New Animal Services Provider Coming to Imperial Beach

San Diego Humane Society to provide animal services in Imperial Beach beginning July 1, 2017

In an effort to offer care for the animals and their families in Imperial Beach, San Diego Humane Society will begin providing a full menu of animal services starting July 1. New services will include programs such as pet licensing, lost and found for stray animals and emergency services for animal-related concerns seven days a week.

If a pet is currently licensed through the City of Imperial Beach, owners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to ensure their pet receives a new FREE licensing tag (transfer fees will be waived). New licenses also will be available for those animals who are unlicensed, as required by law. For questions or concerns, residents may email [email protected] or call 619-243-3420.

Lost and Found
If an animal is lost, Imperial Beach residents should visit San Diego Humane Society’s San Diego Campus at 5500 Gaines St. to view recently found animals or call SDHS Humane Law Dispatch at 619-299-7012 to speak with a dispatcher. Photos of found animals at San Diego Humane Society can also be viewed at If a resident has found a stray animal, they can bring him/her directly to the San Diego Campus at 5500 Gaines St., or speak with dispatch at 619-299-7012.

Emergency Services
For animal-related emergencies, complaints or concerns, please call San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Dispatch at 619-299-7012, or if between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., call the sheriff’s after-hours services at 619-585-7233 or 858-565-5200. For cruelty complaints, submit an animal cruelty form online at

“Ensuring the City of Imperial Beach has coverage for animal services seven days a week is very important to us, and the driving force behind taking on this contract,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society. “We already provide animal services in the cities of Escondido, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos and Vista. So we’re able to efficiently and effectively provide the animals of Imperial Beach the care they need and get them home as quickly as possible, which translates to more animal lives saved. It’s the core of our mission and we’re proud to serve the people and animals of these communities.”

About San Diego Humane Society
Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. San Diego Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals and provide safety net services for all pet families needing assistance with keeping their pets.

As San Diego’s oldest nonprofit organization, San Diego Humane Society has campuses located in Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego as well as adoption centers inside select Petco stores throughout San Diego County. San Diego Humane Society is supported by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, municipal contracts and small fees for services. For more information or to view our current animals available for adoption; please visit