Animal Services

The City's Animal Services are provided by the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS).

The SDHS general information phone number is 619-299-7012 for all animal-related issues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

  • For animal-related emergencies or animal cruelty, call their Law Enforcement dispatch at 619-243-3466 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, they can be reached at their website.
  • Animals found or impounded in the city of Del Mar will be sheltered at the San Diego Humane Society shelters located at 2905 San Luis Rey, and 572 Airport Road, Oceanside.

For more information about the Animal Services provided by SDHS, read these FAQs (PDF).

For information about dead animal removal or whom to contact if you find a sick, injured, or abandoned animal, view the Animal Services Protocol (PDF).

San Diego Humane Society Information