Animal Care and Control is designed to prevent the spread of rabies through vaccinations and education, support a database of registered dogs and cats, and maintain a lost and found network. Staff are responsible for enforcing county ordinances and state laws pertaining to animal-related complaints.
Investigations are done regarding nuisance complaints, allegations of animal cruelty or neglect, as well as reports of stray, roaming or injured animals; or dangerous, vicious or biting animals. In efforts to help control the unwanted pet population, the Animal Care and Control program provides spay and neuter assistance to low-income residents of Lake County.
Staff at the Animal Care and Control provides the following services:
We provide spay/neuter assistance to qualified pet owners. To find out if you qualify for services, please complete and submit an application. Pre- or post-surgical expenses may be incurred.
If submitting online, right-click on the application link, then click 'Save link as...'. Then, open the application in a PDF reader. You will not be able to click the submit button if the application is opened in your browser.
Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations and Microchips
All dogs and cats in Lake County are required to be vaccinated against rabies and registered. Low-cost pet vaccinations are an affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and be in compliance with the rabies vaccination/registration requirements.
Click on the links below to learn more.