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Animal Control Services
Domesticated Animals: Dogs, Cats, etc.
Report aggressive animals throughout the county to the Sheriff's Office immediately.
Due to budget restrictions in the city of Loyalton, the Sheriff's Office is unable to respond to non-emergency animal calls. These types of calls include: non-aggressive animals at large; lost animals; barking dog complaints; etc.
All canine bites are reported to the Sheriff's Office and are followed up by the Public Health Department. Other species should be reported to Fish and Wildlife and Sierra County Public Health Office.
The Sheriff's Office is unable to respond to any reports regarding feral cats due to budget cuts.
Livestock: Cattle, sheep, etc.
Livestock that are a hazard, such as in a roadway, should be reported to the California Highway Patrol at: 530-257-2191.
Fish & Wildlife:
Bear Aware Guide for Homeowner’s & Renter’s
Animal Surrender Procedure
To surrender your animal with the Sheriff's Office, follow these steps:
Call us at 530-289-3700 (Loyalton 530-993-4479) to schedule an appointment
Pay the $185.00 fee - the Deputy will give you a receipt
Complete the Animal Surrender Form:
At that time, the Deputy will provide the current transportation and kennel information.
100 Courthouse Sq.
P.O. Box 66
Downieville, CA 95936
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
61050 Hwy 49
Loyalton, CA 96118
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