The Animal Control Division is responsible for the enforcement of State
laws and local ordinances pertaining to animals and serves as a contact
point for the public with regard to animal problems and issues. The staff
strives to assure the protection, health and safety of animals and people
through education and enforcement of regulations. This Division also works
in conjunction with various agencies, such as State Fish & Game and the
Sheriffs Department, on animal related issues. The Animal Control
Division provides and maintains a state mandated rabies control program
through dog licensing.
Melanie Crider, Animal Care and Control Manager
Linda Wright, Administrative Assistant II
Yucca Valley Animal Shelter
56460 Paseo Los Ninos, Yucca Valley
Directions: Take Hwy 247 North to Skyline Ranch Road, turn left (signal)and
travel 3/4 of a mile. Turn right on Malin Way. Shelter is straight ahead.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Office is closed weekends and holidays
In November, 2008, a Joint Powers Agreement (No. 08-1174) established the Animal Care and Control Joint Powers Authority for the construction, design, financing, maintenance and operation of animal shelter(s) in the unincorporated County areas in the Morongo Basin region and Town of Yucca Valley area.