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Local Rescue Groups Listing

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Published on February 21, 2017. Last modified on May 21, 2019

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local Shelters

Monterey County Animal Shelter
Monterey County Animal Services Website
Address: 160 Hitchcock Rd, (831) 769-8850
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Receives animals found within the unincorporated areas of Monterey County

Salinas Shelter
Salinas Website
Address: 144 Hitchcock Rd, (831) 758-7285
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Receives animals found within Salinas city areas of limits
SPCA Website
Address:1002 Highway 68, Monterey
(831) 373-2631, (831) 373-2631
Receives animals from the city of Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Gonzales, and Presidio of Monterey (Fort Ord) and also accepts owner-surrendered animals.
Marina Animal Shelter
Marina Website
Address: 3040 Lake Drive, Marina
(831) 384-2528
Holding facility Only. Marina contracts with the SPCA for sheltering services.
King City
King City Website
Address: 1010 Industrial Way, King City, CA 93930. Contracts with SPCA for sheltering services. They do not adopt animals from the shelter. The shelter is now a holding facility for lost pets that are waiting to be returned to their owners or transferred. (831) 386-5981
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Website
Address: Has shelters in Scotts Valley and Watsonville. Receives animals found within Santa Cruz County. (831) 454-7303
Soledad Website
Address: 311 Nestles Road, Soledad
(Los Coches Veterinarian)
(831) 678-2658. Soledad contacts with SPCA Receives animals found within Soledad city limits. You may also call the police departments non-emergency line at (831) 755-5111


Other Local rescue groups

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Group Description

Animal Friends Rescue Project

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

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Their mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast.

Rescue Rabbits Rock

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.

Friendly Farms

They are a foster home and sanctuary dedicated to assisting in the placement and protection of rabbits and guinea pigs at risk in our local animal shelters. Friendly Farms works with area shelters to promote adoptions spay and neuter programs and proper care for happy, healthy, life-long relationships with our animal companions.

AWAG (Animal Welfare Assistance Group)

A local non-profit dedicated to finding good homes for local shelter animals in need.

FoCAS(Friends of Community Animal Services)

Friends of Community Animal Service, formerly Friends of County Animal Services, has expanded its mission! FoCAS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose sole mission is to raise funds to adequately support the protection, shelter, and care of lost and abandoned animals throughout Monterey County.

Heading Home Animal Rescue

Heading Home Animal Rescue is a 501(C)(3) non-profit dedicated to finding good homes for local shelter animals in need.

Golden Oldies Cat Rescue

Golden Oldies Cat Rescue is a 501 (c)(3) non profit dedicated to finding good homes for cats 6 years and older in Monterey County.