Animal Control

Animal control services in the city are handled by the City of Newman Police Department. Any animal control calls during the day should go through the Newman Police Department office at (209) 862-2902. The on-duty clerk will call the animal control officer for you. After hour calls should be made to
(209) 847-2231.

Beginning January 1, 2009 the City of Newman Police Department assumed responsibility for all animal control related issues. Prior to this date the City of Newman contracted this service to Stanislaus County. By performing
this service locally the community will regain local control and be able to contain costs. We are confident the service delivery will improve for our residents.

 What does this mean to you?

  • For animal emergencies continue to call 9-1-1
  • For all non-emergency animal issues please call (209) 847-2231 or 862-2902
  • All animal licensing will now occur at the Newman Police Department
  • Animal licenses are required to be renewed annually at the Newman Police Department
  • A license for an altered dog is $12.00 per year and a license for an unaltered dog is $150.00 per year
  • Existing Stanislaus County animal licenses will be valid until they expire
  • Animals can be reclaimed by coming to the Newman Police Department during business hours
  • Animals will be sheltered at the Newman Animal Shelter

Click here for photos of Newman pets currently being housed at the Newman Animal Shelter.