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  • Monterey County Animal Services seeks information on injured husky in North County

    On August 3rd, Monterey County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an injured dog in a culvert in unincorporated Salinas. The dog, a male husky mix about 1 year old, appeared to be attached to a chain. Later it was discoverd a carabiner type clip was actually clipped through the dog's skin.

    8/14/2019 1:55:12 PM

  • Recall Natural Pig Ears

    The Lennox Intl has issued a recall for Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.




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Published on February 21, 2017. Last modified on June 01, 2018

Beautiful photo of Salinas Valley
A cat and a dog snuggling
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Work For Us

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About Us

The Animal Services Division protects, promotes and enhances the health, safety and quality of life for companion animals and other abandoned animals, as well as for the people of Monterey County.

Programs and Services

Animal Services is a division of the Monterey Environmental Health Bureau. We serve the unincorporated areas of Monterey County and contracting cities. Our division consists of 3 program areas: Licensing, Field Services, & Shelter Services.

Our Shelter

Animal Services houses about 4,500 animals annually. These animals, mostly dogs and cats, have been brought in from the unincorporated areas of Monterey County, Carmel, Greenfield, Del Rey Oaks, CSUMB, Camp Roberts, Ft. Hunter Liggett, or from the state parks.

Our Services


Licensing & Renewals

Shelter Services:

Animals Sheltering, Rabies Quarantine,  Scan for Microchip, Public Education, Adoptions/Adoption Counseling, Animal Redemption by Owner.

Field services:

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.

Contact Us

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

Animal Viewing/Adoptions
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850
Hours: Tue – Sat 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Intake/Incoming Animals:
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

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

Shelter is closed to the public on Sunday & Monday

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