BHS Holiday Closures

The Butte Humane Society's Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. We will resume regular office hours on Monday, December 1st.
Our Cat & Dog Adoption Centers will closed during Thanksgiving - but will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  We have dozens of adorable furry friends looking for their forever home!  Come and take a look!


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City of Chico Animal Services

The City of Chico Animal Services takes animals found or surrendered within the Chico city limits. Healthy stray cats are not accepted by City of Chico Animal Services.

Animals found outside of the City of Chico limits need to be brought to or picked up by Northwest SPCA in Oroville - the County Shelter.

City of Chico Animal Services              

City of Chico Animal Control

Services provided:

  • Drop off a stray animal
    (not accepting healthy stray cats)
  • Surrender a pet
  • Quarantines
  • Report a dog bite
Services provided:

  • Pick up of stray animals
  • Transport of trapped animals
  • Enforcement of animal-related laws
  • Complaints or disputes

Location Information
Both the City of Chico Animal Services and Chico Animal Control are located at 2579 Fair Street in Chico.


Butte County Animal Control provides field services for unincorporated areas of the county, as well as the City of Oroville and the Town of Paradise.

  • Butte County Animal Control (Chico Area): 530-891-2907
  • Butte County Animal Control (Oroville): 530-538-7409
  • Butte County Animal Control (Paradise): 530-872-6275

If you are reporting animal neglect or cruelty in a location other than Chico, please contact your local animal control. If you have a stray or unwanted pet, please take animals to the local shelter in your jurisdiction. Click here for a list of Animal Control administrators and shelters in Northern California.

Wildlife: To report stray or injured wildlife, please call California Fish & Game at 1-888-334-2258.

Farm Animals / Livestock: Contact Farm Sanctuary in Orland at 530-865-4617.