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Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Animal Services

About Us

Dog and cat lying together

Our Vision & Mission

Sonoma County Animal Services is committed to serving the public in the care and well being of animals, both domestic and livestock, throughout the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa.

Our mission is to create a balance between the population of domestic animals and responsible homes to care for them within the County of Sonoma. We work to achieve this balance by:

  • Protecting the health and safety of people & animals
  • Investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty, abuse and neglect
  • Educating the public about responsible domestic animal ownership
  • Reducing pet overpopulation through Spay/Neuter programs
  • Providing a safe environment for animals in need
  • Placing adoptable animals into caring homes

Shelter Operations