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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.
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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
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.**