Animal Care & Control

Duties & Responsibilities


Adelanto Animal Care and Control is one of the best organizations to eliminate pain and suffering and enhance the quality of life for animals in our area. Every day, the Division impacts companion animals in and around our community and improve people’s interaction with them. Additionally, Animal Care and Control is the source for valuable information about animals and provide the best opportunity for homeless animals to find their way home.

Animal Care and Control is highly effective and efficient, so much so, the Division has become a premiere organization in the high desert, a model for other animal welfare organizations to look toward. Adelanto Animal Care and Control has the best qualified staff to provide the services people and animals need. Our staff is diverse and brings a wide range of skills, capabilities, experiences and assets to the Division. Everyone associated with Animal Care and Control is passionately devoted to our mission.

Mission Statement


The mission of Animal Care and Control is to continue to grow and adapt to our ever changing community, and to provide the highest level of service and protection to our citizens and animals alike. We will accomplish this goal by providing our officers with the tools and knowledge to meet and exceed all present and future needs of the City of Adelanto. We will work in cooperation with our community to proactively address identified areas of needed improvement and to continually provide the level of service and safety so deserved by the community we serve.

Vision Statement


We envision the day that pets will be assured a safe and loving home. That education will overcome ignorance and no animal will suffer from abuse or neglect and continue to stress the importance of population control and to promote responsible pet ownership.

Service Above Self


The Division’s service theme revolves around our commitment to the community. In this sense, “Service Above Self” signifies our full engagement and involvement in the work at hand characterized by a single minded desire and motivation to overcome all obstacles in order to get the job done. Our commitment implies a willingness to make personal sacrifices and to remain focused on accomplishing our goals.
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