Nuisance & Cruelty Complaints
Dogs bark for various reasons, from protecting their territory to boredom. Unfortunately there is no immediate solution to remedy excessive dog barking, however the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society understands that excessive barking can affect the quality of life for every resident in the surrounding neighborhood.
Formal Nuisance and Barking dog complaints for the Cities of San Gabriel and Temple City must be processed in the front office at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. It is a multi-step process, but is usually resolved within the first step with proper education and communication with the dog's owner.
After the first two initial steps, if the owner of the dog that the complaint is against does not comply with the notice to abate, a hearing date is set and must have signatures from the individual filing as well as 2 other neighbors.
Please call the front office at (626) 286-1159 to ask about completing a public nuisance complaint.
Did you know?
That under California State Animal Law...
A dog must have
Access to adequate shelter such as a dog house or live inside the home
A dog cannot
Be tethered to a stationary object for excessive periods of time
Be left outside in the rain without access to sheltering
Any animal cannot
Be permitted to go without veterinary care if they’re sick or injured
Be physically abused or tortured
Be left unattended in a motor vehicle under conditions that may endanger their health or well-being
Be confined in an enclosed area without being provided an adequate exercise area
Be denied access to adequate shelter, food and water
Live in filthy, unsanitary conditions
Please report any suspected violation immediately for our Animal Control Officers to investigate.