Big DoG Countdown: Placer SPCA
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Dozens of local organizations will be participating on May 6th in Placer County's Big Day of Giving. Each day we will be featuring one of the many participating organizations. Follow our daily series highlighting these great local organizations.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond. Our 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. We are a private, non-profit organization, not affiliated with any other entity and do not receive donations through the ASPCA or HSUS.
For 40 years, the Placer SPCA has reunited lost pets with their owners, enabled struggling families and individuals to keep their pets when times are tough, and matched homeless pets with those searching for a companion. It began in 1973 when a group of community residents committed to animal welfare in the greater Placer area could no longer watch the suffering of unwanted animals that were abandoned and left to fend for themselves, often succumbing to starvation, disease and euthanasia. In search of a loving home for these animals, compassionate volunteers founded the Placer SPCA.
In its early years, the Placer SPCA operated without a shelter, working solely out of a small office in Auburn. Then managed entirely by volunteers, hundreds of unwanted and abused animals were placed in foster homes until a permanent family could be found. Through the gift of a generous bequest, the current Placer SPCA Companion Animal Center in Roseville opened in 1995, and was expanded a few years later thanks to another legacy gift. Today, the Placer SPCA is the largest and most comprehensive animal welfare provider in Placer County. As a critically needed not-for-profit organization, the Placer SPCA shelters approximately 4,000 homeless animals annually, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, and other pets between our three locations: the Placer Companion Animal Center in Roseville, the Pet Adoption and Resource Center in Auburn and the Pet Food Express Cat Adoption Center at Fountains in Roseville. Stray, abandoned, owner-surrendered, injured and ill pets are cared for and sheltered at these three locations.
Impressively, the Placer SPCA's behavioral, educational and assistance programs have been instrumental in supporting the human-animal bond, enabling beloved pets to remain with their families and out of area shelters. The animals treated at the Placer SPCA's medical clinic benefit from access to the renowned UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's Koret Shelter Medicine Program. This direct access gives the Placer SPCA insights into the latest in veterinary science, shelter management, animal health and behavior, and research into issues affecting shelter animals. As such, the Placer SPCA offers the most comprehensive animal welfare programs designed to improve overall animal well-being and adoptability through kennel enrichment and socialization strategies, behavior modification counseling and training, foster care, and mobile adoption.
Working closely with the community, the SPCA provides adoption counseling, spay/neuter assistance and education, pet lost and found, pet classes and workshops, humane education, collaborative rescue efforts, and volunteer opportunities. Contrary to common belief, the Placer SPCA is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive donations from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). We do not receive government funding outside of contracted services. Our programs are funded solely through private donations, charitable foundations, corporate grants, fees for service, and a recently opened thrift store.
Primary Organization Category
Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Geographic Area Served
The Placer SPCA serves all of Placer County, California including Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, and Meadow Vista, as well as the smaller communities and unincorporated areas of Placer County.
Complete Profile and Financial Information may be viewed online at Giving Edge
Join us on May 6th and take part in the 24 hour giving challenge to support the many nonprofits in our region.
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