18849 S. Shafter Avenue
Shafter, CA 93263
661-746-2140 – Animal Shelter
661-746-8500 – Service Calls
If you have lost an animal, you can contact the Shafter Animal Shelter to report it. You may also come by the shelter to see if your animal is there. You should also contact Kern County Animal Control at 661-321-3000 and the Bakersfield SPCA at 661-323-8353 to report your lost animal. In most cases, shelters have multiple animals coming through their doors on a daily basis so it is your responsibility to keep checking back with each shelter for your animal. Most importantly, your animal should be wearing identification tags at all times. This is your animal's ticket home!
If you would like to send us an e-mail for information, please send to:
Animal Control is available during the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:
9:00am to 3:00pm
1:00pm to 7:00pm
** If the door is locked during business hours, please ring the bell at the front.
PLEASE NOTE: We only accept animals from within Shafter City Limits. Our shelter is small and can only accommodate animals from within the City Limits. Stray animals should be turned into the shelter of the jurisdiction where it was found. Usually this helps to match the animal with the rightful owner if one is located.
Responsibilities and Services
Pick-up, impoundment, and disposal of stray animals
Cat trap rental and pick-up for stray cats
Enforcement of Animal Laws
Bite reports and rabies control
Transportation of stray, injured animals
Investigations of animal cruelty, neglect and/or abandonment
Investigations of animal nuisance complaints
Investigation assistance to other law enforcement agencies
Adoptions of shelter animals
Public education programs and materials
We do offer adoptions to the public onsite. Please visit our
Adoption Site to see the cute critters available to take home!
Bring a current rabies certificate for each dog to the shelter to purchase a license. How to license your dog
There are additional reports regarding the activities of the Animal Control unit available for review through the Office of the Chief of Police link. Click Additional Animal Control Reports
HERE to go there and view them now.
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On May 18th, at Mannel Park, Shafter Animal Control personnel will be conducting their annual vaccination/license clinic in collaboration with Kern County Animal Control. We'll be there from 9 a.m. till noon. Tell your friends and neighbors and come back and visit our website again for more information and flyers soon!!