Police Chief
Police Chief - Mike Aguilar
City Of Manteca

Animal Services Unit

​​The Animal Services Unit is responsible for protecting the health and safety of the citizens and their pets in the City of Manteca.

  Animal Services

We provide a variety of services to the citizens in the City of Manteca, including:


  • Transporting stray animals that were injured to emergency vets.
  • Answering calls concerning suspected abuse or cruelty to animals.
  • Responding to livestock issues within the City limits.
  • Helping citizens resolve nuisance problems, such as dogs barking excessively
  • Investigating dog and cat bite complaints.
  • Picking up stray animals.
  • Assisting other agencies such as the City of Lathrop, county agencies, rescue agencies, the police department, the fire department, and the California Highway Patrol.
  • Educating pet owners on the importance of spaying or neutering their dogs and cats.
  • House and shelter the animals that are taken in by the City of Lathrop Animal Services Division.
Most importantly, we keep lost pets safe and sound so that they can hopefully be reunited with their owner or adopted into a new family.
The Manteca Animal Shelter is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, closed holidays.
Note: The shelter may be temporarily closed during business hours for animal calls and pickups.