Help Pets Who are Lost  During 4th of July Weekend

The 4th of July weekend historically has an increase in lost pets.

To help with this, beginning the night of Friday, June 29th through the night of Wednesday July 5th, Salinas Animal Services (144 Hitchcock Rd. - the second shelter on Hitchcock Road) will have their after-hours (night drop) kennels open. Each kennel will have an information card that will need to be filled out by the finder in order for the shelter to have the best chance of reuniting the animal with its family.

Please use these kennels only when stray or lost animals are found inside the City limits of Salinas and Marina after the shelters are closed
- between the hours of 5:00 pm – 8:00 am.

Animal Control will have two officers on duty July 3rd and 4th as well.

Fireworks Laws

Fireworks Laws

Safe and Sane or None at All

The sale, display for sale, and use of safe and sane fireworks shall be permitted only during that period beginning at noon on June 28 and ending at 10:00 p.m. of July 5 of that same year. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell safe and sane fireworks within the city of Salinas without having first applied for and received a permit from the city as required under this chapter. (Ord. No. 2574 (NCS), § 2, 7-12-2016)

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What is a Dangerous Firework?

"Dangerous fireworks." Fireworks as listed and defined in California Health and Safety Code section 12505 and section 12561 and the relevant sections of Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations, as the same may be amended from time to time.

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