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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be open for appointments only. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

Program Services

When the County of Imperial started the Animal Control program, stray dogs running throughout the community not only posed a significant risk to the public, a danger was posed to the animal as well. Dogs were often hit by cars, involved in territorial disputes with one another and/or were mistreated by uncaring people.

Today, County Animal Care and Control has evolved providing protection to both animals and people, in addition to many other services. Here are examples of how we are protecting animals:

  • Rescuing stray dogs within the community
  • Rescuing injured or sick animals
  • Rescuing animals in distress
  • Verifying compliance of mandatory vaccination and pet licensing laws
  • Investigating reports of animal cruelty, abuse, neglect and illegal animal fighting
  • Reuniting lost pets with their families

If you suspect or know of animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, or illegal animal fighting occurring in one of our contract cities or within the unincorporated areas of Imperial County, please at (442) 265-2655.