Sacramento SPCA

Established in 1894, 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.

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Address:6201 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
County or Parish:Sacramento
Primary NTEE:Animal Related 
Sub NTEE:Animal Protection & Welfare 
Executive Director:Kenn Altine
Primary Phone:916-383-7387
The Sacramento SPCA is 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 animals right here in your community. The Sacramento SPCA also does not receive funding from any federal, state, or local government agency. Financial support for the organization's programs and services is provided solely by donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Since 1894, the staff and volunteers of the Sacramento SPCA have been working to change the lives of animals in the Sacramento area through a growing variety of programs and services designed to improve the well-being of companion animals in our community. Through our successful adoption program, high-volume spay and neuter clinic, behavior and training programs, senior services offerings and more, the Sacramento SPCA - with your support - is making a difference in the lives of animals and people in our community.
In 2016, the Sacramento SPCA successfully re-homed more than 3,500 stray or surrendered animals. Our foster/rescue department and its volunteers took nearly 800 sick, unweaned, scared or stressed into their homes and cared for them until they were ready to be re-homed. Our veterinary staff performed spay/neuter surgeries for nearly 18,000 animals. We provide services to our local shelters, rescue groups and residents who come to us from as far as Calaveras and Contra Costa counties. We are the region's leader in spay and neuter and provide an essential service to help reduce pet overpopulation in our community.

In addition to providing spay/neuter for owned pets, the SPCA provides free surgeries annually through its "We Pay to Spay" pit bull spay/neuter program. The SPCA also holds special surgery clinics specifically for feral cats. Since we first started holding spay/neuter clinics for feral cats, we have altered more than 23,000. We also provided more than 14,000 low-cost vaccinations to our community's animals, helping to prevent unnecessary illness and disease. In order to save animals' lives and provide much needed services at low cost to our community, we need your help. As the only non-profit animal shelter in Sacramento that receives no government funding, we ask that you choose the Sacramento SPCA first when making a donation for the animals. Together, we can save animals in our community, one life at a time.
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Program - Our "Paws for Health Fund" provides veterinary care for animals in need of extra care.
  2. Funding: Program - Our feral cat clinics need funding so that volunteers can continue to bring cats in and keep these clinics full.
  3. Funding: Program - To help reduce the number of pit bulls and pit bull mixes from entering the shelter, we offer free spay/neuter surgeries to low income pet owners of pit bulls and pit bull mixes.
  4. Funding: Unrestricted - Funds to help offset costs of animal care and general operations.
  5. In-Kind Donations - Please visit our website at to see our current list of items needed for the animals.
'As the new CEO of the Sacramento SPCA, I am excited by the opportunities we have to help animals - and the people who love them. For more than 120 years, we have offered a safe haven for dogs and cats and finding them new homes. But with your help, today we are giving more than shelter: our low-cost spay/neuter clinic directly addresses animal overpopulation, our free senior clinic helps older residents keep their cherished companions by eliminating economic barriers, and we are constantly working on solutions to help animals stay in the homes where they are loved by providing alternatives to surrendering an animal.'

Kenn Altine, CEO