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Skunk in Corral de Tierra area tests positive for rabies
A skunk found on June 29th in the Corral de Tierra area of the County, off San Benancio, has tested positive for the rabies virus. Animal Services has investigated the incident and determined that while there was exposure to owned pets, there was no human exposure.
Pet Tidbits: Summer Safety
Warm weather is here —it is time for fun, sun, and spending time outdoors with pets. But dangers lurk outside as well. Whether taking a walk, a drive or just hanging out in the backyard, there are extra precautions that people can take to keep their four-legged family members happy and safe.
Monterey County Health Officer Rescinds Short-Term Lodging Order
In light of release of new State guidance for Hotels, Lodging & Short-Term Rentals for tourism % individual travel & approval by the County Health Officer for short-term rentals to reopen following the new State guidance, the County Health Officer Short-Term Lodging Order is no longer necessary
6/11/2020 4:30:00 PM
Published on February 15, 2017. Last modified on June 01, 2020
Animal Services provides the following core services to the unincorporated areas of the County of Monterey. Contracting cities of Greenfield, Carmel, CSUMB have their own field services but bring animals that need sheltering to the shelter on Hitchcock Road in Salinas.
Animal Control Officers (ACOs) provide field services that include: animal bite investigation/quarantine, animal related nuisance complaints, injured/aggressive animal pick up, stray/loose dog pick up and other related state and local animal law enforcement. Animal Sheltering
Animals that need sheltering are brought to Animal Services at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas. They are scanned for a microchip, vaccinated, photographed and held for a minimum of 3 business days in hopes their owner comes for them Licensing
Mandatory for dogs and voluntary for cats over 4 months of age. For more information on Licensing costs & requirements, visit this page.