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Animal Care & Control

To report any activities you believe involve animal abuse and if you observe or suspect any animal is being neglected or abandoned by its owner or keeper, you are encouraged to immediately contact San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control at

Animal abuse and neglect is when:

bullet Any person, maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, wounds, or kills a living animal.
bullet Any person overrides, overloads, overworks, torments, or deprives an animal of necessary food, water, or shelter.
bullet Any person intentionally, for amusement or gain, fights any animal against another animal.
bullet Any person permits an animal to go without veterinary care for an injury.



Animal abandonment
is when:

bullet Any animal owner
or keeper has
left any animal
unattended for
a minimum or 24
hours without
receiving proper
care and/or


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