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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.
12/4/2018 5:13:00 PM
Livestock Owners, Winter is Coming are You Prepared?
Monterey County Animal Services reminds livestock owners:
It’s time to prepare now for the winter months! Check fencing on a regular basis to improve the safety of your housed animals. Keep trees and bushes trimmed around fence lines, unfavorable winter storms can wreak havoc on poorly made and maintained fences. Loose livestock is not only a hazard for them but to neighbors and bystanders as well.
Remember, you are responsible for the health and safety of your livestock and can be issued a citation by law enforcement for the violation of loose livestock on a road way.
Report sheep or any domestic livestock wandering public roads by calling:
Non-Emergency Monterey County Sherriff Dispatch: 831-769-8888
Non-Emergency CHP Dispatch: 831-796-2160
Monterey County Animal Services: 831-769-8850*
Emergency calls: 911
*Calls to Monterey County Animal Services will be referred to the proper law enforcement agency.