Published on . Last modified on March 7, 2017
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About Us

The Animal Services Division protects, promotes and enhances the health, safety and quality of life for companion animals and other abandoned animals, as well as for the people of Monterey County.

Programs and Services

Animal Services is a division of the Monterey Environmental Health Bureau. We serve the unincorporated areas of Monterey County and contracting cities. Our division consists of 3 program areas: Licensing, Field Services, & Shelter Services.

Our Shelter

Animal Services houses about 4,500 animals annually. These animals, mostly dogs and cats, have been brought in from the unincorporated areas of Monterey County or the cities of Carmel, and Sand City.

Our Services


Licensing & Renewals

Shelter Services:

Animals Sheltering, Rabies Quarantine, Spay/Neuter, Micro chipping, Public Education, Adoptions/Adoption Counseling, Animal Redemption by Owner.

Field services:

Enforcement of Animal Regulations, Rabies Control, Animal Complaint Investigation, Mediation & Resolution, Licensing and, Public Education.


Responsible Pet Ownership Training, Animal Behavior Training, Volunteer Program, and Presentations to schools, service organizations, etc.

Contact Us

160 Hitchcock Road
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone Number: (831) 769-8850
Hours: Tue – Sat 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Phone Number:(831) 769-8845
Hours: Tue – Sat 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Field Services:
Phone Number: (831) 769-8856
Hours: Tue – Sat 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Work For Us

newNOW HIRING: Registered Veterinary Technician – Download flyer here!

Looking for more information on job listings? You can view the latest job opportunities within the health department and Animal Services here!