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Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
20612 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1184
(949) 497-3552
Animal Control (949) 497-0701

Open 7 days a week
Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 notice

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter will be closed to the general public, except by appointment, until further notice.

Residents that need to visit the animal shelter to pick up a recovered pet may do so by calling the animal shelter at (949) 497-3552 to schedule an appointment from 11:00am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week.

For a dog license, please click here.

Animal Control field operations will continue as normal.

Foster care of animals

While we appreciate and thank those who have offered, we are currently not in need of foster homes at this time.

Emergency Information

Animal Control

In the event you have an animal emergency in the Cities of Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods ONLY, please call Animal Control at 949.497.0701 and press “0” for an operator.

Bird Emergency

“I found a baby bird or an injured bird, now what do I do?” If you reside in the cities of Laguna Beach or Laguna Woods, contact Animal Control at 949.497.0701 and press “0”.

Pacific Wildlife Project (Birds)
Phone: 949.831.1178

Wildlife Wetland Center
Phone: 714.374.5587

Emergency Medical Information

Animal Emergency Clinic
* open after regular business hours, weekends and holidays
28085 Hillcrest
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Crown Valley Animal Care Center
* open 24 hours
28892 Crown Valley Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

American Association of Poison Control Centers (FREE Call) 800.222.1222 America's poison centers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you. The Poison Help hotline 1.800.222.1222 serves as a key medical information resource and helps reduce costly emergency room visits.
Call: 800.222.1222

Poison Control 888.426.4435 As the premier animal poison control center in North America, the APCC is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, make the call that can make all the difference. A $60 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

Call 888.426.4435

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States has information on their website to help you prepare and protect your pets before, during and after a disaster.

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Emergency Supplies and Traveling Kits
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Keep an Evacuation Pack and supplies handy for your pets. Make sure that everyone in the family knows where it is. This kit should be clearly labeled and easy to carry. Items to consider keeping in or near your pack include:

  • Pet first-aid kit and guide book (ask your vet what to include, or visit the ASPCA Store to buy one online)
  • 3-7 days' worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food (be sure to rotate every two months)
  • Disposable litter trays (aluminum roasting pans are perfect)
  • Litter or paper toweling
  • Liquid dish soap and disinfectant
  • Disposable garbage bags for clean-up
  • Pet feeding dishes
  • Extra harness and leash (Note: harnesses are recommended for safety and security)
  • Photocopies of medical records and a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your pet requires (Remember, food and medications need to be rotated out of your emergency kit—otherwise they may go bad or become useless.)
  • Bottled water, at least 7 days' worth for each person and pet (store in a cool, dry place and replace every two months)
  • A traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet
  • Flashlight
  • Blanket (for scooping up a fearful pet)
  • Recent photos of your pets (in case you are separated and need to make "Lost" posters)
  • Especially for cats: Pillowcase or EvackSack, toys, scoopable litter
  • Especially for dogs: Long leash and yard stake, toys and chew toys, a week's worth of cage liner.
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