ANIMAL CONTROL                                   

The Animal Control Program of the Chowchilla Police Department provides regulation and control of animals as provided in City Ordinances and State laws. This program maintains the animal shelter for impounded animals and fosters rabies control through enforcement of the animal licensing ordinance, public education, and the coordination of annual rabies and licensing clinics.

CSO/Animal Control Officer Boyle

  Address: 122 Trinity Avenue, Chowchilla, CA  93610  
  Phone: (559) 665-8600  
  Shelter Hours: Call for information  
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The goals of this program are to respond to animal complaints 24 hours a day, provide Animal Control services seven days a week through the Animal Control Officer and police officers, continue to aggressively enforce the Animal Control laws in regards to animals running at large and the licensing of animals, continue to improve the appearance of the Animal Shelter, and to utilize volunteer help for the maintenance of the Shelter.


View adoptable pets from Madera County Animal Control

  Check out the Friends of the Madera Animal Shelter Chowchilla Committee Facebook page.

Chowchilla Lost and Found Pets Facebook Page

  Did You Know?
  It is illegal to tether, fasten, chain, tie or restrain a dog to a dog house, tree, fence, or other stationary object. Our Animal Control officers want you to be informed - click here for more information or call (559) 665-8600.
  Rabies Vaccination & Dog Licensing

License fees per animal range from $4.50 to $18.00. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required to obtain a license. All dogs four (4) months and older are required to be licensed. The licenses are good for one year and expire on December 31 of each year. All dog licensing is handled at the Police Department located at 122 Trinity Avenue. The yearly deadline for licensing is March 31. Cash, cashiers checks, money orders, and Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted; the Police Department does not accept personal checks. Download a License Application here.

The Chowchilla Police Department holds two annual rabies and licensing clinics during the year. Click here for information on the Annual Rabies Clinics.

There are also low cost vaccination clinics available on the first Saturday of every month held at the Roberta Willis Adoption Center located at 14269 Road 28 in Madera. Vaccinations are given between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and cost $6.00 each. Other vaccines are available at a reduced cost. Please bring proof of spay/neuter and remember to have all dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. For more information, call (559) 675-7891. 


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For more information on Animal Control issues, licensing requirements, or to file an Animal Control complaint, contact us at (559) 665-8600 or send email



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