Fort Bragg Animal Shelter

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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 @ 12:00 p.m.


Long Term Dogs

 Screenshot_2019-10-18 long term dog flier pdf




If you wish to become a volunteer at the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter you must attend the required Volunteer Orientation Class. 
Currently volunteer orientation classes are held on 2nd Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:00.  Staff can accommodate up to 8 attendees.  Please contact the Animal Shelter at 961-2491 to sign up. 
One on one volunteer orientation classes can be scheduled / arranged by staff if you are not able to attend a Saturday volunteer orientation class. 



Lost & Found Animals / Facebook Page - Fort Bragg



Please contact the Animal Shelter at 961-2491 to schedule bringing in any owned, feral cat or kitten.

Thank you.

Fort Bragg Animal Shelter



The Fort Bragg Animal Shelter is always in need for the following items:

  Bath & Hand Towels


  Canned Cat & Dog Food (Not Expired)

  New or Used Collars & Leashes


  Paper Plates (Small in Size)

  Plastic Cat & Dog Carriers (In Usable Condition)

  Play Toys for Cats & Kittens 

We greatly appreciate your generosity.

Fort Bragg Animal Shelter


Bed Donations

Kuranda Beds

Kuranda Bed Video

The Ukiah & Fort Bragg Animal Shelters wish to thank the very generous donors who have purchased a Kuranda Bed for our shelter dogs. 






Volunteers will be permitted from the hours of 09:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on working days only.  Business hours of operation from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. will be delegated for customers.  

Due to the small size of the facility only (4) volunteers will be permitted to be onsite at one time. 

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.

Contact Info, Location & Hours


Fort Bragg Animal Shelter

19701 Summers Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: 707-961-2491 


Sunday, Monday & Holiday's the Animal Shelter is closed.  If a holiday falls on a Monday then the Animal Shelter will observe the holiday on Tuesday and be closed that day. 

Tuesday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


**Please note that due to animal medical situations that occur during hours of operation staff might have to depart property for a short period of time resulting in the shelter temporarily closing. **


**All financial transactions have to be completed 30 minutes prior to closing.**


**The dog kennel & cat adoption room will close 20 minutes prior to closing.**



Shelter Director: Richard Molinari


Shelter Supervisor: Adriana Vega


Shelter Employee: Jennifer Mullis




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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 the 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 City of Fort Bragg please call the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200.