Placer SPCA's mission is to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond. Placer SPCA's vision is that every adoptable companion animal in Placer County has a home; every lost companion animal in Placer County is reunited with its owner; every dog and cat owner has access to affordable spay and neuter services; and every companion animal is treated with kindness and respect.
Our programs aim to educate our youth on the importance of respecting all creatures, great and small. Programs include Animal Camp, school and group presentations, Youth for Animals Club, scout programs, community service opportunities, guided tours, Be Kind to Animals Poster Contest, and tabling information at off-site events.
In 2017, the Placer SPCA served 91 youths through our popular summer Animal Camps and 8,500 students students through our age-appropriate school and group presentations.
The Placer SPCA's Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) is a subsidized incentive program that provides financial assistance for qualified residents of Placer County needing help with altering their pets.
Focused on reducing pet over-population and the number of homeless animals, donor-subsidized spay and neuter programs are available at the Roseville Animal Care Center and through a partnership with 13 Placer County veterinary clinics.
The Placer SPCA is committed to finding every animal in our care a permanent, loving home.
Residents from all over Northern California adopt animals from the Placer SPCA. All adopted cats, dogs, rabbits and other companion animals from Placer SPCA are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and given a certificate for a free veterinary exam.
Our Guardian Angel program was established to help special needs animals receive the care and attention they need before being placed into their permanent loving home. The program helps treat conditions such as heartworm, bordetella, and various infections, as well as help us cover veterinary expenses for diagnostic tests and other non-routine procedures.
- Thousands of animals each year receive medical care thanks to the Guardian Angel Program.
- Animals like Van, an injured kitten who was brought to Placer SPCA in the summer of 2013 after being found near death in the bushes along Vernon Street. Each of Van's little ears had been chopped off and glued on the tips to stop the bleeding. His whiskers also appeared to be burned. In addition to these horrific injuries, Van was also battling a severe upper respiratory infection and ulcers on his nose, lips, and tongue. Upon arriving at Placer SPCA, this special little guy received medical care. Due to his need for constant monitoring, he was released to the home of one of our dedicated foster volunteers, where he could receive medical care and start to heal.
- Thanks to donations made to Placer SPCA's Guardian Angel Program, thousands of animals just like Van are saved each year.
This unique program provides responsible pet owners an opportunity to apply for one-time financial assistance for emergency expenses, including veterinary care, rental deposits, and boarding fees. Without such support, owners often must surrender their pets - or worse yet, abandon them to the streets. The SOS Program applies to residents of Placer County only, who are truly in need but are, otherwise, responsible animal caregivers. They must be able to demonstrate a history of responsible pet ownership and be able to continue to provide a safe and humane home environment for the animal. The Placer SPCA relies on veterinarians and their assessment to help identify clients with a history of responsible pet ownership.
- Since unveiling this unique program in 2009, the Placer SPCA has assisted several hundred families with one-time financial assistance in order to keep people and pets together during financially difficult times.
- Here is just one of many stories we have received from a grateful SOS recipient: "Dear Placer SPCA, I just wanted to thank you so very much for giving me the funding to save my cat Timber's life. I will be forever grateful. I recently took him to my vet, Dr. Kaur, because he became ill rather quickly. Dr. Kaur determined he had a blockage due to gallstones. I am currently unemployed and if not for your quick response and generous funding from the SPCA, my vet let me know that Timber would have died. He spent two nights at my vet, and is doing well now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are just great."