Animal Control & Shelter Services
Operated by Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV).
Southwest Communities Animal Shelter
The Southwest Community Financing Authority is a joint-powers authority of Riverside County and the Cities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Temecula and Wildomar. Funding for the 32,000 square feet shelter was $11.4 million. City Animal Control and Sheltering services are provided through a contract with Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV).
Animal Licensing & Vaccinations
It is a state law and city ordinance that all dogs 4 months of age and older be vaccinated against rabies and licensed in the city in which the animal lives (within 30 days). The city also requires all cats over the age of 4 months be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. Licensing can be done in person at the shelter, online or via mail.
- View Licensing Fees
- Animal License Application (PDF) (for mail or in person)
- Assistance Dog Application
- License Your Pet Online
Animal Friends of the Valleys Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic
Why spend more when you don't have to? Visit the Animal Friends of the Valleys' low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter clinic. The Clinic is now open Monday through Friday. Low-cost vaccinations and $20 microchipping are available Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm (no appointment necessary). For an appointment for other services including Spay/Neuter Services, call 951-674-SPAY (951-674-7729).
Address: 29001 Bastron Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
AFV maintains an online database with photos of animals available for adoption. When choosing your next pet, choose to save a life. View adoptable pets and adoption fees.
33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595
Monday through Friday:
10 AM to 4 PM
10 AM to 7 PM
10 AM to 5 PM
Open third Sunday of the month, noon to 4 pm.
Lost & Found Pets
Note: 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.