Animal Control / Removal

Animal ControlAnimal Control

The San Diego Humane Society, located at 3450 East Valley Parkway, issues dog licenses and provides all levels of animal control and sheltering services by contract to the City of Escondido. The San Diego Humane Society will respond to animal complaints between 7 am and 10 pm seven days a week. Please call SDHS Dispatch at 619-299-7012.

All other times, and on holidays call the Escondido Police Department’s Communications Center at (760) 839-4722 . The San Diego Humane Society will respond to Priority-1 incidents during off times.


  • Dangerous Animal Threatening Human
  • Possible Rabid/Biter
  • Animal at Large
  • Major Injury to Animal
  • Cruelty to Animal
  • Animal Inside a Vehicle in distress
  • Fighting Animals
  • Other significant public safety hazards involving animals

For more information about any of these services please visit their web site at