COVID 19 / Updated Services - June 2, 2020
We ask customers to please knock on the front door during the business hours of 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the business days of Tuesday through Saturday if you need assistance.
We ask customers to please make sure to keep 6 feet or more away from the door when a staff member greets you at the door.
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 hand sanitizer, facial coverings if needed by customers and sneeze guards in place for the customers at the front counter area for the safety of the customers & staff.
Animal Care Services Facility 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 961-2491 or 961-2526 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.
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 961-2491 or 961-2526 to be placed on the waiting list.
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.
Citizens that reside in the City of Fort Bragg can call the Fort Bragg Police Department at 961-2800 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.
Due to social distances requirements Animal Care Services is only permitting up to a total of (2) customers in the facility at one time.
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.
Animal Care Services
Long Term Dogs
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION CLASS
LOST & FOUND ANIMALS
CATS & KITTENS
Please contact the Animal Shelter at 961-2491 to schedule bringing in any owned, feral cat or kitten.
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
The Ukiah & Fort Bragg Animal Shelters wish 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
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
- Care-A-Van and Spay/Neuter Services
- Animal Care Services Fees
- We need Volunteer! Join our team.
- Disaster Preparedness: Saving the Whole Family | En Español
- 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.
Contact Info, Location & Hours
Fort Bragg Animal Shelter
19701 Summers Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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.
**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
- 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 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.