Long Term Dogs
Animal Shelter Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday
The Animal Shelter will be closing early on Wednesday - November 27, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Animal Shelter will be closed on Thursday - November 28th & Friday - November 29th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Animal Shelter will resume normal operations on Saturday - November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.
THE ANIMAL SHELTER IS NOT TAKING ANY CATS FROM CITIZENS AT THIS TIME.
WE HAVE REACHED OUR TOTAL HOUSING CAPACITY.
PLEASE SPEAK WITH A STAFF MEMBER AT THE FRONT COUNTER TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON A CALL LIST.
STAFF WILL CALL YOU WHEN WE HAVE AVAILABILITY.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE BUT WE ARE CURRENTLY STILL IN KITTEN SEASON.
PLEASE ASSIST US WITH SOME PATIENCE & UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS SITUATION.
CATS & KITTENS
Please contact the Animal Shelter at 463-4427 to schedule bringing in any feral cat or kitten(s). At this time we have reached capacity for our feral cat room.
We greatly appreciate the assistance of the public in helping us work through this situation.
Mendocino County Animal Shelter
New Kennel Hours
As a reminder the Animal Shelter is closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. each business day.
Updating License & Microchip Information
Recently the Animal Shelter has taken in several severely injured-ill animals that have had dog licenses & microchips. In the process of attempting to contact the animals owners, the phone number information for the owners in our computer system came back not in service.
If you have moved, changed your home or cell number and have an animal licensed or microchipped with Animal Care Services please make sure to contact us at 463-4427 to have the information updated in our computer system.
If your animal is microchipped with a national organization please make sure to contact them with the updated address or phone number information.
Click the link below to enter your pets microchip number to find out what national organization your microchip is registered with. The link will give you the microchip company's contact information.
The Animal Shelter wishes to thank the very generous donors who have purchased a Kuranda Bed for our shelter dogs.
- Pet License Application
- Assistance Dog License Application
- Emergency Response Sign-up Form
- Volunteer Application
- NCO Volunteer Enrollment Form
Animal Care Services Information
- Care-A-Van and Spay/Neuter Services
- Animal Care Services Fees
- We need Volunteer! Join our team.
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- County Ordinances on Animal Care and Control
To serve the citizens of Mendocino County by providing animal regulation services that promote public safety, health and responsible pet ownership and delivers these services in a timely, courteous, professional and cost effective manner.
The Animal Care Services (ACS) program areas include: Shelter Services providing; education outreach, adoption, volunteer opportunities, fostering, lost & found services, feral cat trap-neuter-release programs and licensing.
Additional services and community supports are available through Clinic Services providing; veterinary care and surgery for shelter animals, community clients with animal health education, rabies vaccination clinics, micro-chipping and low cost spay/neuter options to the local rescue groups and low income individuals.
Shelter Director: Richard Molinari
Adoption Coordinator: Amy Campbell
- Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County
- Mendocino Coast Humane Society
- Redwood Coast Humane Society
- Anderson Valley Animal Rescue
- BONES Pet Rescue (Covelo)
- MILO Foundation
- SAFER Equine Rescue
Field Service calls outside of Ukiah or Fort Bragg city limits including loose dogs, barking dogs, humane complaints or animal bites should be called into the Sheriff's Dispatch at 707-463-4086.
For Field Service calls in Ukiah please call the Ukiah Police Department at 707-463-6262.
For Field Service calls in Fort Bragg please call the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200.