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  • Jennie-O Turkey Recalls Raw Ground Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Reading Contamination

    Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales,has issued a recall for approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella. There is a concern that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.


  • 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.



Adoption FAQS



Thinking of Adopting a Pet?

Before you do, ask yourself the following questions to make sure you’re ready for the commitment.

General Questions

  • Are you able to have pets at your current residence?
  • Does anyone in the family have allergies?
  • Do your current pets, if any, get along with other animals
  • What happened to the last pet you had?
  • How long do you expect to keep this pet?
  • If you had to move, what would you do with this pet?
  • When you go on vacation, what will you do with this pet?

Girl with kittenInterested in Adopting a Cat?

  • Who will be responsible for caring for the cat, realistically
  • Where will the cat stay during the day?
  • When will the cat go outside?
  • Where will the cat be at night?
  • How will your keep the cat from scratching furniture?
  • How will your other cats adjust to a new addition to the family?

Interested in adopting a Dog?

  • Who will be responsible for caring for the dog, realistically?
  • Where will the dog stay during the day? Is someone home during the day?
  • Where will the dog sleep at night?
  • Where will the dog be in bad weather?
  • If the dog is not house broken how will you train it?
  • Do you know how to crate train?
  • Do you plan to obedience train this dog?
  • If this dog develops behavior problems (chewing, etc.), what measures would you take?
  • If this puppy gets larger than expected, what would you do?
  • How will your other dogs adjust to a new addition to the family?

We have many outstanding animals available for adoption. If you are looking for a new friend, please come visit us!

Search For Pets (Adoptable and Lost & Found)

Total Adoption Prices – these are regular fees; check to see if any specials apply this month at your local shelter.

Dogs  -   $ 145  


Admin. Adoption Fee    
Spay/Neuter Surgery
1st Vaccine Series
Free Microchip now included

1-Year License (if applicable)   

Cats-   $ 80  


Admin. Adoption Fee    
Spay/Neuter Surgery
1st Vaccine Series
Free Microchip now included

Cat Carrier

Application Forms

For more information on any of these topics, please contact Animal Services staff at 831-769-8850

When You Want To Adopt
Monterey County Animal Services offers many of the wonderful animals it receives up for adoption.  An animal can be available for adoption once it has gone through the stray period unclaimed and appears to be in sound medical health and good temperament.

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