Santa Maria Animal Shelter 03-ND-08

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Santa Maria Animal Shelter 03-ND-08
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Urban, CF, Community Facility (Comp) PF, Public Facility (Zoning)
Document Description
This project consists of a 17,577 square foot one-story animal shelter with a 2,589 square feet interior court for a total area of 20,166 square feet on approximately 5 acres of land. Based on the design, the animal shelter will include areas for up to: 70 visitors, 12 shelter staff and 5-20 volunteers, 114 cats and 79 dogs, and an area for other small, domesticated animals. A veterinary clinic and surgical suite will include a reception area for the public and infirmary or quarantine area. The public area will include an interior yard for 12 people to interact with dogs, a visitation lounge for cats, a classroom for 42 people, a break room for 6 people, and public restrooms. The administrative area includes the Director's office, volunteer office, and offices for clerical, shelter and field staff. There are also areas for stray animal drop-off, animal intake and registration, food preparation, animal groom, laundry, euthanasia, and dead animal storage.

Contact Information

Larry Appel
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Foster / Hwy 135
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
135/ US 101
Santa Maria Municipal
Orcutt Jr. High
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Other (Public Facility)
Local Actions
County Exempt
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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