HOW DO I?
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 November 15, 2016. Last modified on May 13, 2020
Did you know?
- Less than 2% of cats and owners will be reunited through our facility - this is true for other animal shelters as well. However, left in place, almost 66% of cats lost from home are found by waiting for the cat to return on their own.
- Feral or un-socialized outdoor cats cannot be safely adopted, but will endure increased stress and suffering while held at an animal shelter, in unfamiliar surroundings that they find frightening, with no hope of adoption.
- Removing feral or free-roaming un-owned cats does not get rid of the cats, because removing one animal increases the resources available and actually encourages new cats to move into the area or allows them to be more successful at reproducing.
What does this mean?
Bringing cats to the shelter IS NOT the best option for either the cat or members of the community.
- If it is healthy and appears to be thriving, leave the cat where it was found.
- Put up fliers in the area, and report the animal to the local shelter.
- Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) feral or un-owned cats in your neighborhood
- If cats are a nuisance, we recommend using yard deterrents AFTER they've been spayed/neutered. Most nuisance issues go away when the cats are no longer reproductive.
What to expect from Monterey County Animal Services…
- Only injured or sick STRAY and feral cats in need of emergency treatment will be admitted.
- Healthy feral cats that have an ear tip will be referred back to their community for release or released by MCAS volunteers.
- Information on clinics and organizations for spay/neuter and trap-neuter-release information.
- Information on cat deterrents and how to deal with nuisance cats. (Call us to see if we have any to give!)
- Healthy cats that do come in and can be released safely into their community, will go through our SNR program. Cats will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, ear tipped and then released back to their community.
Trap Neuter Return General Information
Alley Cat Allies (Information Only)
The Cat Resource Center (Information Only)
Low Cost Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Programs (Update pending!)
SPCA of Monterey County
- Sprinkle fresh citrus peels
- Plant or spread rue
Install Outdoor Cat Repellents
- CatStop Outdoor Cat Repellent
- Contech CatStop Ultrasonic Outdoor Cat Repellent