate such nuisance by disposing of the animal or by adequately confining the animal as provided in Section 6.14.040 of City Code.
- It shall be the duty of the animal control officer to seize and impound any dog or other animal found running at large in violation.
- Every person owning or having charge, care or control over any dog shall, after his/her dog attains the age of 4 months, must annually secure a license and tag for such dog.
- Animal that has been impounded is kept in the city kennels for approximately 72hrs before being transported to the Salinas Animal Shelter.
Fines & Punishments:
The following fines will be enforced for any violation of the City's Animal Control Ordinance in any 12-month period:
At the 1st violation, a fine of $100.
At the 2nd violation, a fine of $200.
At the 3rd violation, a fine of $300.
At the 4th and every subsequent violation, $500.
Any person who in any manner interferes or attempts to interfere with any duty authorized enforcement officer in the performance of any duty, and every person who unlawfully takes or attempts to take any dog or other animal seized from the custody the officer, and any person who removes or attempts to remove from the public pound any dog or other animal impounded therein without having first redeemed the same or obtained the permission of an authorized officer to do so, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Lost & Found:
Any animals picked up by our Animal Control Officer will be dropped off at the Hitchcock Road Animal Services, 160 Hitchcock Rd, Salinas, CA 93908. You may contact them at (831) 769-8850. Please license and microchip your pet to give them a better chance to make it back home if it gets lost.
Claiming a Pet:
Present the owner's ID, a picture of the pet, and any of the following documents:
- Current Rabies Certificate
- Adoption Certificates
- Veterinarian Documents
- Dog License
A $40 kennel fee will be charged to the owner for each day the animal is kept in the city kennels in custody of the Greenfield Police Department.