Animal Control & Licenses

Important Notice - Canine Distemper Vaccination


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed that a raccoon from the Temple City area tested positive for the canine distemper virus. Canine distemper is a contagious and serious viral illness that is carried by dogs as well as coyotes, skunks, raccoons, and certain other species of wildlife.  There is no cure for canine distemper, and it is often fatal. Puppies and older dogs are especially vulnerable to the virus.

Fortunately, dogs can be protected against canine distemper with a simple vaccination. While rabies is the only required vaccination to license your dog in Temple City, canine distemper and other vaccinations are important for your dog’s health. Please discuss the distemper vaccination with your veterinarian, or visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society’s low cost vaccination clinic from 2-4 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Additional information about canine distemper is available on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health web site.

Dog Licenses


All dogs in Temple City must be licensed. More information >

Stray & Deceased Animals


To report a stray, injured, or deceased animal, please call (626) 285-7187 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

After 6 p.m. on weekdays or any time on weekends or holidays, please contact the Sheriff's Department Temple Station at (626) 285-7171.

Animal control and shelter services in Temple City are provided by the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society under contract with the City.


Trapping Wild & Feral Animals


Residents wishing to trap feral cats and other wild, stray, or feral animals on their property must first obtain a permit from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society and must follow the trapping guidelines. Trapped animals will not be picked up without a trapping permit. Persons trapping animals without a permit may be cited.

Coyote Safety


Coyote sightings in urban areas such as Temple City are normal, but there are steps you can take to reduce your interaction with coyotes and to protect yourself, your family, and your pets. More information >