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Salinas Animal Services (SAS) is a division of the City of Salinas' Police Department. We provide animal control, animal sheltering, and licensing services for the City of Salinas.

Our Vision

"A community of responsible pet owners and a caring permanent home for every shelter animal."

Our Mission

"To honor the Police Department's mission by working cooperatively within our community to enhance the quality of life for companion animals through professional, superior, and compassionate services."

Our Goals

  • To provide excellent customer service
  • Reduce pet overpopulation
  • Increase shelter adoptions and the rescuing of our shelter animals
  • Promote and sustain a safe and humane Salinas community
  • Educate the public about responsible pet ownership

Spay / Neuter Vouchers

SAS offers Spay/Neuter vouchers to City of Salinas residents in the amount of $50 for male pets and $75 for females. These vouchers can be used at most vets in the Monterey County area. Pet owners are responsible for fees over the voucher amount charged by the veterinarian.

Vouchers are good for two months after the date of issuance. Residents can get the vouchers at SAS. Please bring in photo ID and a current utility bill to prove proof of residence.

Dogs must have current rabies vaccination and a current license. If your dog is not licensed yet, you will need to purchase a dog license (6 month - $14) before you can get a voucher.

Cats will need to have current rabies vaccination before or at the time of surgery.