Santa Barbara County Animal Services New Monthly Data Dashboard

Santa Barbara County Animal Services (SBCAS) has a new monthly data dashboard. This report compares animal shelter operations between 2021 and 2022 to give community members a thorough understanding of changes in animal intakes, adoptions, foster care, transfers to partnering agencies, and animal control officer calls. With a renewed commitment to providing the highest level of animal care and keeping community stakeholders informed, the SBCAS team will be sharing this new data report monthly along with a summary of major highlights from the Animal Services Director.

SBCAS leadership will share updates in monthly Director’s summary on upcoming projects identified, including an interactive lost and found map, expanded service hours, and further steps towards increasing visibility of the work of SBCAS, and its partners, countywide.

“We welcome everyone who wishes to contribute to making life better for local homeless pets,” shared Aguilar. “Whether it is through the donation of time through volunteer opportunities, or by opening your heart and home to a foster pet, your gift of kindness makes an impact.”

To sign up for the monthly Animal Services Director’s Summary, data reports, and other SBCAS-related news, visit

For volunteer opportunities and information about fostering or adopting, visit