Animal Control Officer (ACO) is responsible for protecting lost and injured animals as well as protecting the public from dangerous animals. The ACO responds to animal related calls for service from citizens of the City of Auburn. They are responsible for the enforcement of animal related laws and issues within the city limits. The ACO issues citations, notices of violations, checks for dog licenses, seizes animals when necessary, collects stray animals and conducts animal related investigations such as animal cruelty cases. The Animal Control unit routinely works with outside agencies such as the SPCA, and Placer County Animal Control.
We promote responsible pet ownership and provide dog licensing services.
For residents of the City of Auburn, you should contact Auburn Police Dispatch when reporting any and all animal complaints. Some common types of concerns or animal related calls include welfare checks, reports of abuse, vicious or dangerous animals, animals-at-large, animal bites, injured animals and all other animal nuisance reports. The call will typically be handled by the ACO during business hours; however, it is not uncommon for Auburn Police Department patrol staff to also handle these calls. After hours and weekend emergencies will be handled by the Auburn Police Department patrol officers.
No animals are kept at the Auburn Police Department; all found domestic animals are transferred to the Placer County Animal Shelter.