The 20 cities and towns in San Mateo County contract with the County to operate a countywide animal control program. San Mateo County Animal Control & Licensing225 37th AveSan Mateo, CA 94403Program Manager: (650) 573-3726 The County contracts with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS), a private non-profit organization, to enforce all animal control laws, shelter homeless animals, and provide a variety of other services.
Services provided by Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo, CA 944011450 Rollins Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010(650) 340-8200 Rescue injured animals Capture of at-large or stray animals Investigate animal bites and attacks Removal of dead animals from public property Removal of dead or living wildlife from private property ONLY if such wildlife has direct contract with humans and/or animals that involves a bite or attack Enforce leash laws and local ordinances (please report barking dog complaints to your local police) Euthanasia of severely injured animals Investigate reports of animal cruelty Breeders & Fanciers Any person who owns or harbors a cat or dog over the age of six months which has not been spayed or neutered, shall procure a permit for breeding cats or dogs issued by San Mateo County Animal Control under Section 6.
12.030 of the Municipal Code. This annual permit is required in addition to licensing the animals. Note: Not all cities in San Mateo County allow breeding and/or Breeder Permits. Please check your city’s ordinance. Any person’s property that is zoned to allow a person to harbor over four animals, dogs and cats, is also required to obtain a Fancier Permit from the Animal Control Program. This annual permit is required in addition to licensing the animals.
Note: Not all cities in San Mateo County allow Fancier Permits. Please check your city’s ordinance. Breeder & Fancier Permits: Breeder Permit ApplicationFancier Permit Application Quarantine Requirements The State of California has been identified by the State Health Department as a rabies endemic area. The following information and requirements are in accordance with California State Law as prescribed by the County of San Mateo Health System.
Domestic Animal (Cats and Dogs) Biting a Person Report incident to Animal Control with this form (click on this link) Any domestic animal that bites a person (a bite is defined as a puncture, pierce, or scratch inflicted by an animal’s mouth in which blood is drawn) shall be isolated in strict confinement and observed. Dogs and cats with current or expired rabies vaccinations are required to be quarantined for 10 DAYS from the date of the bite.
Read more Domestic Animal (Cats and Dogs) Exposed to Wildlife Report incident to Animal Control with this form (click on this link) A domestic animal currently vaccinated against rabies that has been exposed to wildlife will be quarantined at home for 30 DAYS from the date of exposure. A domestic animal not currently vaccinated against rabies that has been exposed to wildlife (and the wild animal is not available for testing) will be placed into quarantine for 6 MONTHS.
Read more Public Record Requests Upon request, San Mateo County provides copies of public records under the guidelines of the California Public Record Act (Government Code Sec. 6250 et seq). Payment of a fee to cover the cost of duplication ($.20/page) is due upon receipt of the records requested. Please fill out the Public Record Request Form and send to (650) 573-3482 or email@example.com.
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OUR PARTNERS SFACC currently has over 30 national and local partners in rescuing, rehabilitating,and rehoming animals of all species, both wild and domestic. Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Rescue A network of volunteers respond to calls from shelters, vets, and good Samaritans to provide avian vet care for ill or injured domestic, unreleasable pigeons and doves, long-term foster care, and to develop adopters and place them into qualified forever homes.
www.pigeonrescue.org Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue GMS rescues abandoned and unwanted adult and senior cats, and provides behavioral and medical intervention, unconditional love and a safe haven through foster homes. www.givemesheltersf.org VetSOS VET SOS provides free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans and links their human guardians with health care services. www.
vetsos.org SF ROMP San Francisco Rescued Orphan Mammal Program provides care to San Francisco's injured and orphaned wild mammals with the goal of returning a healthy individual back to the wild for independence. www.sfromp.org Muttville Muttville is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. On a local level (SF bay area), Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice.
www.muttville.org Save A Bunny Save A Bunny is a nonprofit rabbit rescue organization based in Northern California, serving both people and animals in the community through adoption, advocacy, education, outreach and rescue options. www.saveabunny.org Pet Food Express PFE’s support for local community shelters and rescue groups extends to SF ACC, which has benefitted from the Save-a-Kitten, Giving Tree, My Mutt, and Adoption Coupon campaigns to name a few.
In August of 2011, Pet Food Express opened a Cat Satellite Adoption Center at their Market Street store for ACC to adopt out cats and rabbits. www.petfoodexpress.com Virgin America Since 2009 Virgin America has flown ACC dogs to New York where adopters eagerly awaited the arrival of their new family members. Virgin America has also supported SFACC fundraising events. wwww.virginamerica.com Grateful Dogs Rescue For 20 years, GDR has been saving the lives of dogs at SFACC that are at risk of euthanasia.
