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The mission of the No Kill Valley Central California Coalition is to use collaborative public and private partnerships to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs in the Central California Valley shelters and promote humane alternatives for community cats, ultimately attaining 100% safe placement of healthy and treatable pets.  

The No Kill Valley Coalition strongly believes in the difference in the meaning of the words “euthanasia” and “killing.” Here’s why: We believe that the only animals euthanized in shelters should be the ones for whom ending the animal’s life is a true mercy. No healthy or treatable animal should be killed in a shelter when alternatives exist to save them. Any healthy or otherwise treatable animal who has his/her life ended to make space for other animals, or for some other reason, such as treatable medical conditions or old age, should be considered to have been killed. 

Adopted from Best Friends Animal Society, our definition of euthanasia is defined purely as an act of mercy. This act should be reserved for situations when an animal is irremediably suffering and a veterinarian has determined that the animal has no chance of recovering an acceptable quality of life, or the animal’s behavior doesn’t allow him/her to be a candidate for rehabilitation. 

While there may be differences of opinion about the path to achieving no-kill communities, the ultimate goal for every animal lover, rescuer, advocate and shelter employee should be to see a day when no healthy or treatable animal is killed.


Spay and Neuter / Vaccinate ... click to set appointment

Why Spay and Neuter? 

By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your animals.

Here are some of the medical benefits:

  • Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
  • Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.

And behavioral benefits:

  • Your spayed female pet won't go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!
  • Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways escape from the house. Once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other male animals.
  • Your neutered male may be better behaved. Unneutered dogs and cats are more likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects after he’s neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by early neutering.

Spaying/neutering your pets is also highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is far less than the cost of having and caring for a litter.

Debunking Spay/Neuter Myths and Misconceptions

  • Spaying or neutering will not cause your pet to become overweight.Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor her food intake.
  • Neutering is not as a quick fix for all behavior problems. Although neutering your pet often reduces undesirable behaviors caused by a higher level of testosterone, there’s no guarantee that your dog’s behavior will change after he’s neutered. Although the surgery will reduce the amount of testosterone in your dog’s system, it won’t eliminate the hormone completely. Neutering will also not reduce behaviors that your pet has earned or that have become habitual. The effects of neutering are largely dependent on your dog’s individual personality, physiology and history.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

  • For dogs: While the traditional age for neutering is six to nine months, puppies as young as eight weeks old can be neutered as long as they’re healthy. Dogs can be neutered as adults as well, although there’s a slightly higher risk of post-operative complications in older dogs, dogs that are overweight or dogs that have health problems.
  • For cats: It is generally considered safe for kittens as young as eight weeks old to be spayed or neutered. In animal shelters, surgery is often performed at this time so that kittens can be sterilized prior to adoption. In an effort to avoid the start of urine spraying and eliminate the chance for pregnancy, it’s advisable to schedule the surgery before your own cat reaches five months of age. It’s possible to spay a female cat while she’s in heat.

Talk to your veterinarian to determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet. 


Microchip ... click to register your pet


Why Microchip Your Pet?

Registered microchips give lost pets the best chance of returning home.

The statistics indicate that missing pets rarely make it home:

• The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.

• One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.

A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, including 53 animal shelters across the U.S., confirmed the high rate of return of microchipped dogs and cats to their families, and the importance of microchip registration. From the study:

• Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).

• Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).

• Only 58 percent of the microchipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their pet parent’s contact information.

High-tech protection can prevent heartbreak.

Enter the pet microchip — a simple, elegant product of our high-tech age. No bigger than a grain of rice or more costly than a month’s supply of pet food, a pet microchip and enrollment in a pet recovery database brings lost pets home and provides peace of mind that your beloved companion will never wander unknown.

Veterinarians encourage microchipping.

And with good reason—microchipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, unique and permanent identification.

Six Steps to Checking your Chip:

1. Get your Pet Scanned

If you’re not sure about your pet’s history, first check to see if he or she is already microchipped. You can do this for free at a veterinary office, animal shelter and some pet stores. Call ahead to make sure the establishment can scan your pet using a universal scanner (one that reads all chip frequencies), so the chip isn’t missed.

