FRIENDS FOR LIFE ANIMAL RESCUE was founded in of 2001. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit California corporation. It is the goal of FFL to provide a bridge for animals from homelessness or abandonment to their forever homes by offering the following services:

SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM: stopping the births of unwanted animals by providing spay/neuter services for dogs and cats in low-income homes.

FOSTER CAT PROGRAM: volunteers care for cats or kittens in their homes until a loving “forever home” is found.

SHELTER EMERGENCY MEDICAL FUND: this program serves animals in need at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter who are suffering from illness and/or injury and have exceeded the amount of money allocated for veterinary care that the county shelter is able to provide.

HUMANE EDUCATION PROGRAM: a volunteer will come to classrooms or service organizations to discuss the FFL goal of ending animal homelessness, and what loving “forever homes” means to our community.

P.O. Box 962
Eureka, California 95502

greater rural rescue society

(530) 625-1078



A group of local community members dedicated to educating the public on the importance of spaying/neutering and vaccinating dogs and cats in Hoopa, Willow Creek, and Orleans, CA region. We also commit to finding permanent, loving homes for abused, neglected, and homeless animals.

If you live in Hoopa, Willow Creek, Orleans or vicinity and would like information on upcoming spay/neuter clinics, vaccinations, to join as a member, or to donate for this much-needed cause, feel free to contact Denise or Marilyn at (530) 625-1078 M-F 10-5p.m.

P.O. Box 1159 12701 Highway 96
Hoopa, California

humboldt animal rescue team (h.a.r.t)

(707) 616-6440




H.A.R.T. Is a volunteer-driven, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.  All of our staff members are volunteers and give of their time selflessly and without compensation. Our program can accept owner surrender cats and kittens on a case by case basis; please email circumstances to (we do ask for a reasonable surrender fee).  Our facility is equipped to care for a limited number of cats and kittens.  We do have a couple dogs and puppies in foster homes; email us to inquire about them.

8 West 6th Street
Eureka, CA

Animal Control Divison

Has dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens available for adoption as well as foster opportunities. 

Adoptable animals are listed on both and

980 Lycoming Ave
McKinleyville, California






We're a grassroots, all-volunteer organization working to improve the lives of animals in Humboldt County, California by providing access to low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, assistance with trapping and fixing feral cats, and adoptions of dogs and cats to loving homes.

We're a dynamic, passionate group, and we welcome your involvement at any level. Please take a few minutes to explore our site and learn more about what we do and how you can help. Thanks for caring!

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 7236
Eureka, CA 95502

Clinic address:
3954A Jacobs Avenue
Eureka, CA 95501



(Humboldt spay neuter network)

(707) 442-7729



Miranda's Rescue For Large & Small Animals is a NO-KILL, RESCUE, ADOPTION AND SANCTUARY facility that brings relief to hundreds of distressed, neglected, abused & discarded animals, large & small, every year. They are a 50 acre facility with 30 working acres. They are located on the corner of Drake Hill & Sandy Prairie Roads. Our property is divided into two sections. The Drake Hill Road Entrance houses our wonderful, hugable and adoptable dogs, puppies, cats & kittens while the Sandy Prairie Road Entrance houses the large & small animals up for adoption as well as sanctuary animals.

Dogs and cats are available for adoption from the hours of 10am-2pm Wed through Friday, 10am-4pm on Saturdays, 12pm-4pm Sundays. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Please call for an appointment to view other large and exotic adoptable pets and sanctuary animals.

1603 Sandy Prairie Road,
Fortuna, CA 95540


Miranda's rescue

(707) 725-4449



Both a pet supply store and groomer with adoptable pets (kittens and dogs).


1580 Nursery Way
McKinleyville, California

Redwood Pals Rescue is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to support rescue and adoption efforts of animals that are at risk in the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in addition to working to improve the quality of their lives....We pay to take the rescue and shelter dogs to much-needed training each week, pay for boarding when we have more dogs that need rescuing than we have space in foster homes, pay the balance on spay and neutering when the grants run out, pay medical costs for our rescue dogs, pay for food when our generous foster families are tapped out, pay for leashes and treats when the shelter runs low and all the miscellaneous items that give our rescue and shelter animals a better life. 

P.O. Box 2913
McKinleyville, California

sequoia humane society

(707) 442-1782



The Sequoia Humane Society is a no-kill shelter whose mission is to be a community leader in reducing pet overpopulation by providing a high-standard of care and through programs such as adoption, spay/neuter and education.

Our philosophy at the Sequoia Humane Society is that animals are “people” too, and they deserve our love and respect. We aim to place every pet that comes to us in a loving, forever home where they will be welcomed as a family member.

6073 Loma Ave
Eureka, California

sierra pacific furBabies

(707) 441-9502



Sierra Pacific Furbabies is a 501c3 animal rescue with locations in both SoCal and NorCal. Our mission is rescue and rehoming of pets in high kill shelters. The mission of Sierra Pacific Furbabies, Inc is to reduce the population of homeless pets through rescue, foster, and adoption of abandoned pets, trap-spay/neuter programs, and public education.

Northern California Division
Shannon Ventuleth
Phone: 707-441-9502
Cell: 760-717-8417

Wildlife care center

(707) 822-8839



Bird Ally X/Humboldt Wildlife Care Center (BAX/HWCC) is a non-profit, permitted, volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native wildlife in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties of California. It is our mission to release strong and healthy animals back to their native habitats. In addition, our education team strives to promote an expanded awareness of nature, an enhanced understanding of local ecosystems and an ethic of responsibility toward our shared world.

2182 Old Arcata Rd
Bayside, California