- Surrendering an Animal
- Lost Pet Recovery
- Found a Lost Pet?
- Spay & Neuter
- Animal Rescue & Control
- Dog Licensing
- Humane Education
- Behavior and Training
- Door to Door
How You Can Help!
Door to Door Outreach Teams
Through our Door to Door neighborhood program, and tabling with St. Francis Soup Kitchen (3rd Thursday morning) and Mountain Community Resources with Second Harvest (last Thursday from 10:00 - noon), the Shelter is now able to help pet owners in need to care for their pets better than they could on their own – by offering gifts of pet food, parasite control, new leashes and collars, even toys.
The people and their pets are grateful and we are honored to be of service! Teams bring free pet care items for pets in need and general information about animal care to the people that they meet. They also explain the work our Shelter does and explain how those programs can help.
Please consider donations to help with our continuing outreach to those in need:
May 2016: Project Homeless Connect
The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter joined many other local organizations and agencies to offer support at the Santa Cruz Homeless Connect this week. This event takes place twice a year and brings many services from assistance with the DMV process, to dental care, food vouchers, and in our case help with the needs of pets. Around twenty dogs were given care such as core vaccines, microchip ID's, and flea preventive. Many more were given basic items such as food, collars, leashes, ID tags, bedding, and toys were given out as well.
We do outreach three times a month to our at need pet-owning population: 1st Friday at the Watsonville Farmer's Market, 3rd Thursday at St Francis Soup Kitchen, last Thursday at Mountain Community Resources.
We are very low on some of our supplies. We are in serious need of small bags of dog food, medium and large leashes, flea preventive and cat and dog treats. Your donations make this outreach possible!
Watch for our donation bins at the Shelter and local pet supply stores!
Officer Todd is Opening Doors in Our Community
"After working as a street Animal Control Officer and manager for several years, Todd Stosuy became frustrated with what seemed to be an endless cycle of impounding animals and issuing citations – but not seeing long-term change"...
Putting a Friendly Face on Animal Control
At the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter in California, we try and take a different