Downey Animal Care Center

Note:  The Downey Animal Care Center does not provide service to the City of Downey. SEACCA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority) provides service to this area.

The Downey Animal Care Center proudly serves the Cities/Communities of: Alhambra, Artesia, Bell, Cerritos (unincorporated), City Terrace (unincorporated), Cudahy, Compton (City and unincorporated area), Commerce (limited services), East Los Angeles 90022, 90023, and 90063 (unincorporated area), Florence/Firestone (unincorporated), Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights (City and unincorporated area) , La Mirada, Los Angeles 90001, 90002, & 90032 (unincorporated), Maywood, Monterey Park, Walnut Park (unincorporated), and Whittier (City and unincorporated area)

Animal Care Center Manager:

Lt. Fred Agoopi, Acting Manager,


11258 South Garfield Avenue, Downey, CA 90242



Exit the Long Beach 710 freeway at Imperial.  The Animal Care Center is located on Garfield Avenue, one block south of Imperial, east of the Long Beach freeway.


Exit the 105 freeway at Garfield, head north on Garfield to the Animal Care Center

Hours of Operation:  

Monday- Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule





New Year’s Day

Limited Operations

Veteran's Day

Regular Schedule

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (third Mon. in Jan.)

Limited Operations

Thanksgiving Day

Limited Operations

Presidents’ Day (third Mon. in Feb.)

Limited Operations

Day After Thanksgiving

Regular Schedule

Memorial Day

Limited Operations

Christmas Eve

Facilities Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Independence Day (4th of July)

Limited Operations

Christmas Day

Limited Operations

Labor Day

Limited Operations

New Year’s Eve

Facilities Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Columbus Day

Limited Operations

Other holidays

Regular Schedule


Limited Operations = There will be some staff available to return/process stray animals to owners and receive animals from the public only. 

Contact Us:

Downey Animal Care Center Dispatch: (562) 940-6898

Note:  All calls for our animal care centers are routed through our Communication Center/Dispatch for handling.

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