Featured Critter of the Week
FEATURED CRITTERS OF THE WEEK
All animals are health checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Check out our website at www.smvhs.org and visit us at 1687 W. Stowell Rd in Santa Maria. SMVHS is open 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 10 to 4pm Saturdays. Call us at 805-349-3435.
These animals are available for adoption at the Santa Maria Animal Services
548 West Foster Road in Santa Maria – call 934-6119 for more details
Come see all of the animals at the shelter!
Find the Perfect Pet
adoptable pets in your area
All For Animals
http://www.allforanimals.com/photos.htmSanta Barbara County Animal Shelter
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/CA65.htmlNorth County Humane Society
http://www.slonchs.org/San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
http://www.slosheriff.org/animals_in_shelter.phpWoods Humane Society
http://www.1-800-save-a-pet.com/shelterpages/69598.htmlCentral Coast Lab Rescue
http://www.cc-labrescue.org Central Coast Northern Dog Rescue
Central Coast SPCA
Dog Rescue Network
Feline Network of the Central Coast
Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART)
Second Chance at Love Humane Society
Short N' Sweet Dog Rescue
Lost & Found
· Be persistent!! Often times, well meaning people will keep a lost pet at their house for an extended period before turning the dog or cat into the animal shelter
· Come to the animal shelter. Only you can positively identify your pet. As much as we would like to help you, we cannot identify your animal over the phone.
Check the shelter at least every 72 hours. Unlicensed, stray dogs and cats are only required to be held for five days before they can be adopted or euthanized.
· Make up fliers with your pet’s description (include a picture if possible). List sex, color, tags, collars or distinguishing characteristics, the area lost, and your information for someone to contact you. Post the notices on supermarket bulletin boards, Animal Service’s Lost and Found Board, with other humane organizations, schools, and nearby neighbors.
· If you have recently moved, leave notices with neighbors in both your old and new neighborhoods, and check with agencies in that area.
· If you have lost a purebred dog, check with the ARF volunteers for current Breed Rescue Clubs.
· Make sure that all current and correct information is on file for your dog’s license and rabies tags. If your animal has been micro chipped, make sure the company has your current information.
· Check your neighborhood frequently on foot. Be sure to check at night. If your pet is in an area it is not familiar with, it will only come out when it is quiet.