• 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.

    Learn more here


  • 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

  • Mosquito CDCticks w rulerBugs of Summer

    Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, oh my!  During the summer it seems like there are all kinds of bugs that we must cope with. Protecting ourselves and loved ones from bug-bites is important because we know that the bugs can carry disease and of course the bites are aggravating.   

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  • Life a little empty?

    Monterey County Animal Shelter may have just the thing you have been looking for, a furry friend.

    Rex and  Vivian 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   

  • BYOB* is here!

    *Bring your own bag

    Single use plastic bags are no longer available at the places you shop in unincorporated Monterey County. 


    Learn More

Recent Articles


Monterey Cat Dies of Rabies

Monterey County Health Officials would like to remind residents to be cautious of wildlife and to vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies.On July 2, 2015, a cat owned by an individual who resides within the City of Monterey tested positive for rabies.  The Health Department is conducting an investigation to... Read more →

Recycling event


Saturday, July 11th from 10 am to noon at Bradley Road in Bradley  (at the transfer point).    Capacity is limited – First Come, First Served     Materials accepted:MattressesAppliances- no FreonYard WasteElectronic WasteMetalsFurnitureTires – Limit 2 per personHouse Hold Hazardous Waste – Limited CapacityAnti-freezeBatteries ( Household and Automobile)Motor oil and... Read more →

whole foods raw macadamia nuts recalled june

Recall of Packaged Raw Macadamia Nuts Due To Possible Health Risk

Recalled items sold in Whole Foods Market StoresWhole Foods Market has issued a recall of packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 11 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled product has best-by dates of March 19, 2016... Read more →

lets stop summer hunger

Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Don’t let kids go hungry this summer. Just because school is out doesn’t mean they can’t get the same free or reduced-cost meals they rely on during the school year. In fact, any kid or teen 18 and under can eat for free at designated summer meals sites across the country.... Read more →

private well class

Webinar – Pruebas en Pozos Privados y Calidad del Agua

Ésta es una oportunidad para realizar tus preguntas acerca de la calidad del agua de tu pozo privado y del manejo apropiado para proteger de la contaminación tu fuente de agua. Puedes formular tus preguntas antes o durante el evento. El evento será grabado. Éste es un evento completamente gratuito... Read more →