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Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

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General Agency Information
Name: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
Address: 1001 Rodriguez St.
Santa Cruz,  CA  95062
Driving Directions
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-454-7200
Fax: 831-454-7210
Days/Hours of Operation: Everyday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Description: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) provides animal rescue, regulation and humane care that protect the health, public safety and welfare of people and animals in Santa Cruz County. We currently rescue and assure safe, temporary shelter, veterinary and humane care for approximately 5,000 stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated, neglected and injured animals each year.

Our shelter also provides 24-hour animal rescue service and is Santa Cruz County’s only full service, open-admission animal shelter. SCCAS provides two locations for owners to find and recover their lost pets and adopt new animal companions.

After-Hours Emergency: 831-471-1182

Watsonville Location
580 Airport Blvd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
Open Monday – Saturday*
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed from noon to 1:00 pm)
Programs: SCC Animal Shelter is receiving pets for safe animal care for evacuees impacted by the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is partnering with SCCAS to help CZU Lightning Complex fire evacuees retrieve pets and animals in areas under evacuation orders. Evacuees should be reminded not to enter areas under evacuation orders. Please contact the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter if you require assistance recovering your pets or animals.
Volunteer Info: There are many ways to volunteer, please visit the website to learn more.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Designated Parking
Public Transportation: Available Within Two Blocks
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: Varies
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Funding Source: County Government
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Animal Adoption
Animal Control
Animal Euthanasia Services
Animal Foster Care/Rescue Volunteer Opportunities
Animal Lost and Found
Animal Rescue
Animal Shelters
Disaster Relief Services
Disaster Services
This agency was last updated on August 21, 2020.