Bradshaw Animal Shelter / TEAM Bradshaw

TEAM (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed to help the Bradshaw Animal Shelter of Sacramento County improve the health, well-being, and adoption prospects of the county's shelter animals. TEAM organizes and participates in fundraising, public awareness activities, and service projects designed to generate support for shelter animals and related programs. These include:
- Fundraisers, including the annual Whiskers & Wine event and TEAM's successful Critter Outfitter retail store
- A Special Medical Needs Program to provide supplemental veterinary care for injured and sick animals
- Community-based spay and neuter clinics serving the pets of low-income residents

TEAM has been "Teaching Everyone Animals Matter" for over 20 years. From the beginning, TEAM has supported the Bradshaw Shelter by funding special veterinary care for the shelter animals and by supporting the volunteers and staff who work tirelessly for the animals. TEAM has also made public education about animal issues a top priority. Urging the public to "Always spay, always neuter, always ID, always adopt a shelter pet," this message remains at the heart of TEAM's work. TEAM's primary function is to raise money for its Special Medical Needs Program, which funds specialized veterinary care and treatment for injured and neglected animals surrendered to the Bradshaw Shelter. Program funding also provides medical equipment and supplies for the shelter's on-site surgery facility.


Each year, thousands of animals end up at the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter. Most are discarded by their owners or lost, and many are impounded by shelter staff because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. A significant number arrive at the shelter unaltered, sick or injured, and funding for veterinary care and supplies is limited. That's why there's TEAM.


Our general funds are used to fund many TEAM activities, including animal care, community outreach, and education. TEAM purchases imperative medical equipment and supplies for the shelter veterinary staff, new beds for shelter animals, funding for contract veterinary professionals to assist shelter staff, and engages in community outreach activities that promote adoption and animal care.

Our Special Medical Needs Program funds critical medical treatment for animals. In the last year, TEAM has funded several specialist consultations, tests, and treatments that have made a huge difference in the lives of animals. Animals that otherwise may have been euthanized are able to receive necessary medical care with the ultimate goal of the animal being able to be adopted.

Our Spay and Neuter Program helps provide low-cost spay and neuter services to the community. Spaying and neutering animals helps reduce shelter overcrowding and euthanasia.

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Bradshaw Animal Shelter / TEAM Bradshaw

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TEAM Bradshaw

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Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted


3839 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827



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