Animals: Domestic and Wild

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Dogs, Cats, Chickens, Coyotes and More

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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
  • Microchipping
  • 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

FAQFrequently Asked Questions About Humane Society Services in Santee 

 

Barking Dogs                                                                           

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. 

 

Beekeeping

Bees can be kept in residential areas under specific conditions. They are outlined here.

 

Chickens

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.

You may also contact the California Department of Fish & Wildlife or County Wildlife Services for more information or guidance.

 

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.

 

Dog Parks (Map & Info)

 

Domestic Animals

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

 

Rattlesnakes

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.