Mendocino Coast Humane Society   

Saving animals’ lives since 1987

The Mendocino Coast Humane Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that, with your help, makes a positive difference in the lives of animals and the people who care for them.

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Our mission: To contribute to a better life for animals and to inspire public awareness of animals' needs.


   Due to county and statewide orders regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, MCHS is closed to the general public with the exception of limited essential services by appointment only. This includes returning stray animals to their owner, adoptions, and spay/neuter clinic services. If you’d like to inquire about making an appointment, please call 707-964-7729. We kindly ask for your patience as we are trying to return calls as quickly as possible while our office is not staffed regularly throughout the day.
   Because we are only able to provide limited services at this time, our shelter’s income is very limited as well. Compounding this difficulty is the temporary closure of the Ark Thrift Shop, which is our primary revenue source. At this time, most of our paid staff has been laid off. The five remaining staff members are rotating to cover all animal care duties 7 days a week, while striving to maintain a safe distance from each other at all times.
   Our greatest need at this time is monetary donations to support our essential services and the animals in our care. If you can, please consider making a donation via check or Paypal. We know times are difficult for everyone right now, and we greatly appreciate your support.
Chuck  Tourtillott
Executive Director
Mendocino Coast Humane Society
19691 Summers Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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While many thousands of animals across the country are in hopeless situations, here at the Mendocino Coast Humane Society your generosity enabled us to save 98% of the homeless animals that came through our doors during the 2014/15 fiscal year.

In an average month, we give temporary homes to 30 dogs and 65 cats, at a cost of $30,000. More than 50% of this comes from your generous donations, for which we thank you on behalf of the animals, who live good lives with us while awaiting their forever homes.

Help us save the lives
of homeless animals

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:

Thank you, Volunteers!

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Molly is an active 8 years young German Shepherd mix who is looking for a family to adore her as she enters her golden years. She could use some obedience training and might do best as the only dog in the home. Thank you for adopting a shelter animal.

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Mendocino Coast Humane Society

Adoption Center
19691 Summers Lane

Ark Thrift Shop
18274 Highway One

Fort Bragg, California 95437


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