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Press Releases

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  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on April 24, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services is partnering with HALTER (Horse & Livestock Team Emergency Response) Project for this year’s Ranch Readiness Day.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 26, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services reports no additional dogs have tested positive for the parvovirus. Today the shelter will be open for all adoptive services.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 25, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services’ public shelter remains open to the public but no adoptions will be allowed today. The Shelter’s additional cleaning and decontamination efforts from recent cases of the canine parvovirus are ongoing. The Shelter will open for adoptive services once all dogs are cleared and it is safe to adopt out dogs.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 23, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services reports a possible canine parvovirus outbreak at the County's Animal Shelter located at 1247 Century Court, Santa Rosa. A decontamination of all the kennels is underway at the Shelter.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 24, 2016
    Health Services

    During the week of October 17, a fox in the Sea Ranch area of Sonoma County tested positive for rabies. Aggressive behavior prompted authorities with state Fish & Wildlife to capture the fox and pursue testing for rabies. Individuals with known exposure to the fox were referred for medical evaluation and care, including post-exposure preventive treatment. Several domestic animals with known exposure have received booster vaccinations and have been quarantined by Sonoma County Animal Services. 

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on July 8, 2016
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Over the July 4th holiday weekend Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS) and its partners took in nearly 50 stray animals. SCAS worked with community partners such as Pet Care and Redwood Veterinary Hospital to shelter the 29 dogs found over the holiday weekend in order for their respective owners to claim them.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 4, 2015
    Health Services

    On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a health warning to the public to keep animals away from the Russian River.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 21, 2015
    Health Services

    The Environmental Health & Safety Section (EHS) of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) are encouraging recreational users of the Russian River to take precautions and practice healthy water habits. Signs will be going up at public beaches along the River on August 21st. 

    A status update has been added to this press release.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on July 21, 2015
    Sonoma County Animal Services
    After a national search and community input process, Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) hired John P. Skeel as Director of Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS).
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on July 7, 2015
    Sonoma County Animal Services
    Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS) announces today the planned launch of the Love Me, Fix Me Access Program providing vouchers for veterinary services to qualifying low-income pet owners.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 30, 2015
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for the North Bay Area, including Sonoma County, warning of rapidly rising temperatures over the next few days.
  • Health Services
    Published on April 10, 2015
    Health Services
    Two positive cases of animal rabies were reported during the first week of April to the County Department of Health Services. Both cases involve bats, one found in Sebastopol and one in Windsor. These were the first two animals to test positive for rabies in 2015.
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