GDR places them in experienced foster homes, and provide veterinary care and training as needed until loving adopters can be found. www.gratefuldogsrescue.org WildCare Located in San Rafael, WildCare operates a wildlife rehabilitation hospital that accepts any injured animal (wildlife) and provides numerous resources to the local and larger community. www.wildcarebayarea.org California Chins California Chins runs a rescue group that helps care for orphan chinchillas, find them homes and educates people about their care.
www.cachins.org Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA An SFACC partner, based in Coyote Point, San Mateo, with an adoption facility in Burlingame, PHS cares for the community’s sick, injured, abused, unwanted, stray, neglected and older animals. www.peninsulahumanesociety.org Rocket Dog Rescue A Bay Area organization that rescues dogs at over-crowded shelters, treats them for medical or behavioral conditions and finds them loving homes through their volunteer foster network and adoption fairs.
www.rocketdogrescue.org San Francisco SPCA As the fourth oldest humane society in the U.S. and the founders of the No-Kill movement, the SF SPCA has always been at the forefront of animal welfare. As a result of our efforts and those of our community partners, San Francisco has the lowest euthanasia rate of any major city in the United States. As a partner of ACC, the SFSPCA takes some dogs and cats from ACC into their adoption center.
www.sfspca.org San Francisco Police Department The SFPD Vicious and Dangerous Dog Unit (VDDU) investigates such incidents and encourages the public to immediately notify police whenever a dog bites, so that the police can render aid. www.sanfranciscopolice.org Rattie Ratz Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of domestic pet rats in Northern California. www.rattieratz.com Copper's Dream The mission of Copper’s Dream is to help end the euthanasia of adoptable dogs in the U.
S. through increasing public awareness, taking legal action benefiting shelter animals, and by rescuing dogs scheduled for euthanasia and placing them in permanent and loving homes. They are a San Francisco Bay Area rescue organization that saves all dog breeds from shelters throughout California. www.coppersdream.org Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Dedicated to rescuing companion birds (parrots and other commonly domesticated birds) in the Bay Area who have been neglected, abused, injured, or surrendered to them.
They also educate bird owners on the most current standard of care. www.mickaboo.org Reptile & Amphibian Rescue Bay Area biologist and animal expert Paul Haskins is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of exotic pet reptiles and amphibians. Through educational shows and helping individuals with their reptile pals, his work with SFACC and beyond reduces the number of neglected, ill, and deceased pets, and reptiles released into the wild in San Francisco and other California regions.
Contact Haskins through SFACC or call (831) 535-2437. Northern California Family Dog Rescue Dedicated to the rescue, care, and socialization of family-friendly dogs and ultimately finding them homes. In January 2014, Loup Garou Animal Rescue [http://www.loupgarourescue.org/] merged with NorCal Family Dog and continues to carry out its mission of rescuing and re-homing black and dark-coated companion animals.
www.norcalfamilydogrescue.org ACAN Animal Care and Adoption Network (ACAN) helps rescue and adopt out rats. They provide surgeries and medications, and helps with transports and outreach. www.thetravelinrat.weebly.com Persian Himalayan Rescue Founded in 1990, PHR is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that rescues unwanted and abused Persian cats from shelters, fosters, and rehomes them.
www.persiancats.org Wonder Dog Rescue Wonder Dog Rescue is a dedicated volunteer group, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and rescuing dogs from all over Northern and Central California. www.wonderdogrescue.org North Star Rescue North Star Rescue (NSR) is the only rescue organization in the San Francisco Bay Area specifically dedicated to all species of pet rodents and rabbits. www.
northstarrescue.org Golden State German Shepherd Rescue Rescues German Shepherd dogs in life-threatening situations in the Northern and Central Valley of California, providing them with health care and foster homes until adopted, while also educating the public about these dogs. www.gsgsrescue.org Toni’s Kitty Rescue TKR is a 501(c)3 rescue organization that works with SFACC to rescue and provide foster care for sick, orphaned kittens until they are old enough to be adopted from the shelter.
www.toniskittyrescue.org Halo, Purely for Pets Thanks to a generous donation of Spot’s Stew from Halo and Pet Food Express, our dogs and cats are always well-fed and well-loved. www.halopets.com German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California GSRNC regularly rescues and adopts out dogs from shelters in 11 counties in Northern California, and occasionally other counties in CA and NV. The GSRNC Thulani Program rescues terminally ill or extremely old German Shepherd dogs from all of California and Nevada.
www.savegsd.org Project Coyote Project Coyote, a North American coalition of wildlife scientists, educators, predator- friendly ranchers and community leaders, promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife, especially coyotes, wolves, and other native carnivores. www.projectcoyote.org Wonder Cat Rescue Wonder Cat Rescue is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization devoted to rescuing needy kittens and cats from shelter euthanasia and abandonment.
They are a team of caring foster homes and volunteers who provide rescued cats with all necessary medical attention while caring for them in foster homes, where they’re given abundant love and affection until they can be placed in permanent homes. www.wondercatrescue.org