• tips for avoiding winter bugs small FDAHave a healthy winter season!

    While contagious viruses are active year-round, fall and winter are when we're most vulnerable to them. This is due in large part to people spending more time indoors with others when the weather gets cold.

    Most respiratory bugs come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. However, some cause serious health problems. People who use tobacco or who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more prone to respiratory illnesses and more severe complications than nonsmokers.

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  • reusable bag w groceries alamedano single use bag alamedaReusable Bag Ordinance 

    What do you need to know about the Monterey County reusable bag ordinance?

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  • Find your new friend

    Looking for a furry face to greet you when you come home?  Doesn't matter if you are a dog person or a cat person, your new companion may be waiting for you.  Visit the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas, meet the animals.  Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

    See the animals available for adoption now 

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Dog Stolen from County Shelter

Dog is back and staff are working towards a happy ending In the early afternoon on January 21, 2015,  Monterey County Animal Services found one of the dogs in the facility stolen. A nice poodle mix had come in as a stray and was waiting for their owner to come... Read more →