• Image of two friendly girls having fun on playgroundmom and young son at park CDCSafe Summer Fun

    Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, learn ways to keep them safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.

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  • Happy young dates having picnic in the countryEating Outdoors, Handling Food Safely

    Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. But these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly.

    To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when eating outdoors is critical. Read on for simple food safety guidelines.


  • mix-breed-terrier-pet_GyComD__Summer Pet 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.

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  • rooster in correctly constructed shelterHarooster shelter 2ve Questions about the 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.  Learn more

  • Rabies

    Residents of Monterey County are reminded about the ongoing public health threat presented by rabid wildlife in our community.

    Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. It infects the central nervous system, causing encephalopathy and ultimately death.

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  • Hiccup and Faith invite you to visit them.

    If you are looking for new furever friend to fill an empty spot in your life, Hiccup and  Faith invite you to come down to the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas to meet them and the other animals.    Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  See the animals available for adoption now   

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Pet Food Recall

Nature’s Variety has issued a recall of their Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have... Read more →

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Test Confirms Monterey Cat Died from Bat Rabies

Monterey County Health Officials continue to remind residents to be cautious of wildlife and to vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies.As previously reported, on July 2, 2015, a cat owned by an individual who resides within the City of Monterey tested positive for rabies.  Yesterday, laboratory testing confirmed that the... Read more →

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Dietary Supplement Recall

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product.  Life & More has issued a recall of one lot of Akttive High Performance Fat Burner Gold capsules weight loss supplements. The firm was informed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that... Read more →

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FDA Strengthens Warning of Heart Attack and Stroke Risk for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Next time you reach into the medicine cabinet seeking relief for a headache, backache or arthritis, be aware of important safety information for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.FDA is strengthening an existing warning in prescription drug labels and over-the-counter (OTC) Drug Facts labels to indicate that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can increase... Read more →


Recall of pet chews due to potential contamination

The Natural Dog Company has issued a recall of its 12oz bags of 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed... Read more →