Animal Services Center
160 Hitchcock Road
Salinas, CA 93908
Operations Manager: Kate Davis-Hill, MSc
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- June is Adopt a Cat Month! All cat adoptions 50% off every day of June this year!
- We have an easy-to-remember URL - www.mtyhd.org/pets
- Animal Services changes Hours of Operation - Starting Monday, March 11,2013, Animal Services will be closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays. Animal Control hours will not change.
- Missing Pet
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- Animal Control Program Advisory Board - ACPAB
Monterey County Animal Services offers many of the wonderful animals it receives up for adoption. An animal can be available for adoption once it has gone through the stray period unclaimed and appears to be in sound medical health and good temperament.Pet Search Articles ( 2 Articles )
Animal Field Services
Animal Control provides field services to all the unincorporated area of the County of Monterey and the contracting city of Greenfield.View Animal Field Services Articles ( 4 Articles )
Animal Shelter Services
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, Greenfield, and Sand City.View Animal Shelter Services Articles ( 6 Articles )
Animal Licensing Information
All Dogs In Monterey County Must Be Licensed! It's The Law!
If you live in unincorporated Monterey County, the cities of Carmel, Sand City or Greenfield, or at CSUMB, your dog must be licensed after it is 4 months old. Cat licensing is voluntary but a rabies vaccination is required once the cat is 4 months old.
A proof of a current Rabies Vaccination is required to obtain a license. Rabies vaccinations can be obtained at your local veterinarian or at local low cost vaccine clinics. For more information, please call (831) 769-8850 .View Animal Licensing Information Articles ( 3 Articles )
Help Us Volunteer Opportunities
Animal Services relies on volunteers to help enhance the lives of the animals that come through its doors. They are indispensable and extremely appreciated. Each year, our dedicated volunteers give thousands of hours of their personal time to help our County's homeless animals.View Help Us - Volunteer Opportunities & Donations Articles ( 3 Articles )
Animal Control Program Advisory Board - ACPAB
The Animal Control Program Advisory Board (ACPAB) meets quarterly. The Board consists of nine members. Each of the five elected Monterey County Supervisors appoint one member, and the Director of Health appoints four members. It is intended that the membership of the Board include representatives of the veterinary profession, educational and agricultural communities, various cities within the County, pet owner associations and clubs, kennel and pet shop operators, and concerned ciitizens.
ACPAB members review and evaluate the Animal Control Program's needs, services, facilities and budget; assist with public information and public relations activities regarding the Animal Control Program; and report findings and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors through the Director of Health.View Animal Control Program Advisory Board Articles ( 3 Articles )