Siskiyou County Animal Welfare


Average Countywide Annual Statistics

Total animals assisted *2,682
This figure represents about 6% of the human population of Siskiyou County

Area agencies are networking to gather and share countywide data for the purpose of educating the public and informing decisions with respect to animal welfare programs in Siskiyou County. This is a new project, so please check back often for updates.

Shelters, please use the contact form below to submit data.

Snip & This Place Called Home (homeless services, low-income outreach)
76 – Dogs taken in         141 – Cats taken in     9 shelter dogs spayed and neutered

SNIP and This Place Called Home collaborate closely to remove obstacles to responsible pet ownership and to eliminate pet overpopulation and unnecessary suffering and death. This Place Called Home works directly with communities to identify and meet needs of very low-income and homeless pet caretakers. The outreach team provides animal care and welfare education as well as donations of pet and human food, warm coats for both, and other critical needs for caretakers in dire situations.  Contact (541) 531-1086. Stay tuned for a new website with full details and upcoming events and projects.

Planned for 2018: 

  • Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinics.  Please call 926-1196 for more information and clinic dates
  • Pit Bull Month
  • Assist SNIP with the spay and neuter of at least 1,000 animals
  • Achieve zero homeless animals living on the streets
  • Strengthen local shelter and foster networks

Pending Data to be Collected and Disseminated:

  • Species-specific animal intake and adoption tracking for all area shelters
  • Pet transport for adoption
  • Spay/neuter costs for owned low-income and shelter animals
  • Detailed euthanasia rates
  • Owner surrender vs. found/abandoned*Not all area shelters have had the opportunity to report. Please check back often for updates. 

*Services may be duplicated for a small percentage of animals. However, coupons have historically only been provided to individuals, not shelters.

Siskiyou Humane Society
700 animals taken in
Over 1,000 animals assisted total
Zero unnecessary euthanasias

Siskiyou Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP)
900 surgeries per year

Siskiyou County Agriculture – Animal Control Division
– Unincorporated Areas
350 animals taken in including companion animals and livestock
Approximately 95% are adopted out, qualifying it as a no-kill shelter

Rescue Ranch 
350 animals taken in
Current shelter population: 65 dogs, 40 cats

Siskiyou County Domestic Animal Control Division
250 cats and dogs taken in