Animal Shelter to Host Spay/Neuter Day for Feral Cats

On Tuesday, December 12th, Animal Care Services & The Care-A-Van, will hold a no‐cost spay and neuter clinic for feral cats at the Animal Shelter located at 298 Plant Road. 

“Feral cats are the same species as pet cats, but they live outdoors and can’t be socialized with people”. “Sterilizing feral cats is essential to a program called Trap‐Neuter‐Return, which ends the breeding cycle and makes feral cat’s better neighbors.”

The Animal Shelter invites the public to humanely trap and transport any FERAL cats, on their property to be spayed / neutered and vaccinated at the Animal Shelter between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 

While under anesthesia, the feral cats will be “eartipped” thus resulting in a small portion of the ear being removed for identification.  After recovering from the sterilization surgery, the cats will be ready for pick-up between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to be returned to their outdoor homes. 

We are indebted to Anderson Valley Animal Rescue and (SNAP) the Spay & Neuter Assistance Program along with our individual donors for sponsoring this clinic.

If you are planning to participate in this event, please be mindful of the safety of the cats and shelter staff by having only one (1) cat per trap. 

To schedule cats for surgery or for more information please call Julie Folk at 463-4782 or Bliss Seiferd at 888-7698.


Currently the Mendocino County Animal Shelter is filled to capacity with cats & kittens.  We're requesting that citizens please contact the Animal Shelter at 463-4427 to schedule bringing in any owned or feral cat or kitten. 

We greatly appreciate the assistance of the public in helping us work through this situation.

Thank you.

Mendocino County Animal Shelter


The Animal Shelter will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday - November 22, 2017. 

The Animal Shelter will be closed on Thursday - November 23, 2017 & Friday - November 24, 2017 in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Animal Shelter will be open on Saturday - November 25, 2017 with business hours being 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


The Animal Shelter will be closed to the public on Saturday December 23, 2017.

The Animal Shelter will be observing the Christmas Holiday on Tuesday December 26, 2017 and will be closed to the public.

Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday December 27, 2017.


The Animal Shelter will be observing the New Year’s Holiday on Tuesday January 2, 2018 and will be closed to the public. 


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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, Locations and Hours
Ukiah Shelter and Administration Offices

298 Plant Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-463-4427


Sunday & Monday - Closed

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

**All dog kennel, cat adoption and the cat colony room areas will close 20 minutes prior to closing.**



Shelter Manager: Richard Molinari

Shelter Supervisor: Sage Mountainfire


Adoption Coordinator: Amy Campbell




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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 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.