pet of the week
Franklin Just in time for Black Fur-Day! 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!


Black FUR-iday
  Friday, Nov 27 will be “Black FUR-iday” at the Shelter. Pets with any black fur will be for adoptable for only $50!


Winter Hours at the Shelter
Starting Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter has winter hours of operation at their Santa Cruz location, 2200 7th Avenue in Santa Cruz. 
The new hours are as follows:

Monday—Sunday      10:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Local Increase in Distemper in Raccoons  
  Several raccoons have tested positive for distemper in the Aptos and Watsonville area of Santa Cruz County.
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Emergency Preparedness for Pets  
  Planning ahead is the key to keeping yourself and your pets safe when disaster strikes. Follow these tips to make an emergency plan for your pets.
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Save Time, Save Money, Save Lives
SCCAS offers a “ONE STOP” rabies vaccination, microchip,
and dog license program.
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Door to Door Outreach
In our community outreach program, Door to Door,
trained volunteer teams are “taking it to the streets”
to help pets and pet owners in need.
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Adopt a Chihuahua Project 
They are very special because of their ability to bring love,
joy and happiness far beyond their size
when given safety and affection.
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