As of November 1, 2018, due to the retirement of a longtime City employee and to provide continuous service, The City of Exeter will begin contracting out Animal Control and Shelter Services (Shelter services formerly at the City of Tulare) with the City of Visalia Animal Services Division whose mission is:
- Provide Animal Control Officer services (patrol and service calls)
- Promote and ensure public health and safety
- Facilitate responsible pet ownership
- Humanely and responsibly care for the animals in their care
- Provide prompt and courteous service
- Provide education and positive enforcement efforts
Animal Control Officer Dispatch- (559) 713-4957
(For reporting Sick, Injured, Stray or Vicious dogs within the City of Exeter)
Animal Care Center located at 29016 Highway 99 in Visalia- (559) 713-4700
(For inquiry about lost, found or impounded animals)
Animal Care Center Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.
(Due annually for the period July 1 – June 30, $10 for altered dogs, $20 for unaltered)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What about stray cats?
Stray cats are not accepted at the Animal Care Center, for injured stray cats you may call (559) 713-4957
What will typical response time be?
There will be a dedicated Animal Control Officer for the cities of Exeter and Farmersville during normal operating hours Monday – Friday. Response times should be within 15-30 minutes depending on availability.
I have other questions, who can I call?
Please call our Recreation Division at (559) 592-5262 or reference the above listed contact numbers.