The duties of the Animal Control Officer are to:
Provide emergency transportation for injured stray animals
Animal bite reporting/quarantine as necessary
Impound and temporarily care for stray and unwanted animals
Criminal investigations involving animals
Resolve citizen complaints regarding animals
Assist with animal traps as needed
Dangerous/vicious animal enforcement
Assist with vaccination clinics
Coordinate euthanasia services when absolutely necessary
If your dogs live
outdoors, make sure they have shelter from the sun and rain.
Always provide them with a fresh supply of water.
Dogs have a higher
internal body temperature than humans and get warm at lower
your animal in the car alone, even with the windows cracked
open. The temperature inside a vehicle can quickly reach 120
degrees. If parked in the shade, remember that shade moves
as the day progresses.
against disease is a simple process. It is one of the most
routine procedures performed in veterinary clinics and also
the one most prone to confusion and misconception.
Keep your canine
first aid kit packed and ready for action, and have the
telephone numbers of your veterinarian and emergency
clinic handy just in case. Accidents, insect stings, dog
fights and heat stroke can require immediate attention.
If your dog gets
lost or stolen, please call Selma Police Department Animal
Control and give a description of your dog. This may assist
in the return of your dog if it is picked up or delivered to the
For more information
about animal services, contact Sgt.
at (559) 891-2281 (voice mail only) or
call (559) 896-2525.