Martin Luther King Holiday Closure

The Animal Shelter will be closed on Tuesday - January 21, 2020 in observation of the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday - January 20, 2020.  

The Animal Shelter recognizes holiday's on Tuesday's due to the Animal Shelter being closed on Monday's.  

Normal business operations will resume on Wednesday - January 22, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.



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.

Thank you.

Mendocino County Animal Shelter


Bed Donations

Kuranda Beds

Kuranda Bed Video

The Animal Shelter wishes to thank the very generous donors who have purchased a Kuranda Bed for our shelter dogs. 



Animal Care Services Information

Our Mission

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.

Our Services

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

Shelter Supervisor: Sage Mountainfire


Adoption Coordinator: Amy Campbell




Useful Links

Unincorporated Areas

Please Note:

Animal Control in unincorporated areas of Mendocino County is handled by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.

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.