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Find my lost pet?

Animal Services

If your dog or cat is lost start looking IMMEDIATELY! Don’t wait for your pet to come back on its own. Canvas your neighborhood, calling out for your pet. If they normally respond to a treat jar or favorite squeaky toy, bring it with you. If you don't find your...

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

Animal Services

If an animal is not claimed by its owner by the end of the stray period, it may be put up for adoption, transferred to a rescue group, or euthanized. There is no set time once an animal is available for adoption. We do our best to hold them as...

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Get a dog or cat out of the shelter?

Animal Services

You have to pay a fee to retrieve your pet. Fees can vary depending on the circumstances, such as whether the animal is spayed or neutered, licensed, currently vaccinated, and how many days it has been impounded. Animals that are spayed or neutered, licensed, and vaccinated have reduced fees....

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License a dog?

Animal Services

Licenses for dogs can be purchased in the Finance Department at City Hall or at Animal Services at 144 Hitchcock Road, Salinas. You will need to bring proof that your pet has a current rabies vaccination. If your pet is spayed or neutered, bring proof and receive a discounted license....

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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

The Salinas Animal Shelter is located at 144 Hitchcock Road. We are the second shelter on Hitchcock Road. Our hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

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

Animal Services

Salinas Animal Services is operated under the City’s Police Department. The other animal shelter on Hitchcock Road (Monterey County Animal Services) is operated by the Monterey County Health Department and services the unincorporated areas of Monterey County. The SPCA for Monterey County (on Highway 68) is a private, non-profit shelter...

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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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