Sacramento SPCA

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$3,965 raised by 40 donors

The Sacramento SPCA has been providing homeless animals with individual comfort, shelter, and love for 132 years. We provide compassionate medical care to tens of thousands of animals annually and offer a variety of programs and services designed to keep people and pets together for life. We are a local, independent, non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any other SPCA or humane society, including the ASPCA. All donations to the Sacramento SPCA go to help the animals right here in our community. Financial support for our programs and services is provided solely by donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Through our nationally ranked high-volume spay and neuter clinic (we are ranked as one of the top 10 clinics in the country!), adoption program, wellness and vaccine clinics and more, the Sacramento SPCA - with your support - is giving more than shelter and saving animals one life at a time.


Established in 1892, the Sacramento SPCA is dedicated to fostering a loving and compassionate community for animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships, and saving lives.


Because we do not receive government funding, we depend on your donations to house, feed, heal and place the thousands of animals entrusted to our care.

We Pay to Spay: We offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the breeds most commonly found in our shelter -- pit bulls and chihuahuas. It is our hope that by offering these services at a reduced fee ($25 and $50 respectively) we will make spay and neuter surgeries more accessible, especially to those who might not otherwise be able to afford a costly procedure. By ensuring that these pet owners have access to spay and neuter, we are preventing future unplanned litters, and reducing the number of homeless and unwanted dogs that are entering our care.

Paws for Health Fund: One out of four animals that come into our shelter needs some kind of extra veterinary care before they can be ready for adoption. Needs range from something as basic as ear treatment or teeth cleaning to critical, life-saving surgery. We also provide the 'senior special' to our in-house senior animals, which may include bloodwork and a full dental cleaning.

Feline Spay and Neuter Fund: We offer free spay and neuter services to free-roaming cats (if trapped in Sacramento County), 10 appointment slots per day, Monday through Saturday. Services also include mandatory ear tip, FVRCP and rabies vaccinations, as well as flea and earmite treatment if needed.

Paw Pantry: With many facing uncertainty on how they will afford to care for their pets, we launched the Paw Pantry - a free drive-through pet pantry providing cat food, dog food, and kitty litter to low-income qualifying families who cannot afford food for their pets. We also deliver pet food to seniors who cannot leave their homes as well as members of the unhoused community.

The Joe Willie Initiatives: Senior cats and those requiring extra medical attention are given second and third chances thanks to this donor-supported fund. Established in 2019, funds help provide medical, and placement help to promote the adoption of senior cats and cats with special needs.

Please visit our website at to see our current list of items needed for the animals or visit our Amazon Wish List at

Equity Statement

Better for you, better for animals

To achieve our mission of getting more animals safely into forever homes, we must create a place where all feel welcome. SSPCA is committed to:

- Extending the same compassion, patience, and forgiveness to people that we do for animals.

- Respecting the unique cultural and historical aspects of our clients’ relationships with animals.

- Addressing judgment, prejudices, and bias that create barriers to our services.

- Cultivating a workplace culture where a diverse team of staff and volunteers value their differences and build on their commonalities

Organization Data


Organization name

Sacramento SPCA

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category


Operating Budget

$10,000,001-$100 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

Animals, Seniors, General population

Local Counties Served



6201 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US





Social Media