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    JULY 2, 2020  --  SHELTER UPDATE:   The Front Street Animal Shelter will begin accepting healthy stray dogs by APPOINTMENT ONLY to keep our staff and community members safe. A mask will be required to be worn by all community members.

    We are still asking our community members to hold on to found animals and use the resources that can be located under our LOST & FOUND section of our website. If community members cannot assist with temporarily fostering these animals, we will intake the animals by appointment to keep our staff and community members safe.

    We will continue to house most animals in foster care and will continue to respond to reports of sick, injured, dangerous and animal abuse calls. Adoptions and return to owner animals will also be scheduled by appointment.

    Thank you for your understanding while we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.


    JUNE 19, 2020  --  SHELTER UPDATE:  Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, the Front Street Animal Shelter is re-starting its Pet Food Pantry. It will be available every Wednesday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and will be held in the shelter's parking lot. 

    If you arrive in a vehicle, please do NOT get out of the vehicle. Food will be distributed via a drive-thru line.



    May 20, 2020  --  SHELTER 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.


    MARCH 20, 2020  --  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, please call the City of Sacramento 311 Call Center (24 Hours A Day / 7 Days A Week) by pressing 311. If you are unable to dial that number, please call 916-808-7387.

    • Picking up your lost pet
    • Dropping off a sick, injured, aggressive, or healthy stray animal

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

    IMPORTANT!  You must call and set up an appointment. Because staffing is limited, an appointment ensures that staff is onsite and available to assist you. Do NOT come to the shelter until you are instructed to do so.


    Please use these additional tools for services and information:

    • Renew your pet license online at
    • If you've lost pet, click on the Lost & Found section. Make sure to fill out a Lost Pet Report. For our proven tips to find your missing pet, text STRAY to 555888.
    • If you find a lost pet, click on the Lost & Found section. Make sure to fill out a Found Pet Report. For our proven tips to find the owner, text FOUNDPET to 555888.


    We are temporarily suspending these non-essential services:

    • Volunteering
    • In-Person Licensing
    • 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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