Animal Control


Contract services provided by Animal Friends of the Valleys

Animal Control Is A Community Effort

Animal Control services are provided through a contract with Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV). Animals collected by the Humane and Animal Services Officers will be taken to the address below.

Animal Friends of the Valleys
33751 Mission Trail
Wildomar, CA 92595
(951) 471-8344

The Humane and Animal Services Officers respond to calls from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They also respond to all EMERGENCIES within the city limits after regular business hours. AFV provides animal services to the cities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, and Temecula.

Adoptions: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Relinquish animals: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reclaim animals: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Licensing: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Emergency animal services are available 7 days/week, 24 hours/day. AFV can answer emergency calls only within Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, or Temecula city limits. For after hours emergencies, call 951-506-5069. (For emergencies in county areas, call 1-888-636-7387.)

Phone: 951-471-8344 --Fax 951-471-8285
Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Effective animal control is a partnership between the community and the AFV. Each doing its part solves problems that neither can do alone.

What Citizens Can Do?

• Spay and neuter your pets. Their behavior improves and fewer unwanted animals are born.
• Confine your pets properly. The animals will be safe and will not be problem for your neighbors.
• Vaccinate your pets and see that they receive proper medical care.
• License your dogs and see that the tags are on them at all times.
• Attach identification tags to your pets' collars with current telephone numbers. A lost pet can be quickly returned with this simple "trick".
• Don't let your dog bark all the time--he's not being a good watch dog, he's simply bored and is now driving your neighbors nuts. Make him part of the family!
• Join or start a Neighborhood Watch and make animal related problems a priority.

When Reporting an Animal Control Problem:

1. Provide accurate information, such as addresses and specific locations.
2. Your identity will be kept confidential; we will ask for your phone number in case we need more information from you and to follow-up with any progress.
3. Be willing to confine a stray dog for pick up. If the dog remains loose, he may be gone when the Animal Control Officer arrives. And of course the dog will return later. The problem has not been solved.

Interested in adopting a pet?

Visitors are always welcome at Animal Friends of the Valleys. AFV is located at 33751 Mission Trail in Wildomar.

For more information on animal control services please visit Animal Friends of the Valleys website.

Animal Control Services

AFV hosts monthly vaccination clinics for dogs and cats at City Park.

City Park is located on Main Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore. Bring your cat in a carrier and dog on a leash for low cost vaccinations and licensing.

Third Saturdays
City Park, 243 S. Main Street
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.