For over 100 years, the City of Palo Alto has operated the Animal Shelter and your monetary and supply donations were greatly appreciated. As of February 2019, the City of Palo Alto has contracted Redwood City-based Pets In Need, who is now operating the shelter. The majority of funding Pets In Need receives is through your generous donations. So if you would like to donate to the Animal Shelter and help fund their efforts, please visit

The City of Palo Alto still provides Animal Control services for the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. Donations you make here will go directly to the Animal Control Officers and help fund animal rescue efforts. If you would prefer to mail in your donation, please mail to 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 and write "Animal Control Donation" on the check.

The City's tax ID# is 946000389. Thank you for your generosity!


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