Animal Control: Fresno County Takes Over Services

As of Monday morning, the Central California SPCA is no longer in charge of animal control services in Fresno County.

Supervisors voted earlier this year to disband and contract out services to Liberty Animal Control.

Those services will be limited.

The county has built a temporary animal shelter in the parking lot of the old Fresno County morgue.

Liberty will be in charge of picking up vicious and sick dogs in unincorporated county areas and county islands within Fresno city limits.

To reach Fresno County Animal Control for any of those services, call (559) 600-PETS (7387).

Unlike the county, the SPCA will continue to provide animal control services for the City of Fresno after October 1.

Last week, Fresno City Manager Mark Scott said the Central California SPCA agreed to continue to provide full animal control services for the city while both sides continue to talk about a transition of services.

That transition period is expected to last at least six months.

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