ABOUT THE ANIMAL SAFETY UNIT
Our mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of pets and people in Oxnard.
We imagine the day when Oxnard residents, their property, and neighborhoods will be safe from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership; animals will not suffer due to abuse, neglect, or ignorance; and all pets would realize an enhanced quality of life in a good home with caring owners.
We value the integrity of each officer and employee who contributes to the professional conveyance of excellent customer service and the humane treatment and protection of people and animals in an environment with open communication and respect for each other.
The primary purpose of Oxnard Animal Safety Unit is to provide a wide variety of State mandated and City services relating to animal safety and animal protection. We promote and protect public safety through education and animal law enforcement.
Our officers patrol the streets for animals allowed to roam at large, whether they are lost, injured or abandoned, that may create a public nuisance by destroying property, and causing injuries to themselves and others.
We are also here to protect your health. Rabies is a disease that can be transmitted by an animal’s saliva or skunk spray and can be carried by any warm-blooded animals, including humans. Rabies is fatal once the symptoms appear. Ventura County is a rabies-endemic area. There are half-a-dozen cases in wildlife every year. The danger is amplified, but not limited to, the County’s rural areas. Vaccinating and licensing your animals will assure the control of rabies.
Oxnard Animal Safety Officers are here to provide 24 hour/7 days a week service.