Animal Regulation

Haven Humane Society is an independent contractor for the City of Redding, administering an Animal Regulation Services contract since the 1980s.  The City of Redding has primary responsibility for Animal Regulation and provides Animal Regulation Services within the corporate city limits.

We also contract with the City of Anderson to provide animal regulation services within the city limits of Anderson.

Animal Regulation Officers respond to a wide variety of calls, including reports of stray animals, cruelty to animals, injured animals and nuisance complaints. Staff also respond to disaster incidents, helping with search and rescue of animals.  On July 27, 2018, we deployed to help find injured and stray animals caught in the Carr Fire, which burned over 200,000 acres, destroyed over 1,000 homes and took the lives of 7 people.  Haven Humane Society sheltered, cared for, and rescued over 900 animals in 10 days.  Two kittens that were rescued touched our hearts dearly and became celebrities on our Facebook page as people followed their recovery and sent them messages of love and hope.  One was Small Fry, the other was Vulcan.  See the story of Vulcan's rescue and recovery on You Tube by clicking here.

Small Fry when she arrived at Haven's clinic on July 27 and after 3 months of rehabilitation on September 28, 2018.
Small Fry and Vulcan were rehabilitated thanks to our Misty Lee Fund for medical care.  Please donate today to help more pets like these.

For more information about City of Redding or City of Anderson Animal Regulation services, please call (530) 241-2550.

For animal control issues in Shasta County outside of the Redding or Anderson city limits, call Shasta County Animal Regulations at (530) 245-6065. 


Redding Municipal Code, Title 7, is the guideline for the Animal Regulation requirement. Information regarding the Redding Municipal Code, Title 7, may be obtained at City of Redding Municipal Code.  To obtain information regarding animal licensing requirements for the City of Redding, select the City Clerk link under City Departments.  All information pertaining to animal requirements for the City of Redding will be shown under the Municipal Code, Title 7, Animal Regulation.