Animal Control 

Under contract, Animal Friends of the Valleys provides animal control services for the cities of Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula and Wildomar.

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.

Animal Friends
Animal control officers are authorized to investigate possible animal related law violations and take appropriate enforcement action. Every year animal control officers conduct hundreds of investigations, ranging from minor offenses to felony animal cruelty cases. In some cases our officers gain voluntary compliance by educating pet guardians about their responsibilities and proper pet care; in other situations it may warrant administrative action and/or an arrest and criminal prosecution. Our officers rescue stray, sick or injured animals. They are trained for emergencies.


Common Issues



  • Stray animals
  • Rabies caccinations
  • Public nuisances
  • Humane care of animals
  • Potentially dangerous / menacing / vicious dogs
  • Animals in motor vehicles
  • Sanitation
  • Reporting of bites
  • Kennel / Catteries