ANIMAL CARE FACILITY (Operated by PAWS of Coronado)
The Coronado Animal Care Facility, operated by PAWS of Coronado, is located at 1395 First Street. The hours of operation are between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7 days a week. The Animal Care Facility is closed on holidays. You can always contact us during business hours at (619) 522-7371 and after hours through the Coronado Police Department Communications Center at (619) 522-7350.
The Animal Care Facility provides shelter and care for impounded, stray and relinquished animals, lost and found assistance, licensing and microchipping. If you have lost a pet, contact the Coronado Animal Care Facility to look for your pet. Animals wearing an ID or license will often lose their tags. If the Coronado Animal Care Facility does not have your pet, you can fill out a lost or found report or leave a flyer. We encourage all owners to check the shelter at least every three days while their pet is missing. Bring a leash with you and any proof of ownership you may have.
Animals available for adoption in the Coronado Animal Care Facility are adopted through PAWS of Coronado (A private non-profit group). You can visit our facility during business hours to view animals available for adoption. You can also visit the PAWS of Coronado website at www.pawsofcoronado.org or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 435-8247 for all adoption procedures and requirements.
ANIMAL SERVICES (Police Field Services)
Coronado Animal Services, managed by the Coronado Police Department, provides stray and nuisance animal pick-up, assistance for injured and sick stray animals, control of biting, vicious or threatening animals, barking dog complaints, animal cruelty, fighting animals, animals in hot cars, and lost and found assistance.
SPAY AND NEUTER
Don't forget that spaying or neutering your pet is extremely important!
Coronado Animal Services encourages owners to spay and neuter their pets. There is a serious pet overpopulation problem occurring right now in San Diego County causing many unwanted pets to be euthanized (put to sleep) each year. By spaying or neutering your pet before it has offspring, you can be a part of the solution to this problem. Call your veterinarian today or call us for a referral to a local veterinarian participating in a low-cost program.
Spaying or neutering is good for your pet. Altering your animal reduces the incidence of a number of health problems that can be difficult or expensive to treat and lets him/her live a longer, healthier life. In addition, spaying or neutering your pet makes him/her a better, more affectionate companion. Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems (such as running away, displaying nervous behavior, or incessant crying) than those pets who have been spayed or neutered. Check with your local veterinarian for spay and neutering services.