Animal Care Services

Animal control and shelter services in the City of Murrieta are provided through a partnership with Animal Friends of the Valley (AFV). Under this agreement, AFV provides the City with the following services:

  • Field Services
    Impounding stray animals, picking-up injured wildlife, cruelty investigations, issuance of citations, nuisance complaints, etc.
  • Shelter Services
    Receiving animals from the public, providing low cost vaccination clinics, pet licensing and adoptions, etc.

Shelter Hours:

Open at 8:00 AM Monday through Saturday for LICENSING ONLY
Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Third Sunday Only)

Animal Adoption:


AFV maintains an online database with photos of animals available for adoption. View adoptable pets and adoption fees

Lost & Found Pets:

View lost/found animals at the shelter online or contact the shelter to see if your animal has been found. 

Please report any animal control issue to Animal Friends of the Valleys during business hours at (951) 674-0618 Ext. 222 or 223 and after hours at (951) 506-5069. 

For additional Information please contact: Louie Lacasella at (951) 461-6008.