pet of the week
Opie* Let me entertain you! 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!


Hot Dawgs, Cool Cats, & Rockin' Rabbits!
   A fabulous summer party with great adoption specials, fun food, & coloring contest!
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Did you forget to renew your dog’s license?
SCCAS is offering a summer amnesty program!*
Through this program, late fees will be waived
for anyone who comes in to license or renew.
Plus discounted $5 rabies vaccine will be provided for dogs getting their licenses renewed.

*Impounded and cited dogs are not eligible for this promotion

Wanted: Fosters!
Foster Season is here, bringing in floods of kittens, we can always use more help! Learn more about being a
Foster Volunteer
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Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Receives Major Gift from Mabel (Polly) Hull!
"She always had a passion for rescued cats and dogs. It was her wish to leave a third of her estate to an animal shelter where her passion would live on."
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First Annual Catio Tour Was a Success
11 different catios, county-wide, welcomed visitors interested in learning inventive ways to keep
cats and birds safe!  
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Save Time, Save Money, Save Lives
Our One Stop program offers a great way to get your dog vaccinated, microchipped, and licensed!  
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Emergency Preparedness for Pets
You never know when disaster will strike!
Plan for all family members, two-footed and four-footed.
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