New beginnings for the animals of Merced County…

Who we are

New Beginnings for Merced County Animals non-profit organization is dedicated to helping the animals at the Merced County Animal Shelter as well other locations in Merced County. We do not have a facility. Animals are housed with individual foster families in the area.

What we do

Our primary focus is helping to reduce the shelter’s euthanasia rate by providing transportation for the animals to various rescue organizations. We also take animals with medical issues out of the shelter and arrange for veterinary and foster care.

What we need most

We rely heavily on donations and volunteers for foster and transport help. Veterinary bills and the cost of fuel are our biggest expenses. Please visit the volunteer page or submit the short form above to help. All donations made are used directly to help the animals.

To make a donation please use the donation button at right or email us at

Phone: Sharon at 209-769-2122 or Kristen at 209-564-1668
Donation checks can be mailed to:
New Beginnings for Merced County Animals
P.O. Box 1045
Winton, CA 95388

We are always in need of new volunteers. Please visit our Volunteer page, call or submit the Volunteer form at right.
The dogs and cats of Merced County thank your for support.
Federal ID#36-4704902