Animal Field Services
Animal Control provides field services to all the unincorporated area of the County of Monterey and the contracting city of Greenfield.
Animal Services has no humane animal traps available at this time.
Please contact your local feed store or hardware store about renting or purchasing humane dog/cat traps.
1. Look around for an owner that may be near by. Ask people around you for any information.
2. Make signs in the area in which you found the lost pet. Include local businesses; the more visible places the better. An owner may be in the area.
3. Call your local animal shelters to file a found report. The owner may be looking there and if the shelter is aware that someone has found a lost pet, the owner can be directed in the right place.
4. Check the lost pet ads in your local newspapers.
Animal Control provides field services to the unincorporated area of the County of Monterey.
Below are shelter services offered to the public;
Field Services — Pick up of stray or injured animals, patrol for problem areas.
Rabies Control — Quarantine investigations for biting animals, testing of potentially rabid animals, reporting to appropriate agencies, and low cost rabies vaccination clinics.
Citizen complaints — Investigating and mediating nuisance complaints from citizens including excessive barking, running at large, etc.
Licensing — Mandatory for dogs and voluntary for cats over 4 months of age.
Permits — Issuance and inspection of facilities requesting Commercial Kennel and Breeder permits, which are required by law.
Trap Rentals — Animal Services has no humane animal traps available at this time. Please contact your local feed store or hardware store about renting or purchasing humane dog/cat traps.
Emergency Services — After business hours (Mon-Fri 5:30 pm - 8:30 am and major Holidays) response to potentially rabid animals, to dangerous/aggressive domestic animals when no owner is present, to injured domestic animals, and to animal bites.
Dangerous/vicious dog declarations — Investigation and processing to the courts for designation of dangerous dogs and destruction of vicious dogs.