2. Check the Chip 

If a chip is detected, copy down the number and look it up at to get contact info for the chip’s registry. Then go to that registry and look up your number. If all of your contact information is there and up to date, perfect! You’re done. But if there’s no information or if it’s inaccurate, don’t worry. No matter which company sold the chip, you can always register it for free at

3. No Chip?  Microchip!

If a chip is not detected, get your pet microchipped right then and there! Most veterinary offices and pet shelters will insert a microchip for a nominal fee. Make sure to get a copy of your pet’s microchip paperwork, which contains your pet’s unique microchip number. Think of this number like a social security number. Keep it in a safe place so you can find it again if you need it.  

4. Register… Today! 

Are you ready? This is the most important step! Register your pet’s microchip number as soon as possible at Registration is free for the life of your pet. Contrary to popular belief, a microchip is not a GPS device – it won’t tell you the location of your pet should he or she get lost. The chip has to correlate with information in a database to be useful. The database in this instance is a chip registry, where you will enter your contact information under your pet’s unique microchip number. This way, if your pet is lost without external ID, he can be scanned at a vet clinic or shelter and traced back to you as the guardian.

5. Don’t Forget to Update

Remember to update your contact information in the chip registry every time you move or change your phone number. This is why you should keep your pet’s microchip paperwork in a safe place you’ll remember. You’ll want to be found easily should someone scan your lost pet’s microchip and want to return him or her to you!

6. Don’t Forget to ID

Having your pet microchipped is just one step in keeping your pet safe if he or she is ever lost. The other equally important step is keeping an external ID on your pet at all times. If your pet escapes your care, the first place a Good Samaritan will look is on your pet’s collar. Make sure your pet’s tag is up to date with your current phone number. Make sure if you move, you update it right away. You don’t even have to get fancy with this. A fabric collar with your phone number written on it in permanent marker will do in a pinch.While microchipping is a great affordable tool that helps lost pets, it does require a little work and upkeep on the part of pet owners. Keeping your chip information up to date will ensure that if your furry BFF gets lost, they’ll have a better chance of being reunited with you. So, don’t forget to check your chip. Your pet would thank you for it if they could!

what to do if you find cats and kittens







Local Animal Control #s:

Dinuba Animal Control..................................591-5911

Exeter Animal Control...................................592-5262

Police Department..............................592-3103

Farmersville Animal Control .........................747-0321

Lindsay Animal Control (Police Dept) ..........562-2511

Porterville Animal Control (Police Dept) ......782-7400

Shelter ................................................562-5947

Tulare City Animal Control ...........................687-2288

Shelter / Licensing .............................685-5047

Tulare County Animal Services.....................636-4050

Tulare County Dog Licensing........................636-4055

Visalia Animal Care Center ...........................713-4700

Visalia Animal Control (VPD Dispatch) .......713-4957

Visalia Dog & Cat Licensing.........................713-4686

Woodlake Animal Control.............................564-3346





Kings County Animal Services: 

10909 Bonney view Lane, Hanford, CA 93230

Office: 559-852-2525

Dispatch for an Animal Problem – 559-584-9276

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM to 5PM/Kennels open at 10:30AM

All animals in the shelter can be seen on which is updated on every hour, automatically by our computer system.  

Lemoore City

657 Fox Dr, Lemoore, CA 93245

Lemoore Police Department


Hanford City

425 N Irwin St, Hanford, CA 93230

Hanford Police Department


Avenal Shelter:


1284 Hydril Road, Avenal, CA 93204


Hours:  Monday – Friday 1PM to 4PM

Corcoran City

1031 Chittenden Ave, Corcoran, CA 93212







Betty Cochran

Animal Control   Officer

City of Clovis

1233 Fifth Street

Clovis, CA 93612

Office (559) 324-2450

Office (559) 324-2451

Fax (559) 324-2881

COALINGA   (Updated 9/07/17)

