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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.

    7/29/2019

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Rooster Ordinance

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Published on November 15, 2016. Last modified on August 13, 2018

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Rooster Ordinance

Effective July 14, 2015, Monterey County Code Ordinance 5249 requires permitting for  Rooster Keeping Operations where 5 or more roosters are kept on any single property within the unincorporated areas of Monterey County.

The purpose of the Rooster Ordinance is to balance the legitimate interests of agricultural businesses and agricultural educational organizations with the prevention of rooster keeping that is unsanitary, environmentally damaging, inhumane, and conducive to illegal cockfighting.

No Rooster Keeping Operation can legally operate in the unincorporated areas of Monterey County without either a permit exemption or a permit.

current fees

  • Rooster Keeping Operations Permit -  $270.00 Each (2 hours, permit processing and inspection and document review)
  • Re-inspection/Complaint Investigation -  $135.00 hr/officer

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