pet of the week
Shep Brave Dog! Read more!

We offer a high quality, low-cost option for spaying and neutering your companion animals. We want to help you do the right thing!

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Ready to make the life saving decision to adopt a homeless animal? We've got special friends ready to meet you!

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lost pets

We're working every day across the county to rescue and care for lost pets and reunite them with their owners.

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Our dedicated volunteers make every day better for animals waiting for their "forever" homes. Join us!

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What's New at Our Open-Door Shelter

Please do not call our main telephone line right now. Due to technical problems we can accept only emergency calls, and our email system is also not working. We hope to be fully operational tomorrow, Wednesday, October 18.


Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
Assists with Fire Relief Efforts

$50 pet adoptions and emergency fostering will help to make space for in-coming pets from affected areas.
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Emergency Preparedness for Pets
The proactive steps that you take today can literally be
life-savers during an emergency!

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$25,000 Challenge Grant
Through the generosity of two of our dedicated and compassionate volunteers, we are thrilled to announce a dollar-for-dollar Challenge Grant of up to $25,000 to assist us in expanding our Planned Pethood Program which offers free, low-cost spay/neuter, microchip and vaccination services! We have through Thanksgiving 2017 to meet this challenge. Please write “Challenge Grant” on your check subject line or in the comments area if you contribute online so that we can allot your donation toward the challenge.
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Autumn Events with the Shelter
There are GREAT events happening including
Barktober Fest at Sante Adairius!

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One Stop Program
Save Time, Save Money Save Lives...
Low cost rabies vaccination and microchipping with dog licensing; Monday - Friday, 1 - 3 pm
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Working Whiskers Partnership
This partnership with Heading Home Animal Rescue places under-socialized cats from the Shelter.
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Pet Calendar Contest
Your votes have chosen a dozen extra special pets to grace the pages of our SCCAS 2018 Calendar! The calendar will be available for purchase in November.
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