Even ten minutes could be too long for a pet left in the car on a hot day. By then, the temperature inside a car could reach 140 degrees or more! That's hot enough to cause a dog to suffer heat stroke. Within moments, your dog could sustain permanent brain damage. If emergency care is not given, your pet could die. The short stop you plan to make at the store could stretch to 15 minutes or more before you know it. Your mistake could cost your dog his life. Leaving the windows cracked won't cool the car enough to protect your pet! Of course you dog would like to go with you everywhere, but when the weather turns warm, better park your pet at home!
It is the mission of Contra Costa Animal Services to protect the public and animals in our community, and to prevent cruelty, abuse, and neglect of animals in Contra Costa County by effectively and efficiently enforcing all state, county and city animal laws.
We will shelter homeless, abandoned, and lost animals, providing quality care for every animal regardless of its temperament or condition; place animals in safe and caring homes; and provide information and resources to the public that enhances the quality of life of animals in our community.
We will provide high quality customer service, treating all individuals with respect, professional courtesy, and integrity.