Animal Control Services
The City of Santee contracts with the San Diego Humane Society to assist residents with:
- Pet Adoptions
- Dog Licensing
- Lost Animals
- Spay and Neuter Services
- Vaccination Clinics
- Euthanasia Services
- Pet Training
- Barking Dogs
- Aggressive Dogs
- Animal Cruelty or Neglect
- Humane Law Enforcement
- Wildlife Resources
General Information: (619) 299-7012
Animal Related Emergencies: (619) 243-3466
Barking dogs (as well as noisy pet birds) can be frustrating and annoying. If talking to your neighbor in a civil manner does not resolve the situation, the San Diego Humane Society can respond to complaints of barking dogs and may be able to help. Contact the Humane Society at (619) 299-7012.
You may also try to resolve the situation through mediation. Contact the National Conflict Resolution Center online or call (619) 238-2400.
Bees can be kept in residential areas under specific conditions. They are outlined here.
Backyard chickens are allowed in Santee. Local regulations can be found here.
Coyotes and Other Wild Animals
While the City doesn't have the resources or expertise to respond to problems posed by wild animals, the San Diego Humane Society may be able to provide advice and services through their Project Wildlife program. For more information, call (619) 299-7012 or visit projectwildlife.org.
Dead Animal Removal
To report a dead animal along a road or other public space call the Public Services hotline at 619-258-4100, ext. 304. For removal of a dead animal on private property, call D & D Services Inc. at (858) 279-8242.
Certain domestic animals are allowed based on the size of your property. Contact the City Planning Division for more information.
Injured or Orphaned Wild Animals
Contact Project Wildlife
If you encounter a rattlesnake in an open space habitat area, keep your distance and leave it alone. If a rattlesnake enters your home, garage or yard and is an immediate threat to your family or pets, call 911.