LOMPOC, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Animal Services announced it is temporarily closing one of its facilities.
The Lompoc animal care facility will be closed until January 2021.
During this time staff members will have a chance to explore new ways to deliver services to the Lompoc area.
“We are working with industry experts to utilize new tools and community-based approaches and reinvent how we address pet homelessness in Santa Barbara County," said Animal Services Director Angela Yates. "We are sensitive to potential service gaps, but are looking forward to bringing more services into the community rather than the community coming to the shelter. Our partnerships with C.A.R.E.4Paws and CAPA are creating new possibilities for how we take care of animals and the people who love them."
While the Lompoc shelter is temporarily closed, however, field services will continue as usual and an Animal Control Officer is assigned to the Lompoc area daily. The full range of services are also being provided from the Santa Maria Animal Center.
For more information and to make an appointment, visit care4paws.org or call 805-968-CARE (2273).
The shelters in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara will remain open.