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IMPORTANT UPDATE, RED FLAG WARNING & INTERMITTENT POWER OUTAGES:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 10:20 am - There are NO current emergencies in the City of San Marcos. With high Santa Ana winds and red flag warnings in place through Wednesday, Nov. 14, residents can expect intermittent power outages throughout San Marcos and County of San Diego as SDG&E takes steps to keep communities safe from wildfire. Follow San Diego Gas & Electric and visit www.sdge.com/outages for the latest updates. To prepare, San Marcos Fire Department and the County of San Diego are recommending residents take a “Ready, Set, Go!” approach for peak fire season. To learn how you can prepare, visit www.san-marcos.net/beprepared

Animal Control

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Animal related concerns can be reported by email at investigations@sdhumane.org or by phone: for noise complaints dial 619-279-5057 and for all other animal related issues 619-243-3466. Issues related to disturbance of the peace (after regular hours) are handled by the Sheriff’s Office; they can be contacted on the non-emergency dispatch line at 760-510-5200. 

The San Diego Humane Society provides animal control services for the City of San Marcos.  Services include: dog licensing, housing lost and stray animals, reuniting lost animals with their owners, microchipping, animal adoptions, educational programs, and investigating citizen concerns and complaints about animals. 

The Humane Society is located in Escondido at 3450 East Valley Parkway. Operating hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., seven days a week. For questions, please call (760) 888-BARK or visit www.sdhumane.org.

Common Animal Control Concerns

Animal Licensing - All dogs, four months of age and older, must have a valid license and wear it at all times. In order to get your dog licensed, it must have a current rabies vaccination.  Select the link to visit the Humane Society's animal licensing webpage.

Barking dogs or crowing roosters - Call the Humane Society at (760) 888-2236 during the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Select the link to visit the Humane Society's barking dogs webpage.

Lost Pet - Visit the Humane Society during operating hours, 10 am - 6 pm, seven days a week. If you have a picture of your pet, please bring it with you. Select the link to visit the Humane Society's lost pet webpage.

City Leash Law - Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times except when at a designated off-leash area or confined to a residence or backyard.

Dog Parks - The City has three designated off-leash areas.  They are located at Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Road, Montiel Park, 2290 Montiel Road, and San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road.