Most urgent animals (Code Red)


Code Red animals are in urgent need of adoption or rescue. 

The city’s shelter refuses no pets, and many are sick (upper respiratory infections, heartworm, etc.) and simply need medical treatment. Others are females with newborn litters who cannot stay within the shelter environment for a long period of time.

All of these animals need immediate help!

Adoptions of a Code Red animal will require a signed health waiver.

If your organization wishes to tag an animal for rescue:

An email must be sent to by 12 p.m. (noon) on the day the animal is scheduled to be euthanized and must include the following information:

  • Organization name
  • Requestor name
  • Animal identification number ("A" number)