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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Animal Services Rescues Nearly 50 Dogs

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Turlock Police Animal Services Officers were made aware of a residence in Turlock that was over the legal limit of three dogs per household. Animal Services Officers made contact with the resident, who said the animals were believed to be strays found around Turlock and agreed to surrender the animals.

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Turlock Police Animal Services removed forty-nine dogs from the property. It is believed that the dogs increased in population from breeding. All the dogs have been examined, are being currently being treated, and none will be euthanized. The dogs have all been scanned for microchips, however, none were previously microchipped.

Animal Services is currently holding all the dogs until May 18, 2021, to give anyone who lost their pet time to reclaim them if they are among this group. After May 18, 2021, a list of up to fifty people will be created of anyone interested in adopting a dog. On May 25, 2021, a drawing of the names on the list will take place; first drawn gets first pick.

The drawing will be featured live on the Turlock Police Animal Services Facebook page Any dogs not adopted will be released to animal rescues.

Beginning May 18, 2021, to place your name on the list for the adoption drawing, please contact Animal Services at (209) 656-3140 Monday-Saturday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

As a reminder, please spay or neuter your pets to help control the pet population. Low cost spay and neuter program information can be found of the Animal Shelter’s website, In addition, please microchip your pets just in case they get lost or run away, so that they can be safely returned home. Animal Services will microchip your pet by appointment. Please call (209) 656-3140, Monday-Saturday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Crime and Community Analyst Deandra Wiley.

Sergeant Michael Parmley
Office of Professional Standards
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 668-7345
Email –

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