Animal Services

Working to Provide A Safe Community for ANIMALS and PEOPLE

IPD Dispatch (Calls for Service):  949-724-7200
Animal Services Unit: 949-724-7092
Animal Services Supervisor: 949-724-7091
Irvine Animal Care Center: 949-724-7440

Irvine Police Department Animal Services

Animal Services Supervisor Hope Darrow
Animal Services Officer II Al Gonzalez
Animal Services Officer II Alena Cecchini
Animal Services Officer II Christina Painter

Animal Services Officer I

Katie Beach

Animal Services Officer I Casey Picket

We are here to serve you
7 days a week | 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

How we serve you

The Irvine Animal Services field operation is an integral part of the Irvine Police Department. The Animal Services program is committed to protecting people and animals, and promoting humane animal care and treatment. This is accomplished through both education and enforcement. By responding promptly to calls for service and routinely patrolling the city, we are able to effectively serve the needs of the community.  Brochures for tips and information about animals.

Animal Resource Guides



Prior to 1976 the City received animal services from the Orange County Animal Control and the Los Angeles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In July of 1976, to better serve the citizens of Irvine, Animal Services became operational under the Department of Public Safety.From 1976 to the present, the Animal Services Program has served the community well, providing service seven days a week.

Services Provided

  • Patrol the City; enforce local, state and federal regulations.
  • Respond to citizen complaints
  • Transport injured animals to care facilities
  • Pick up stray and abandoned animals
  • Return stray animals to owners when possible
  • Investigate, and complete animal bite reports and initiate quarantines.
  • Investigate and prepare cases for court
  • Regulate animal establishments, livestock, wild, exotic and non-domesticated animals.
  • Promote pet responsibility and kindness to all living creatures