Mendocino Coast Humane Society   

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

  • To provide a safe haven for homeless animals and secure for them permanent, loving and responsible homes
  • To prevent and alleviate animal suffering
  • To work toward ending the problem of pet over-population through accessible spay/neuter services
  • To serve as a source of information and assistance regarding the care and well-being of companion animals
  • To prevent the euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals


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

We intend to assemble a collection of links to valuable resources for Mendocino Coast pet owners and friends. For now, we are relying on the materials and resources carefully assembled by the Denver Dumb Friends League, the agency where director Chuck Tourtilott started his career, and that we admire.

If you want to nominate links for inclusion here, please email them to the MCHS webster.

Mendocino Coast Humane Society

Adoption Center
19691 Summers Lane

Ark Thrift Shop
18274 Highway One

Fort Bragg, California 95437


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