do I do if I have an emergency?
shelter provides 24-hour emergency services for injured,
vicious or stray animals creating a traffic hazard.
For assistance after normal business hours call the
Police Department at (831) 636-4330 and an Animal Control
Officer will be paged.
do I do if I find a stray animal after hours?
Animal Shelter has a stray animal drop off after normal
business hours, to safely house stray animals. The kennels
are located on the east side of the shelter building.
you provide stray animal pick up?
Animal Control Officers respond to reports of stray
domestic animals, animal cruelty complaints, biting
animals, aggressive animals, dead animals in roadways,
rabies control, and code enforcement complaints, such
as barking dogs.
you have volunteer opportunities?
(Volunteers in Policing) are always needed to provide
assistance in carrying out the daily duties at the shelter.
applicants must be 18 years of age and volunteer a minimum
of eight hours per month. We encourage qualified, motivated
individuals to join our VIP team.
information click here
you have animals for adoption?
goal of the Hollister Animal Shelter is to find a loving
home for every adoptable animal in our care. Wonderful
dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are available for adoption
do I adopt an animal?
fees include the cost of the animals spay or neuter,
vaccinations, micro chipping, license if applicable
and any other treatment the animal may need. Adoption
fees may vary depending on medical treatment given to
I make a report online?
Hollister Animal Control Bureau can receive online reports
for barking dogs. Please include contact information
in your report so we can verify your information with
the online report.
REPORT ONLINE HERE (This
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do I report a lost/found animal?
Animal Shelter receives thousands of lost or abandoned
animals each year, and maintains a directory of lost
and found pets that is available to the public. If you
lose a pet contact the Animal Shelter immediately to
file a lost pet report, and if you find a pet, by law
you must notify the Animal Shelter as pets are considered
personal property. We will file a found pet report if
you want to hold on to it or arrange to have the pet
picked up and brought to the Animal Shelter.
a listing of Adoptions and Lost & Found pets, please
click on the link below:
and where do I license my dog?
dog residing in the City limits of Hollister or the
unincorporated area of San Benito County must have a
dog license. Licenses can be obtained at the Hollister
Animal Shelter located at 1331 South Street or City
Hall 375 Fifth Street. Please provide proof of a current
rabies vaccination. License fees co-inside with
the duration of the rabies vaccination. Following are
year altered dog $9,
year altered dog $13,
year altered dog $18,
year unaltered dog $18,
year unaltered dog $28,
year unaltered dog is $36.
DOG LICENSE APPLICATION
cats required to have a license?
cats are not required to be licensed in San Benito County
and the City of Hollister, they are required to have
a current rabies vaccination.
do I do if a dog bites me or if my dog bites someone?
skunks, raccoons and foxes are some of the many animals
who transmit rabies. San Benito County and the City
of Hollister both require current rabies vaccinations
on all dogs and cats. If you are bitten or scratched
by any warm blooded animal including your pet dog or
cat you must contact the Animal Shelter, Environmental
Health Department or your physician immediately.
the Animal Shelter provide any vet (medical) services/
or Low-cost Spaying / Neutering?
Hollister Animal Shelter does not provide any medical
services for the public, below is a list of Veterinarians
and Low –Cost spay/neuter clinics and low-cost vaccination
Hospital – (831) 637-0031
Pet Care Center – (831) 637-7387
Veterinary Clinic – (831) 637-2580
Veterinary – (831) 637-0097
House Call Vet – (831) 262-0253
Friends – (831) 634-1141 (The Hays-Stratton Low-Cost
of Assisi Low-Cost Clinic– (408) 683-0866
Your Pet Mobile Vaccination Services– (831) 206-5548
/ 796-0658 (1 st , 2 nd , and 4 th Saturday of every
month at Pet World)
I microchip my pet at the Animal Shelter?
Animal Shelter provides micro chipping for cats and
dogs. The microchip is a type of permanent identification
if your pet gets lost or if your pet is stolen, it is
not used as a tracking (GPS) device. Your pet's microchip
is inserted between the shoulder blades just under the
skin and it only takes a few minutes to insert the chip
and complete the paperwork.
the Animal Shelter accept donations of blankets, towels,
toys, food etc..?
donations are accepted at the Animal Shelter at 1331
South Street. Donations of blankets, toys, food, and
other animal items are greatly appreciated.
do I report a barking dog?
dog complaints can be reported by calling the Animal
Shelter and providing the animal control officer with
the address where the barking dog lives, and provide
a log of the times and duration of the barking in order
for officers to resolve the problem. Sometimes dog owners
are away from home and are not aware of their dogs'
behavior. To make a formal complaint, please print and
complete an Affidavit of Complaint form and mail it
to 1331 South Street, Hollister Ca. 95023 or bring it
to the Animal Shelter during business hours.
can I do about feral cats?
you have a feral cat problem you can call the Animal
Shelter for a cat trap rental or if you have a cat trap
already you can bring the cat in the trap to the Animal
do I call for problems with wildlife?
you are having problems with wildlife you can call the
Wildlife Center at 628-3400 or the USDA Wildlife Specialist
at 637-5344 ext.14.
the Animal Shelter accept owner surrenders?
Hollister Animal Shelter accepts all owner-surrendered
animals for a fee of $20.00 dollars per animal. If you
have lost your home and are no longer able to care for
your pet, please call the Animal Shelter if you need
help with your pet
the Animal Shelter provide Euthanasia services?
Shelter provides Euthanasia services for injured, sick,
aggressive, or aged pets. The Shelter does not provide
owner present Euthanasia's.
do I call to pick up a deceased animal?
you have a deceased pet you can bring it to the Animal
Shelter for a fee of $12.00 dollars. If you want to
report a deceased stray animal you can call the Animal
Shelter at 636-4320 and an officer will go out and remove
it during business hours.
the joy of holidays, sometimes we forget how the commotion
and activites can affect our pets. The links below have
helpful suggestions to make your pets enjoy the holidays
just as much as you do.
do I call for bee problems?
Animal Shelter does not handle problems with bees, you
will need to call a bee removal service or pest control
service. The Animal Shelter does have a contact for
any bees nesting on city property; call the Animal Shelter
at 636-4320 for information.
is the limit of dogs/cats allowed in the city/county?
If you live within the city limits of Hollister you
are allowed to own 3 dogs and 3 cats. If you live in
the county you are allowed 5 dogs and 8 cats.
I make an anonymous complaint?
you wish to make a complaint but want to remain anonymous,
the officer will need your name and phone number to
call you for information. All complaints are anonymous
unless you are required to sign a complaint for the
issue of a citation.
can also make a report to WeTip. WeTip accepts tips
anonymously online, if your tips lead to a conviction
you may be eligible for a reward. Click here