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Q:What does Lathrop Animal Services Do?

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The Lathrop Animal Services Department is responsible for the welfare of all animals both domestic and wild in Lathrop. The Department is responsible for protecting the health and safety of animals and people in the community. The Department provides temporary housing for impounded, stray, quarantined, protective custody, and surrendered animals. The Department also runs an adoption program and manages the rabies control program for the City by licensing dogs and quarantining and tracking biting animals. Lathrop Animal Services also picks up stray, injured, aggressive and dead animals and enforces City and State laws and regulations related to animals. It educates the community about the proper care of animals through community outreach and education. Our office is located at Lathrop City Hall. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Field services are available Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays, 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m.; we are closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. The City of Lathrop does not have its own shelter, but contracts with the City of Manteca for shelter space. All Lathrop Animals are taken to the Manteca Animal Services shelter at 208 E. Wetmore Street, Manteca. If you would like more information, please call Lathrop Animal Services at (209) 941-7240.

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