We provide a secure environment for the animals with full medical care. The dogs are housed in comfortable indoor/outdoor kennels and the cats reside in condos with shelves and hide-outs. The floors are heated to keep out the winter chill and all dogs have a bed or blanket. The youngest motherless puppies and kittens are fostered to a home and in some cases, fostered to a willing mother. Although we do not have sufficient kennel space for every homeless animal, we maintain the Shelter at full capacity to save as many lives as possible. Separate isolation areas are available for incoming or ill cats, kittens and puppies.
Mendocino Coast Humane Society was created by Coastal residents who wanted a “no-kill” alternative to the County’s Animal Control. To increase adoptions, the Mobile Pet Adoption truck was purchased in 1998 and can be seen every weekend on the headlands in Mendocino Village, weather permitting. The new Shelter was completed in July 2001 with the help of many donors and the tireless efforts of staff and volunteers. The Shelter provides a warm, comfortable and secure home for our animals. Improvements have continued over the past 4 years to the Shelter property; including an in-house surgery, large outside kennels, additional kennel facilities for isolation and kittens/puppies, noise abatement panels in the dog kennel area and a grass fenced exercise lawn for daytime exercise.
The State of the Ark Thrift Store (Highway 1 at Simpson Lane) raises money for the Animal Shelter.