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  • Skunk in Corral de Tierra area tests positive for rabies

    A skunk found on June 29th in the Corral de Tierra area of the County, off San Benancio, has tested positive for the rabies virus. Animal Services has investigated the incident and determined that while there was exposure to owned pets, there was no human exposure.


  • Pet Tidbits: Summer Safety

    Warm weather is here —it is time for fun, sun, and spending time outdoors with pets. But dangers lurk outside as well. Whether taking a walk, a drive or just hanging out in the backyard, there are extra precautions that people can take to keep their four-legged family members happy and safe.




Monterey County and City of Salinas Animal Services are working together and under one shelter on Hitchcock Road.  All animals that would normally come in to each respective shelter are now being housed at the Monterey County Animal Shelter and are listed on this site.  As services continue to merge, this website will be updated.  

As of June 1, 2020, Dog licensing and Animal Control functions are still separate. Please see contact information below. Adoption, foster and owner redemptions will all be processed at the County shelter.  Our volunteer program is still on pause as we work out social distancing for all internal and external procedures.  Stay tuned!


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Shelter hours

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

Animal Viewing/Adoptions
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850 
Hours: Not available during COVID-19 crisis

Intake/Incoming Animals: 
Phone Number:(831) 769-8850 
Hours: Appointment only during COVID-19 crisis

Monterey County Licensing 
Phone Number:(831) 769-8845
No walk in customers during COVID-19 crisis

Salinas Licensing

Monterey County Field Services/Dispatch: 
Phone Number: (831) 769-8856
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

City of Salinas Animal Control:
Monday- Friday 8am-4pm
Non-emergency Police Dispatch: (831) 758-7321