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News

  • Amendment No. 8 to the Unified Franchise Agreement Approved

    Amendment No. 8 to the Unified Franchise Agreement (Agreement No. A-11631) between the County of Monterey and USA Waste of California, Inc., dba Carmel Marina Corporation, for the Exclusive Collection of Solid Waste and Recyclables in Unincorporated Monterey County has been approved.

    11/20/2018 2:56:00 PM

  • 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.

    11/16/2018

  • 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

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Lost and Found Pets

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The following are tips for locating your cat or dog if the unthinkable happens:

  1. Search by car and on foot.
  2. Start searching immediately and don’t give up easily! Animals are found weeks, even months after they’re lost.
  3. Search small obscure spots in and around your home, even spaces you think are too small.
  4. Comb at least a 20-block area around your home.
  5. While searching, call out your pets name loudly and often. Shake a food or treat jar as you call out if that’s how you call them.
  6. Contact all animal shelters, animal control agencies, and veterinarians in your area immediately!
  7. File a lost report with every animal shelter within a 50-mile radius, as animals can wander far. All stray animals (those with no ID or know owner) are only held for a certain number business days. Make sure you check them regularly because only you can ID your pet!
  8. See below for list of Monterey County shelters
  9. Search Lost and Found Pets
  10. Advertise in local papers and check lost/found ads.
  11. Ask the “eyes and ears” of your neighborhood – mail carriers, deliver people, and children.
  12. Display a poster with a photo of your pet, offer a reward but don’t state the amount.
  13. Hang posters EVERYWHERE throughout a 20-block radius.
  14. DON’T GIVE UP!

Did You Find A Lost Pet?

The following are tips for finding a lost pet’s home:

  1. Look around for an owner that may be nearby. Ask people around you for any information.
  2. Make signs in the area in which you found the lost pet. Include local businesses; the more visible places the better. An owner may be in the area.
  3. Call your local animal shelters to file a found report (see Related Articles below). The owner may be looking there and if the shelter is aware that someone has found a lost pet, the owner can be directed in the right place.
  4. Check the lost pet ads in your local newspapers.

Monterey County Animal Shelters

Monterey County Animal Services receives cats and dogs from unincorporated Monterey County and the cities of Carmel, Greenfield, and Sand City.  Below is a list of local area shelters, in addition to Monterey County Animal Services, that house stray animals:

City of Salinas Animal Shelter
www.ci.salinas.ca.us/services/animalservices
144 Hitchcock Road, Salinas
(831) 758-7285 
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Receives animals found within Salinas city areas of limits.

SPCA of Monterey County
www.spcamc.org 
1002 Highway 68, Monterey
(831) 373-2631 (831) 373-2631 
Hours:

  • Incoming Animals – Daily, including Holidays, 8AM - 5PM
  • Adoptions – Mon-Fri 11 AM to 5 PM and Sat-Sun 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Administration – Mon-Fri   8 AM to 5 PM 

Receives animals from the city of Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Gonzales, and Presidio of Monterey (Fort Ord) and also accepts owner-surrendered animals.

City of Marina Animal Services
www.ci.marina.ca.us/
3040 Lake Drive, Marina
(831) 384-2528
Call for Hours

Receives animals found within Marina city limits.

King City
890 South 1st Street, King City
(King City Veterinary Hospital)

(831) 385-4878   Call for Hours

Receives animals found within King City limits.

Santa Cruz Animal Services Authority
www.scanimalshelter.org 
(831) 454-7303

Has shelters in Scotts Valley and Watsonville. Receives animals found within Santa Cruz County.

Soledad
 311 Nestles Road, Soledad 
(Los Coches Animal Hospital)

(831) 678-2658

Receives animals found within Soledad city limits.