Animal Care and Control Services

The City of Maywood is serviced by the County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control for all animal control needs.

Contact Number: (562)940-6898 (Please follow instructions when prompted) 

Office Location: 11258 Garfield Ave., Downey, CA 90242 

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is one of the largest and most progressive animal control agencies in the United States.  Our seven animal care centers serve unincorporated Los Angeles County and 47 contract cities with a combined total population of over 3 million residents.  We cover more than 3,400 square miles of cities, deserts, beaches, and mountains; from the Antelope Valley in the north to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the south, as far east as the border of San Bernardino County, and west to Thousand Oaks.  We provide animal control and rescue services in our service areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our animal care centers offer a wide variety of potential pets for you to choose. Most of our animals are either strays or pets turned in by owners who are no longer able to keep them.  The many benefits of adopting from a County Animal Care Center include low‑cost spaying/neutering, a free veterinary checkup, the peace of mind knowing that your new pet has received its initial vaccinations against contagious diseases, and the satisfaction of having saved the life of a shelter animal.

Besides patrolling busy streets, back roads, beaches, and canyons for lost, injured, and abandoned animals, our animal control officers also conduct humane investigations when animal cruelty is suspected, provide emergency rescues during natural disasters, enforce all State and local animal control laws, conduct animal licensing (canvassing) inspections; and inspect and license commercial animal facilities.

Please visit their website for information regarding adoptions, lost and found animals or many other services.


By order of the Chair of the Board of Supervisors for the County of Los Angeles, all County facilities will be closed to the public beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. This includes DACC’s seven animal care centers. DACC officers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service including dangerous dogs, sick or injured animals, police assistance, removal of dead animals, and animal cruelty investigations. You may contact the numbers below or via email to request service. Pet owners considering surrendering their pets should delay doing so, if possible. If this is not possible, please call your local animal care center for direction. DACC is not accepting healthy stray cats at this time.

People who find or lose a pet should download to reunite lost pets with  their families.

DACC is aware that the temporary closing of County facilities will disrupt normal adoption and pet redemption services. We are committed to ensuring that lost pets are quickly reunited with their families, and that homeless animals continue to have the opportunity for adoption. We are managing our animal population closely, and only animals that are irremediably suffering, dangerous, or unable to eat without assistance will be euthanized during this time


For the month of April Cat adoptions fees are only $16, trust and license fees not included. 

For the month of May 2021, adopt an adult cat or kitten in need of a home for only $4.00 at any LA County Animal Care Center 



WUD - February 2021.pdf 

WUD - March 2021.pdf 

City of Maywood

  Amnesty Program-Maywood.pdf 

ASPCA in partnership with the City of Maywood will be offering basic medical services FREE of charge for dogs and cats. 

These services will be by appointment only, TUESDAY- SATURDAY. 

To make an appointment, call 844-692-7722