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COVID-19 / Keep Pets Safe At Home


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COVID 19 / Updated Services - June 2, 2020

We ask customers to knock on the front door during the normal business hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday if you need assistance - staff will greet and assist you. 

We ask customers to keep 6 feet or more away from the door when a staff member greets you at the door.


Facial Coverings

Animal Care Services is requiring customers have the appropriate facial covering when visiting our facility. 

Customers without facial coverings may be denied service.  We may be able to accommodate the customer’s needs if they remain outside of the facility.   

Personnel Protection Equipment

Animal Care Services has the proper seating arrangements that adhere to social distancing requirements, hand sanitizer, facial coverings if needed by customers and sneeze guards in place for the customers at the front counter & office areas for the safety of the customers & staff.


Animal Care Services Lobby Restroom will be closed to the public. 


Animal Care Services will require customers to schedule an appointment for the following shelter services: animal adoptions, animal fostering and owned animals being surrendered.  Please call 463-4427 to schedule an appointment.  

We encourage potential adopters to look at our adoptable shelter animals online on our “Adoptable Animals” link on our main webpage prior to scheduling an appointment.  

Feral Cat(s)

Animal Care Services will require customers wanting to trap feral cat(s) to be placed on a waiting list.  Staff will contact customers on the waiting list to establish a time period of - (several days) to trap the cat(s) and bring them to the Animal Shelter. 

Please call 463-4427 to be placed on the waiting list. 

Dog Licensing

Animal Care Services will be processing dog licenses at the front counter area – please make sure to bring your rabies vaccination certificate if we don’t have your dog information on file with us. 

Stray Animals

Citizens that reside in the City of Ukiah can call the Ukiah Police Department at 463-6262 to have a stray animal picked up. 

Citizens that reside in county can call the Sheriff Department at 463-4086 to have a stray animal picked up. 


Unfortunately at this time visitors are not permitted to stop in and socialize with the shelter animals.     

Visitors that just wish to socialize with the animals will not be permitted back into the Animal Shelter until later in the State of California Resilience Roadmap.    

Customer Information

Due to social distances requirements Animal Care Services is only permitting up to a total of (10) customers in the facility at one time. 

Animal Care Services will permit –

(2) Customers in the front Lobby Area for purchasing dog licenses & owned animal returns. 

(2) Customers – Potential Adopters in the Adoption Counselor’s Room.

(2) Customers – Potential Adopters in the Cat Adoption & Cat Group Rooms due to the small size of the area.

(2) Customers – Potential Adopters in the Dog Kennels. 

(2) Customers – Animal Owners looking for Lost Pets.


Unfortunately at this time volunteers are not permitted back in the Animal Shelter.       

Volunteers will hopefully be permitted back into the Animal Shelter in the near future as we adhere to the State of California Resilience Roadmap.   

Thank you. 

Animal Care Services


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Leaving Found Kittens Alone


 Cats & Kittens

Please contact the Animal Shelter at 463-4427 to schedule bringing in any feral cat or kitten(s). 

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

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.