Official site of the Hawthorne Police Department

Chief Robert Fager

Animal Control



  • Cruelty investigations, humane education, rabies control, dangerous and nuisance animal complaints, sick/injured animal rescue, deceased animal pick-up, stray animal impound, barking dog investigations, and licensing.
  • Animal Control Officers also collect all fees due the City for animal licensing, impound fees, services rendered, etc.


  • (310) 675-4444:  Emergency callout for injured animals, attacking animals, vicious animals, animals running loose, or dead animal pickup.
  • (310) 349-2948:  Non-emergency Animal Control issues such as barking dog complaints, crowing roosters, basic inquiries, or general information.  24/7 message line.
  • (310) 349-2952:  Dog Licensing
  • Email: hawpets@hawthorneCA.gov
  • The office is located at the Hawthorne City Hall:  4455 W. 126th Street, Hawthorne, CA  90250

Barking Dog Abatement Instructions/Forms and Pet License Application/Renewal

Renew an existing Pet License by clicking on the following link:



Los Angeles County Animal Control Shelter 

216 W. Victoria
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 523-9566


Hours of Operation for L.A. County Animal Shelter

  • Monday through Thursday:  12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday through Sunday:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.