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Find your forever valentine on Hitchcock Road
Both animal shelters on Hitchcock Road are hoping to make some lifelong love matches by reducing adoption fees over the Valentine’s Day week. Starting Tuesday, February 11th through Saturday February 16th, adoption fees at both Hitchcock Road Animal Shelters will be reduced by 50% in hopes of helping find that forever valentine. All animals adopted will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated with dog licenses for appropriate jurisdictions. Potential adopters can view animals from 12-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday
In response to The Humane Farming Association’s press release dated December 4, 2018, where it is alleged that Monterey County Animal Services had “full knowledge of animal dumping on the Salinas River.”
Monterey County Animal Services acknowledges that in November of 2016, a call was received regarding “multiple bodies dumped” in the riverbed near the Elm Street bridge in Greenfield. An officer was dispatched to discuss the situation with the reporting party. The next day, a body was delivered to the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center for a necropsy. The necropsy, while suspicious, did not provide any definitive information to conclude it represented an animal cruelty case, or to lead to any suspects. Since that time, there have been zero reports or tips provided to this agency in regards to deceased animals, of any kind, being found at this location – or with regard to suspected animal cruelty at this location.
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The following are tips for locating your cat or dog if the unthinkable happens:
- Search by car and on foot.
- Start searching immediately and don’t give up easily! Animals are found weeks, even months after they’re lost.
- Search small obscure spots in and around your home, even spaces you think are too small.
- Comb at least a 20-block area around your home.
- While searching, call out your pets name loudly and often. Shake a food or treat jar as you call out if that’s how you call them.
- Contact all animal shelters, animal control agencies, and veterinarians in your area immediately!
- File a lost report with every animal shelter within a 50-mile radius, as animals can wander far. All stray animals (those with no ID or know owner) are only held for a certain number business days. Make sure you check them regularly because only you can ID your pet!
- See below for list of Monterey County shelters
- Search Lost and Found Pets
- Advertise in local papers and check lost/found ads.
- Ask the “eyes and ears” of your neighborhood – mail carriers, deliver people, and children.
- Display a poster with a photo of your pet, offer a reward but don’t state the amount.
- Hang posters EVERYWHERE throughout a 20-block radius.
- DON’T GIVE UP!
Did You Find A Lost Pet?
The following are tips for finding a lost pet’s home:
- Look around for an owner that may be nearby. Ask people around you for any information.
- Make signs in the area in which you found the lost pet. Include local businesses; the more visible places the better. An owner may be in the area.
- Call your local animal shelters to file a found report (see Related Articles below). The owner may be looking there and if the shelter is aware that someone has found a lost pet, the owner can be directed in the right place.
- Check the lost pet ads in your local newspapers.
Monterey County Animal Shelters
Monterey County Animal Services receives cats and dogs from unincorporated Monterey County and the cities of Carmel, Greenfield, and Sand City. Below is a list of local area shelters, in addition to Monterey County Animal Services, that house stray animals:
City of Salinas Animal Shelter
Receives animals found within Salinas city areas of limits.
SPCA of Monterey County
Receives animals from the city of Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Gonzales, and Presidio of Monterey (Fort Ord) and also accepts owner-surrendered animals.
City of Marina Animal Services
Receives animals found within Marina city limits.
890 South 1st Street, King City
(King City Veterinary Hospital)
(831) 385-4878 Call for Hours
Receives animals found within King City limits.
Santa Cruz Animal Services Authority
Has shelters in Scotts Valley and Watsonville. Receives animals found within Santa Cruz County.
311 Nestles Road, Soledad
(Los Coches Animal Hospital)
Receives animals found within Soledad city limits.