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May 20, 2020  --  COVID-19 UPDATE:  The Front Street Animal Shelter is preparing for the eventual reopening of our shelter in alignment with County Public Health orders. Once the shelter reopens, we will continue to house most pets in foster care, while ensuring we can provide humane care to animals that must enter the shelter system. The reopening process will be done in a careful, methodical manner and will follow all health and safety guidelines from the State of California, the County of Sacramento and national animal welfare experts in shelter medicine.




The Front Street Animal Shelter is CLOSED in order to help combat the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but it is essential that we do our part to reduce the spread of this disease.

If you need assistance with the following services during business hours (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 7 days a week), please text (preferred) or call 916-385-8794:

  1. Picking up a lost pet
  2. Dropping off a sick, injured or aggressive stray animal

Due to extremely limited staffing, we are only able to provide the above services.

IMPORTANT!  Please text or call us first and make an appointment. Do NOT come to the shelter without an appointment. Because staffing is extremely limited, an appointment ensures that staff is onsite and available to assist you.


Please use these additional tools for services and information:

  • Search for a lost pet at and click on the Lost & Found tab. For our proven tips to find your pet, text STRAY to 555888.
  • Renew your pet license online at
  • If you find a lost pet, please hold onto the pet and help find the owner, if possible. For our proven tips to find the owner, text FOUNDPET to 555888.


We are temporarily suspending these non-essential services:

  • Adoptions
  • Volunteering
  • In-Person Licensing
  • Pet Food Bank
  • Trapping & Intaking Healthy Stray Cats for Adoption or TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release)


See your lost pet on our website? Find a stray animal?  Lost & Found


For updates, announcements, and helpful tips:  COVID-19 News & Tips


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