Animal Services

Animal Friends of the Valleys provides animal control services for the City of Menifee.  For all animal related issues, please contact Animal Friends of the Valleys at 951-674-0618, or for statistics or forms visit the Animal Friends of the Valleys website.

Animal Licensing/Citation Fee Schedule

Please see the current licensing/citation fee schedule here.

All animal licenses/citations should be paid to Animal Friends of the Valley, the city's contract Animal Service provider at 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA or call (951) 674-0618.

Lost, Found / Surrendered Animals

If you find a lost animal or need to surrender your own animal, please take it directly to the County of Riverside Animal Shelter in San Jacinto, located at:
581 S. Grand Ave.
San Jacinto, CA 92582

If you have any questions, please contact the shelter at 951-358-7387.

Local Animal Shelter

Shelter services are provided by the County of Riverside Animal Shelter (RCDAS). Any stray animal that are picked up by animal control is taken to the County Shelter. The City of Menifee has contracted with RCDAS to provide 500 free spray/neuter services to low income residents of Menifee. To inquire about these services, please contact RCDAS at (951) 358-7387 for more information, as services are limited on a first come, first serve basis pending income requirements. 

Menifee Spay/Neuter Voucher Program

Riverside County Animal Sheltering Statistics

Animal Adoptions

To adopt a new pet you can contact

Menifee Municipal Code Ordinance related to Animal Services

Barking Dogs

The City of Menifee adopted Ordinance 2018-252 regarding noisy animals. The ordinance provides specific information regarding the process. Please refer to the Animal Friends of the Valleys website for more information on controlling barking of your dog.

Guidelines for Discouraging Neighborhood Coyotes

Coyote Hazing: Guidelines for Discouraging Neighborhood Coyotes

Generally, coyotes are reclusive animals who avoid human contact. Coyotes who have adapted to urban and suburban environments, however, may realize there are few real threats and may approach people or feel safe visiting yards even when people are present. These coyotes have become habituated (lost their fear of humans), probably owing to the bounty of food that they have become accustomed to feeding upon in your neighborhood. These bold coyotes should not be tolerated or enticed but instead given the clear message that they should not be so brazen.