Animal complaints for Oceanside and Vista are handled by Field Services Officers of
San Diego Humane Society, Oceanside Campus. Animal complaints for Escondido, San Marcos, and Poway are handled by Field Services Officers of San Diego Humane Society, Escondido Campus.
We respond to calls that involve:
- Loose animals
- Injured animals
- Captured domestic animals in the jurisdictions of Oceanside/Vista
- Neglected animals
- Animal bites
Oceanside and Vista residents call 760.757.4357, or visit our Oceanside Campus to fill out an incident report.
Escondido, San Marcos, and Poway residents call 760.888.2275, or visit our Escondido Campus to fill out an incident report.
Residents outside these cities, please contact your County Animal Control.
San Diego Humane Society is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) that is funded by private donations. The cities of Oceanside and Vista contract with San Diego Humane Society, Oceanside Campus, and the cities of Escondido, San Marcos, and Poway contract with San Diego Humane Society, Escondido Campus to provide the following, as required by state law.
- Housing and care of stray animals.
- Housing and care for animal surrender quarantine.
- Providing lost and found opportunities to the public.
- Housing and care for police and animal cruelty holds.
- Patrolling for and impounding stray dogs.
- Addressing dangerous and vicious dog situations and removing them from the community.
- Monitor animal bites & enforce quarantine laws including observe and release of animals on quarantine and transporting to the county for veterinarian testing.
- Picking up injured domestic animals.
- Investigation and enforcement of animal cruelty laws. After hour emergency situations and impounding of animals.
- Manage dog license program.
- Pick up of deceased animals on city roads.
Provided by San Diego Humane Society for Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, San Marcos, and Poway (not paid for under city contracts)
- Pet adoptions
- Animal care and enrichment after stray hold
- Services to assist individuals i.e., spay/neuter, food bank, referrals, microchip and vaccinations
- Volunteer opportunities
- Dog Park
If you are in need of wildlife removal, please contact Project Wildlife: 619.225.9453.