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Keep the holidays happy and safe for your pets
The holidays are in full swing. Holidays bring special cards, gifts decorated with ribbons, tinsel or yarn, and special decorations like Christmas trees. Unfortunately, animals appreciate these items, as well -- and many of them can cause serious damage.
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160 Hitchcock Road
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850
Hours: Tue – Sat 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Phone Number:(831) 769-8850
Hours: Tues – Sat 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone Number:(831) 769-8845
Hours: Tue – Sat 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone Number: (831) 769-8856
Hours: Mon – Sat 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Upcoming Holiday Hours
Monterey County Animal Services will be closed on the following days:
Veteran's Day - NOV 10th
Thanksgiving Holiday - NOV 23rd - 25th
Christmas Day - December 25th
New Year's Day - JAN 1st
Adoption Fees & FAQs
Adoption Fees vary by pet type and includes the following: Adoption Fee, Spay/Neuter Surgery, 1st Vaccine Series, Free Micro-chipping, 1-Year License (for dogs), and a carrier (For cats only). From time to time, reduced fees are available. Check back often or follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date!
- Dog: $145.00 each
- Cat: $80.00 each
- Rabbit: $40.00 each
- Hoofed: livestock $50.00 each
Not sure if you are ready to adopt? Take a look at this FAQ page which offers some good points to consider before adopting.
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Other local Shelters and rescue groups
Monterey County has a large variety of animal rescue groups in the Area in addition to Monterey County Animal Services. Consider adopting or fostering from one of them before buying a pet from a pet store. Below you will find a brief listing of some of the local groups.
Salinas Animal Services (SAS) is a division of the City of Salinas' Police Department (link is external). We provide animal control, animal sheltering, and licensing services for the City of Salinas.
The SPCA’s doors are open to all animals in need from dogs and cats to horses, wildlife, exotics, and more. They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, aid domestic animals in distress, and so much more.
Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Pacific Grove, California. We are dedicated to finding good permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals and ending the pet overpopulation crisis through focused spay/neuter programs
Their mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast.
Rescue Rabbits Rock is based in Monterey County, California and was founded in 2008. They are volunteers for the AFRP Rabbit Rescue (a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization), The Salinas City Shelter, The Monterey County Shelter and the local SPCA. They are here to assist you in adopting, fostering, surrendering, bonding, and housing of House Rabbits.
Click this link to see a list of other local agencies that offer support.
** This list for informational purposes only.The County does not endorse nor support any of the listed groups. To have your animal rescue group added to this list, please contact us.**