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Animal Shelter Location:


33751 Mission Trail
Wildomar, CA 92595

Phone: (951) 471-8344

Operated by Animal Friends of the Valleys, contractor for Animal Control Services to the City of Lake Elsinore

Southwest Communities Animal Shelter

Southwest Communities Animal Shelter
The Southwest Community Financing Authority is a joint-powers agency of Riverside County & the Cities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Temecula & Wildomar. Funding for the 32,000 sq. ft. shelter is $11.4 million.

City Animal Control services are provided through a contract with Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV).

Shelter Location Hours:
Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Open Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Humane & Animal Services Officers respond to calls from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They 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,Temecula and Wildomar.

  • 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,Temecula and Wildomar city limits.

  • For after hours emergencies within City Limits, call (951)-506-5069.
  • For emergencies in County areas, call 1-888-636-7387.

NOW OPEN! Animal Friends of the Valleys Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Why spend more when you don't have to? The Animal Friends of the Valleys'  low cost, high quality spay and neuter clinic is now open. For an appointment, call (951) 674-7729. Low cost vaccinations and microchips are also available at this location with no appointment necessary. 

Clinic Hours: Monday & Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Address: 29001 Bastron Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Services & Pricing

Effective animal control is a partnership between the community and the AFV. For more information on animal control services, please visit the Animal Friends of the Valleys Website.


Last updated: 7/15/2013 3:12:53 PM