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COUNTY OF MONTEREY

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Nationally Accredited for Providing Quality Health Services

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  • Las Palmas area bat tests positive for rabies virus

    On October 15th, 2018, a bat found in the Las Palmas area of unincorporated Monterey County tested positive for the rabies virus. While there was exposure to an owned pet, Monterey County Animal Services investigated and determined that there was no human exposure in this case and is issuing this positive test information as a reminder to pet and livestock owners.

    10/18/2018 1:30:00 PM

  • Kitten Season Special

    Monterey County Animal Services is bursting at the seams with kittens and cats. To help find them forever homes adoption fees have been reduced to $50 which includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and microchip) If you want two the deal is even better! Two cats for $80.

    9/28/2018

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About Us

The Animal Services Division protects, promotes and enhances the health, safety and quality of life for companion animals and other abandoned animals, as well as for the people of Monterey County.

Programs and Services

Animal Services is a division of the Monterey Environmental Health Bureau. We serve the unincorporated areas of Monterey County and contracting cities. Our division consists of 3 program areas: Licensing, Field Services, & Shelter Services.

Our Shelter

Animal Services houses about 4,500 animals annually. These animals, mostly dogs and cats, have been brought in from the unincorporated areas of Monterey County, Carmel, Greenfield, Del Rey Oaks, CSUMB, Camp Roberts, Ft. Hunter Liggett, or from the state parks.

Our Services

LABLicensing:

Licensing & Renewals

Shelter Services:

Animals Sheltering, Rabies Quarantine,  Scan for Microchip, Public Education, Adoptions/Adoption Counseling, Animal Redemption by Owner.

Field services:

Enforcement of Animal Regulations, Rabies Control, Animal Complaint Investigation, Mediation & Resolution, Licensing and, Public Education.

Education:

Responsible Pet Ownership Training, Animal Behavior Training, Volunteer Program, and Presentations to schools, service organizations, etc.

Contact Us

Address:
160 Hitchcock Road
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850

Animal Viewing/Adoptions
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850
Hours: Tue – Sat 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Intake/Incoming Animals:
Phone Number:(831) 769-8850
Hours: Tues – Sat 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Licensing
Phone Number:(831) 769-8845
Hours: Tue – Sat 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Field Services/Dispatch:
Phone Number: (831) 769-8856
Hours: Mon – Sat 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Shelter is closed to the public on Sunday & Monday

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