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of homeless animals

The Mendocino Coast Humane Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and without your help, we would not be able to make a positive difference in the lives of animals and the people who care for them.

There are many ways you can support the programs and services at the Mendocino Coast Humane Society and help homeless animals get a second chance. Here are just a few:

The Mendocino Coast Humane Society
will be closed on the 4th of July.
We resume normal operations on Monday, July 6th
from Noon until 5 pm.
We hope you have a safe and happy
Fourth of July Weekend

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

The loud sounds and flashing lights of fireworks can be terrifying, overwhelming, and even dangerous for your pets! Animal shelters around the country report a dramatic increase in lost pets during the Fourth of July holiday, as many frightened pets try to escape the sights and sounds. Help your pets keep their cool on the Fourth of July with these safety tips:

  • Keep your pets indoors during the celebrations in a quiet, isolated room with covered windows (or in a bathroom or basement where there are no windows). Do not leave them outside unattended.
  • Turn on the radio or TV and turn up to normal volume.
  • Donít bring your pet to a fireworks display and do not leave your pet in the car. This is important to remember any time of year. It does not take long for the temperature inside the car to rise to dangerous levels, even if the outside temperature feels relatively cool.
  • If your pet has a history of being distressed by loud noises, consult with your veterinarian ahead of time. Ask about mild tranquilizers that may help to lessen your petís anxiety.
  • Play with your pet to create a distraction.
  • All pets, even those kept indoors, should always wear collars with ID tags. Pets can become so frightened during fireworks that they may take desperate measures to escape the noise, including breaking through a window or door screens. We strongly encourage you to have your pets microchipped, and make sure that your contact information is current in case your pet does get lost.
  • If your pet does become lost, contact your local animal control and surrounding shelters immediately. If you find a lost pet, take it to the nearest animal shelter. There is a good chance that their family will go there to look for them.
Ė Chuck Tourtillott
Executive Director



to see some of our available animals

Visit the new Kita's Kitty Cottage

Cats are now in residence! They love it!
We need more $$$ to build shelves & places for our cats.

With help of special donors, our new communal
living building for cats is a wonderful space.

Stop by and pet a cat

While visiting the Kitty Cottage you might also see some of our Community Cats,
cared for by us. Read more about our Community Cats.

Many dogs and cats are being put to sleep every month in California.
We need your help. $50 saves a life ... and we will find them a home.

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