Lt Scott Ingham

Animal Control   Officer

Chief Michael   Salvador

City of Coalinga PD

270 N. Sixth Street

Coalinga, CA 93210

Office (559) 935-1525

Fax (559) 935-1756


Ben Gallegos

Director of   Public Works

Cell (559)   694-6166

City of Firebaugh

1133 P Street

Firebaugh, CA 93622

Office (559) 659- 5905

City Hall (559) 659-2043

Fax (559) 659-3412

Salvador Raygoza

Chief of Police

City of Firebaugh

(559) 659-3051 

Rodolfo Tabares


Cell (559) 916-7812


Kyle Godfrey 

Animal Control

City of Kerman 

850 S. Madera Ave. 

Kerman, CA 93630

Office   (559) 846-6634

Fax   (559) 842-0362


Adam Castaneda

Community City of Kingsburg

1401 Draper Street

Kingsburg, CA 93631-2222

Office (559) 897-4418

24 hour # 559-897-2931

Fax (559) 897-2265


Cristian González

Director of   Public Works

City of Mendota  

Animal Control 

643 Quince 

Mendota, CA 93640

Cell (559)   860-8882

Office (559)   655-4298

Fax (559)   655-4064


Mario Irazoqui 

City of Sanger

Animal   Control 

1700   Seventh Street 

Sanger,   CA 93657

Office (559)   875-8522

Fax (559)   875-5391


Stan Bulla

City of San  Joaquin Public Works

P.O. Box 758 

San Joaquin, CA 93660

Office (559) 693-4311

Marisela Magana

City Hall

21900 W. Colorado   Ave.

San Joaquín,   CA 93660 

Office (559) 693-4311 Ext. 14

Big Sandy Rancheria

US Public Health   Service

Indian Health Service

Aaron McNeill

Office (916)   930-3927 ext. 356

FAX (916)   930-3954


David Weisser 

Director of   Public Works 

City of Fowler


128 S. Fifth Street

Fowler, CA 93625-2401

Office (559) 834-3113 x121

Fax (559) 834-0185 

Shelter Manager


Sandy Niswander

Sarah Chambless


Animal Control Vendor 

Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals   (CCSPCA)

Jesse Boyce, Rabies Control Officer


Cell (559) 994-6464

Office Dispatch (559) 233-7722


Animal Control

City of Huron  

P.O. Box 339 

Huron, CA 93234

Office (559) 945-2348

Fax (559) 945-6411

Noemi Hernandez

Animal  Control Officer

(559) 940-4439


Sgt. Javier Pena

Orange Cove   Police Department

550 Center St

Orange Cove, CA 93646

Office (559) 626-5106


Alfred Angulo

Public Works   Supervisor

559) 626-4488

(559) 626-4653 (Fax)

Shelter Manager

Friends Of   Orange Cove Animal Shelter (FOCAS)

Julie Wiggans

Cell (559) 799-6684 



8770 S. Mendocino Ave. 

Parlier, CA 93648

Office (559)   646-6600


Officer John   Urbano

City of Reedley   Police Department

Animal Control 

843 G Street 

Reedley, CA 93654

Office (559) 637-4250

Fax (559) 638-7218 


Lt. Christie Mooradian

Selma PD

1935 East Front Street 

Selma, CA 93662

Office (559) 891-2227

Fax (559) 896-8839 

Sandy Niswander

Sarah Chambless


County of Fresno

Animal Control Vender   

Fresno Humane  Animal Services (FHAS)

Teri Rockhold, Executive Director

Angyla Brumm, Animal Control Supervisor

Janie Partain, Records Supervisor

760 W. Nielsen Ave.

Fresno, CA 93706

Office Dispatch (559) 600-7387(PETS)

Fax (559)600-7765 

Fresno   County Department of Public Health  Environmental Health Division

Rabies   Animal Control Program 

Amy Dobrinin, Program Supervisor

Jacque Gleghorne

Rose Membrila, Rabies Program Clerical

1221 Fulton Street, Third Floor

Fresno, CA 93721

Office (559) 600-3357


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