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Updated service reductions and program changes due to COVID-19 from Monterey County Animal Services and Salinas Animal Services.
Effective April 1st and until further notice, all animals found within the City limits of Salinas and Marina will be temporarily housed at Monterey County Animal Services located at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas, which is next door to the current Salinas Animal Shelter.
Actualización de reducción de servicios y cambios al programa de Animales del Condado de Monterey Servicios de Animales de Salinas debido a COVID-19.
A partir del 1 de abril y hasta nuevo aviso, todos los animales que se encuentren dentro de los límites de la cuidad de Salinas y Marina se mantendrán temporalmente en el lugar de Servicios de Animales del Condado de Monterey ubicado en 160 Hitchcock Road en Salinas, está al lado del Refugio de Anim
Published on February 21, 2017. Last modified on May 29, 2020
Monterey County and City of Salinas Animal shelters are located on Hitchcock Road in Salinas only a stone's throw away from each other. Discussions began 2015 about consolidating and in 2018, sharing of staff between City and County began. As of early 2020, there was a shared Administrator, Education/Volunteer Coordinator, Supervisor, Animal Care Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician and Veterinarian. The March 2020 COVID-19 crisis created a situation where animals counts were extremely low and it made sense to quickly consolidate staffing into one building. As of June 1, 2020, processes and procedures continue in the direction of further consolidation under one name, Hitchcock Road Animal Services.
Programs and Services
Core Services at HRAS include: Pet Licensing, Field Services, & Shelter Services. Other services include our spay/neuter clinic, volunteer and foster programs and a community cat program. HRAS is a partner of Finding Rover, Million Cat Challenge, Shelter Animal Count and the AdoptMe App.
Animal Services houses over 4,500 animals annually of combined Salinas and Monterey County animals. These animals, mostly dogs and cats, have been brought in from the unincorporated areas of Monterey County, Cities of Salinas, Marina, Carmel, Greenfield, Del Rey Oaks, and CSUMB.
Licensing & Renewals
Animals Sheltering, Rabies Quarantine, Scan for Microchip, Public Education, Adoptions/Adoption Counseling, Animal Redemption by Owner.
Enforcement of Animal Regulations, Rabies Control, Animal Complaint Investigation, Mediation & Resolution, Licensing and, Public Education.
Responsible Pet Ownership Training, Animal Behavior Training, Volunteer Program, and Presentations to schools, service organizations, etc.
160 Hitchcock Road
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850
Hours: Closed during COVID Crisis
Phone Number:(831) 769-8850
Hours: Appointment only, please call first
Licensing - Monterey County
Phone Number:(831) 769-8845
Mail or via phone only during COVID crisis
City of Salinas licensing
Field Services/Dispatch: Monterey County
Phone Number: (831) 769-8856
Hours: Mon – Sat 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City of Salinas: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Non-emergency Police Dispatch: (831) 758-7321