Sacramento SPCA
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Programs

Description
The Sacramento SPCA operates the only high-volume spay/neuter clinic in Northern California and is ranked as the #2 clinic in the nation for surgeries done at a single location. Spay/neuter services are provided to all animals before adoption. The Sacramento SPCA also offers spay/neuter services to the public, municipal shelters, and rescues through our high-volume clinic. The shelter's 'We Pay to Spay' program offers no-cost surgeries for pit bulls and pit bull mixes, and the SPCA also offers special spay/neuter clinics for feral cats. In 2018, Sacramento SPCA veterinarians altered 18,370 animals as part of our continued efforts to curb the pet overpopulation crisis in our region.
Budget
$1,186,600
Program Successes
- Since 2007, the Sacramento SPCA has performed more than 220,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, and is ranked as the #2 clinic in the nation for surgeries done at a single location
- 30,020 feral and community cats have been altered by Sacramento SPCA veterinarians in the last 11 years
Description
The Sacramento SPCA is dedicated to helping build stronger bonds between dogs and their people by providing a well-rounded program of training and behavior services to the public. In addition, we have implemented a behavior modification program where staff works with animals in our care before they are placed on the adoption floor. These are dogs who would do great in a home, but have a really tough time in the shelter environment. Doing this work ultimately allows us to find more dogs homes by addressing these behavior challenges, and even doing follow up phone consults with specific dogs after adoption.

Our foster care program provides temporary care for orphaned animals that need extra care and time to grow until they are ready to be placed up for adoption. Some of these animals are sick or injured or have behavioral issues, others are too young for adoption, and some simply scared and in need of extra TLC. Foster care volunteers receive all the supplies necessary to care for their foster animal at no charge, including food, bedding, and medication. We also work with a large number of rescue groups to help place animals into loving homes.
Budget
$270,000
Program Successes
- In 2018, 1,021 animals were helped through our foster care program and 304 animals were placed through rescue.
- In 2018, 438 animals were transferred in from other shelters, including animals from the Sacramento City and County shelters, as well as areas impacted by Hurricane Michael and The Camp Fire.
Description
At the Sacramento SPCA, our dream is that every animal in our community will someday be able to see a vet whenever there is a need. In 2018, in conjunction with our vaccine clinic, we launched a Wellness Clinic to provide low-cost veterinary exams, treatments for minor medical conditions, and preventative care services every Monday and Tuesday, as well as a mobile wellness and vaccination clinic on Sundays. These services help keep animals in our community healthy, prevent the spread of disease, and strengthen the bond between owners and their pets.

As part of our Senior Services program, for those 65 years of age and older, we offer no-cost vaccination services every Monday and Tuesday. We also offer a 20% discount to seniors and their pets on microchips and spay/neuter services, and offer discounted rates for dog training classes. (For seniors looking to add a furry family member, adoption fees are waived for animals five years or older!) At the Sacramento SPCA, we work to ensure the continued relationship between our local area seniors and their pets so they can maintain their special bond.

Budget
$350,000
Program Successes
- In 2018, the Sacramento SPCA administered 16,261 low-cost or free vaccinations
- 1,277 low-cost wellness exams were performed in 2018
Description
The Sacramento SPCA is very fortunate to have more than 850 dedicated volunteers who assist in nearly every area of the shelter, as well as at special events. In 2019, volunteers donated more than 47,424 hours to help the mission of the SPCA.

Volunteers are given extensive and on-going training by both peer volunteers and SPCA staff. Volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to): dog walking, cat and small animal socialization, office/clerical assistance, special events assistance, spay/neuter clinic assistance, community outreach, and adoption counseling.

To learn more, visit www.sspca.org/volunteer.
Budget
$67,000
Program Successes
- For seven years, the Sacramento SPCA has been named the 'Best Place to Volunteer' by Sacramento magazine readers
- Volunteers support our staff in a variety of areas making our work on behalf of the animals possible