Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where are you located? We do not currently have a physical shelter to house animals or an office space. We are a foster-based organization with all our animals housed in volunteer foster homes. Our P.O. box is: 

4120 Dale Rd.

Ste J-8 #255

Modesto, CA 95356


  • I found a stray dog/cat/rabbit; can you take it? We are not able to take in strays for legal reasons. In Stanislaus County there is a mandatory 14-day holding period to assume ownership.

  • I know of an animal that is being abused or neglected; can you do something about it? This is an issue for law enforcement. You would need to file a complaint with your local Animal Control enforcement agency. While we empathize with knowing an animal is suffering, we do not have powers of enforcement or investigation. 

  • There are too many stray cats in my neighborhood; can you pick them up and take them? These cats are referred to as community cats. It is up to the neighborhood to help control the population. If you live in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus Animal Services (Modesto, Ceres, Hughson, Patterson, Waterford, or with a county address in an unincorporated area) please contact the shelter for more information.