Animal Services

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We’re here to help!

We connect needs of displaced animals with food and supplies and boarding if needed.
Phone: (707) 565-7100
Website: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Animal-Services/

Pet Food & Supplies:

Animal Services is distributing pet food & supplies for evacuees via our shelter located at 1247 Century Ct. (off of Airport Blvd) in Santa Rosa during normal hours of operation (Tuesday-Saturday from 12 noon – 4:30 PM) and while designated shelters remain open.

Pet food & supplies are also available at designated shelters: the Center for the Arts, 282 S High Street, Sebastopol and at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Grace Pavilion, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa.

Pet Sheltering:

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Grace Pavilion is currently allowing companion animals within the facility. Our MAC (vehicle) is onsite at the Center for the Arts in Sebastopol assisting with companion animals, offering shelter, food and supplies. Sonoma County Fairgrounds is offering shelter for large animal evacuations through gate 7 on Aston Avenue. Call Cliff Sanders at (707) 529-8464 when in route. Bring own bedding, supplies, feed and water buckets

Lost or Found Animal Companions:

If your companion animal is missing, please view our website Please note that there are approximately 7 pages of lost/found animals on the site, please scroll to the bottom of the page and select next to view each page listed. If you’ve found an animal, please take them to Animal Services to scan for a microchip. We’ll place a photo online to assist with reunification.

Helpful tips:

  • Post a current photo along with pet information to the Josie’s Lost Dog Alert of Sonoma County on FaceBook (@LostDogAlert),
  • Create a flyer & post in local areas,
  • Place an ad in the local paper,
  • Visit Animal Services located at 1247 Century Ct. in Santa Rosa to view lost/found animals,
  • View Animal Services FaceBook page for found animals.

Deceased Animals:

If you find a deceased animal on your property: It is usually the responsibility of the owner or person in charge of domesticated animals to appropriately dispose of dead animals in accordance with local or state ordinances within 24 hours after knowledge of the death. Contact Sonoma County Animal Services for specific disposal guidance.
If your companion animal is found deceased: Sonoma County Animals Services will accept deceased domestic pets at the shelter during normal business hours Tuesday-Saturday from noon-5:30pm at no cost. For more information please contact the shelter at (707) 565-7100 9:00 AM-5:30 PM Monday-Friday.

Animal Services does not provide cremation services. For cremation services please speak to you veterinarian or the Humane Society of Sonoma County. Animal owners can choose to dispose of animal remains in their trash receptacles.

For large animals contact local haulers such as Kuck Livestock (707) 762-7688 or Petaluma By-Products (707) 763-9181.

It is not recommended to bury deceased animals after a flood event due to ground water levels and the risk of contamination. If your pet(s) have died in the recent floods follow the safe handling instructions below.

  • Wear gloves.
  • Cover your gloved hand with a plastic trash bag, pick up the remains, then invert the trash bag over the remains and seal the bag.
  • For larger animals, use a shovel to place remains inside a plastic trash bag, then rinse off the shovel with water.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Sonoma County Animals Services will accept deceased domestic pets at the shelter during normal business hours Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 PM-5:30 PM at no cost. For more information please contact the shelter at (707) 565-7100 9:00 AM-5:30 PM Monday-Friday. Animal Services does not provide cremation services. For cremation services please speak to you veterinarian or the Humane Society of Sonoma County.
  • Animal owners can choose to dispose of animal remains in their trash receptacles
  • For large animals contact local haulers such as Kuck Livestock (707) 762-7688 or Petaluma By-Products (707) 763-9181

Health risks to humans from animal carcasses is low if proper precautions are taken during disposal. Some helpful tips are as follows:

  • Practice proper hand washing to prevent infection with certain pathogens that may be transmitted from farm animals, including Salmonella and E. coli .
  • Secure all food sources and remove any animal carcasses to avoid attracting rats.
  • Wear insect repellant when outdoors. Emergencies such as natural disasters may lead to more mosquitoes, which can carry disease.

People working to clean up areas containing swine or poultry carcasses should take the following precautions:

  • Wear protective clothing, including waterproof gloves, waterproof boots, and protective eyewear (cover any open wounds).
  • Use duct tape to seal tops of gloves and boots to prevent water seepage.
  • Wear respiratory protection—an N-95 respirator or better.
  • If you smell hydrogen sulfide (a rotten egg smell), get out of the building and call your county extension office.
  • Clean and disinfect all clothing and boots after handling carcass-contaminated materials.
  • Wash work clothes separately from street clothes.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before placing fingers in mouth (nail biting, etc.).
  • Shower and wash hair thoroughly after handling carcass-contaminated materials.