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Find my lost pet?

Animal Services

If your dog or cat is lost start looking IMMEDIATELY! Text 831LOST to 56525 for proven tips to help you locate your pet and file a lost pet form. You'll also be reminded with a text link to the pets currently in our shelter.

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Know what happens if an owner doesn't reclaim an animal?

Animal Services

Animal Services works hard to identify a live, positive outcome for every animal. If an animal is not claimed by its owner by the end of the stray period, staff will identify the pathway for that animal based primarily on health and behavior however it is usually always case by...

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Get a dog or cat out of the shelter?

Animal Services

There are usually fees the pet owner is responsible for if your pet comes into the shelter. Each case may vary as it can depend on how they came into the shelter and the circumstances related to the situation. To keep these fees as low as possible, please make...

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License a dog?

Animal Services

Licenses for dogs can be purchased online at www.licensepet.com/salinas . During the COVID-19, we are not processing licenses in person. You will need proof that your pet has a current rabies vaccination by way of a current rabies certificate that you get from your veterinarian. If your...

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Learn what happens if a dog or cat is brought to the animal shelter?

Animal Services

When animals are brought to the shelter either by an officer or a private citizen,we first look for any identification, tags, licenses or microchips. Please note that all animals that can be safely handled are scanned for microchips.

If information about the owner is located, we will attempt to...

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Know if I have to license my dog?

Animal Services

All dogs over the age of four (4) months are required to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. By having your dog licensed, it immediately tells us that it has a current rabies vaccination. Cats are not required to be licensed but are required to have a current rabies vaccination....

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Find the Animal Services Shelter?

Animal Services

Salinas Animal Services is closed and all animals are being housed at the County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road, Salinas. Please visit www.hitchcockroadanimals.org for more information.

From the Peninsula:
  • Take Highway 68 towards Salinas.
  • Turn left at Hitchcock Road and continue down Hitchcock for
  • ...

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Know where Animal Services gets its animals?

Animal Services

Salinas Animal Services (SAS) provides services for the City of Salinas, and as of July 18, 2011, also provides animal sheltering to the City of Marina. The animals in our shelter are found within Salinas or Marina city limits by animal control officers, a private citizens, or are surrendered by...

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Know what makes Animal Services different from other local animal shelters?

Animal Services

Update: Salinas and Monterey County Animal Services are in process to consolidate and merge programs and services. As of June 1, 2020, all animals from both shelters are being housed at the County Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road, Salinas. Licensing and Animal Control is still separate. The shared volunteer program...

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