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Sacramento Area Animal Coalition

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 882

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PO Box 161043 Sacramento CA 95816 USA



We've provided more than 26,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries since 2000. SAAC is an all-volunteer organization with very little overhead. About 97% of donations we receive go directly to the animals.

Target demographics:

spay and neuter dogs and cats at low cost to prevent unwanted animals from entering area shelters

Direct beneficiaries per year:

spay and neuter 4,000 dogs and cats

Geographic areas served:

Sacramento and Yolo Counties


Spay Day, Voucher Program, Feral Cat Assistance Program

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Reviews for Sacramento Area Animal Coalition

Rating: 5 stars  

SAAC is an amazing organization! As a volunteer with Spay Day 2011, I was tremendously impressed with how organized and well thought out the process was. The computer program designed for scheduling appointments was excellent. I have used similar programs for business that literally cost millions to design and maintain - and they pale in comparison to the SAAC program which was created by several volunteers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The SAAC email list is an invaluable tool for people that do animal rescue in this area - MANY pets and people have been rescued, educated, assisted and given needed support because of it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding!

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


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Rating: 5 stars  

Greetings! Over the past 2 years I have become increasingly involved in what's known as the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) process for feral cats in and around my neighborhood. It all started when me and a neighbor began feeding a half-dozen feral cats who roamed the streets around our homes. He fed a few here and there, and I did the same. Either of owned any cats of our own, but over time we came to develop relationships with these beautiful creatures. These particular colony of feral cats were already grown, and so not too amendable to being domesticated pets. However, about six months into feeding them some of the females began having kittens, and both my neighbor and I knew something had to be done to stop the cycle, but what? We didn't have the slightest idea about how to successfully catch these cats, nor did we have the money to take each one to the vet to be spayed and neutered. And that's when we heard from another friend of ours about the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (SAAC)! They're website was such a great resource and provided some basic information about feral cats and the importance of spaying/neutering them. Not only did they provide affordable spay/neutering (only $10 per cat!), they also provided us with all the information we needed about where we could buy the traps, the TNR process, and options for adoption. It was through the SAAC that we learned that young feral cats can be domesticated, which was so exciting because both my neighbor and I both wanted to adopt the little guys! I now have 2 and he has 5 of the feral kitties! They are all spayed/neutered, have all their shots, and are healthy as can be! We still continue to TNR feral cats, and have spayed/neutered 32 cats to date, 14 of which have been successfully adopted by our friends and family! Yay!!! Thank you SAAC for all the hard work, dedication, love, and resources you put into our community in helping to educate one another about how we can make a difference without breaking our pocket books! These cats have brought so much joy into our lives! Thanks you again so very much, and for anyone reading this-- please support the SAAC!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My one-on-one interaction with members of the SAAC, as well as the resources on their website!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding and volunteers!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This group is really dedicated and on-the-ball. The board members are extremely helpful in fundraising efforts, they all "pick up a shovel" at the last minute when needed and have extensive expertise about animal welfare resources in the community. I love that ALL the profits go directly to the animals and that this is a tight-knit, efficient and highly dedicated team. It is really rewarding to work with them and I hope we can keep the money coming to help those who can't help themselves!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

terms of seeing the large numbers of our local animals who receive low-cost spay/neuter services and having the pleasure of working with smart, dedicated and innovative people dedicating their time and skills to helping our local animals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would work on obtaining a volunteer dedicated solely to fundraising efforts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

These are wonderful people. In addition to giving advice very quickly, many members of the list offered to help pay for the vet's services!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

more than one way. Three years ago, I asked for help with TNR at my apartment complex and someone more experienced came to help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not do anything except give them money if I could.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The energy and dedication of the members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...


If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spay and neuter most animals in this area

Ways to make it better...

there was more funding

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...


One thing I'd also say is that...

there should be a fund to pay a vet for those who cannot afford vet services

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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