The City of Los Altos contracts with the City of Palo Alto for animal services and control. Below are highlights which outline the handling of animals and response of Palo Alto Animal Services to the Los Altos community, including regular business hours and contact information.
City of Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: (650) 496-5971
After Hours Phone: (650) 329-2413
Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed holidays and every other Friday
Note: Animal Control Officers cannot respond to calls for cats in trees. Some private tree services will provide this service for a fee.
Rescue of Animals in Distress (e.g., Dogs in Hot Cars): Please call the Los Altos Police Department immediately at (650) 947-2770.
Vector Control of Santa Clara County: Vector Control is available to assist residents with skunks, rats, opossums, raccoons, and bats. Vector Control can be reached at 1-800-675-1155, weekdays only. Note: It is illegal to trap and relocate wildlife without a permit.
Injured Wildlife: Residents can deliver injured wildlife to the Wildlife Rescue Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, #V, Palo Alto. Phone: (650) 494-7283.