Public Health Department (PHD)

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About Us 


Our Mission:

To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment between humans and animals in Santa Barbara County.


Our Goals:

  • To protect the human and domestic animal population from rabies.
  • To protect the animal population from the dangers of the streets and the wild, and from other potential harm.


Our Objectives:

  • To assure that a minimum of 90% of Santa Barbara County's dog population has been vaccinated against rabies.
  • To protect the public's safety by enforcing animal codes and ordinances and animal quarantines.
  • To prevent and investigate the inhumane treatment of animals.
  • To educate and inform the public in the areas of animal codes, animal ordinances, and responsible pet ownership.
  • To implement and maintain an automated licensing program for dogs, and animal related businesses.
  • To respond to emergency service requests from the public or law enforcement as quickly as possible and no later than one hour after receiving the call.
  • To respond to routine service requests from the public within forty-eight hours.
  • To impound (domestic and wild) stray animals.
  • To provide services to the public to aid them in locating their lost animals.
  • To implement, maintain, and encourage an adoption program for impounded animals.
  • To provide, with veterinary supervision and/or assistance, medical attention for all impounded animals.
  • To manage unclaimed animals through adoption, sale, or humane euthanasia.

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Animal Services
Santa Barbara: 5473 Overpass Road, Goleta, CA 93117 • Telephone: (805) 681-5285   SBAHS on Facebook
Lompoc: 1501 West Central Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436 • Telephone: (805) 737-7755
 Santa Maria: 548 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455 • Telephone: (805) 934-6119