San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

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Humane Officers' Field Service Work

Animal complaints for the cities of Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Poway and San Marcos are handled by Humane Officers of San Diego Humane Society. We respond to calls regarding:

  • Loose animals.
  • Injured animals.
  • Captured domestic animals in the jurisdictions of Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Poway, and San Marcos.
  • Neglected animals.
  • Animal bites.
  • Rescuing animals during disasters.

Oceanside and Vista residents call 760.757.4357, or visit our Oceanside Campus to fill out an incident report. Escondido, San Marcos, and Poway residents call 760.888.2275, or visit our Escondido Campus to fill out an incident report.

Residents outside these cities, please contact your local Animal Control.


To notify us of sick or injured wildlife, or for wildlife removal, please contact Project Wildlife, a program of San Diego Humane Society, at 619.225.9453 or visit

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