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In response to The Humane Farming Association’s press release dated December 4, 2018, where it is alleged that Monterey County Animal Services had “full knowledge of animal dumping on the Salinas River.”
Monterey County Animal Services acknowledges that in November of 2016, a call was received regarding “multiple bodies dumped” in the riverbed near the Elm Street bridge in Greenfield. An officer was dispatched to discuss the situation with the reporting party. The next day, a body was delivered to the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center for a necropsy. The necropsy, while suspicious, did not provide any definitive information to conclude it represented an animal cruelty case, or to lead to any suspects. Since that time, there have been zero reports or tips provided to this agency in regards to deceased animals, of any kind, being found at this location – or with regard to suspected animal cruelty at this location.
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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
Address: 144 Hitchcock Rd, (831) 758-7285
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Receives animals found within Salinas city areas of limits SPCA
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
Address: 3040 Lake Drive, Marina
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
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
To have your animal rescue group added to this list, please contact us.
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
Their mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast.
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.
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.
A local non-profit dedicated to finding good homes for local shelter animals in need.
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 is a 501(C)(3) non-profit dedicated to finding good homes for local shelter animals in need.