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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: 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.

Geographic areas served: Placer County, California

Programs: Shelter operations - see attached list of accomplishments

adoption and education - see attached list of accomplishments

spay/neuter program - see attached list of accomplishments

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

LADickson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am honored to help Placer SPCA help abused and homeless animals in our area. Their kind and heartfelt attention to these abandoned pets is wonderful. Each animal is given the equal opportunity to be evaluated for possible adoption. They also screen potential "pet parents" to make sure the animal is going to an appropriate and loving home. I work at their thrift store and love being able to donate my time to bring much needed funds to the organization. I also am a 10 year member and donate as much cash as I can throughout the year. It is a pleasure to help these great folks and this great group do their best to help those beings without a voice.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband Lonnie and I choose to continually support the Placer SPCA for hundreds of reasons and in many ways. We feel the most important thing is the constant thread of compassion and kindness they show the animals and those of us blessed enough to live in Placer County.

With every encounter whether it be a surrender or adoption, I feel that the animal will be or has been cared for in an appropriate and humane manner.

Placer SPCA’s staff has consistently proven themselves to care more about others, both human and animals, than they do themselves. They are selfless volunteers who bring empathy and encouragement to the most needy of our community…those without a voice. By helping the most helpless, they encourage my family and I to support them in anyway we can. We help with more than monetary donations by being a constant cheerleader for their cause, bringing in our recyclable bottles and cans, volunteering and shopping and donating at the thrift store and donating food and other needed items to the shelter.

Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Wise words and those that we feel are followed very closely by the Placer SPCA.

The Placer SPCA gives those that can not speak a voice, those that can not defend themselves a safe haven. I have personally been involved with stories of abused and injured animals being made whole and given a new happy life due to their efforts.

LeeAnn Dickson

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a person who loves animals so intensly, it was often difficult for me to do volunteer work inside the shelter without having anxiety. The good folks at the Placer SPCA worked with me for a year allowing me to try different volunteer duties. Now, I'm a sales associated at the Placer SPCA Thrift Store on Saturdays. I'm utilizing my God given gift of gabbing on the sales floor and all proceeds directly benefit the Center! It's a win-win!

1 Linda23456

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with the dogs at the SPCA. I have enjoyed helping people pick out there new family members. One lady and her son came in with very different ideas of which dog they wanted. After meeting the dogs each of the two people wanted a different dog. Both family members were willing to give up their first choice to make the other person happy. After much discussion and counselling little Mo went home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As many family's today we are a very busy family and I simply didn't have the time to take classes and volunteer. The reason I initially started was my daughter's persistence and love for animals. I am ashamed to say I was not looking forward to it because I felt way to busy between full time work and raising three teenagers. But from the very first orientation I felt this sense of urge to participate and have felt hooked and now look forward to it! If you can just take the time (even just 4 hrs) to be a JR team it is a bonding experience that both you and your teen will remember forever!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at the Auburn SPCA. It is a new shelter and I work with the animals and help clean in the morning. This faucility had 2 kittens that had colds and were on med's twice a day. They looked pretty bad and no one was going adopt sick kittens. I suggested they go to a foster to get well and I was told that all the fosters were full. I said I could foster and was told that you had to be trained in fostering. I proudly said I was trained in fostering and I took 2 sick kitties home to make well. My dog at home was a SPCA rescue almost 4 years ago, but she had never seen cats or been with them. She was not sure what to make of them, but soon she was mothering them. Within a week they were well and looking great and playing. When they were returned it was amazing how good the looked and acted. They were soon adopted. The faucility is the greatest and the workers and CEO are all pretty special people.

2 Sara23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted animals from several rescue places throughout Northern California in the past but once I became a volunteer for the Placer SPCA two years ago I saw how they were above and beyond all the other non-profit animal rescue groups. They provide help to new pet owners and even pet owners that are not adopting from them with information, training, classes, and programs for free or low cost that you cannot get at other non-profits.

I have been a volunteer for two years and a foster volunteer for over a year and this group works hand in hand with the volunteers to provide the best place temporary home they can for these great future pets.

1 Su C.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a volunteer mentor, it is so rewarding to assist adopters to find the right pet, to know that they are going to a good home. Many people ask "how can you do this" but knowing that the animals are safe & fed keeps me going. Being a part of the entire adoption process is a "feel good" emotion.

I personally adopt older cats (11-15) as people often think they won't live long, or there will be behaviorial problems. But all they have done is bring me joy.

The shelter is like a community, where our one goal is to help animals find their "forever" home. I have been with them about 6 years. What you choose to do is up to you, ie walk dogs, pamper the cats, assist in adoption counseling, Petmobile, assist in training volunteers, and even foster care, You volunteer when it is best for you. They provide classes for all areas of interest.

PSPCA is truly a volunteer driven facility, with the heart in the right place.....A forever home for all the animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have begun the volunteer process at Placer SPCA and it has been nothing short of spectacular. All of the staff and full time volunteers have been extremely helpful and have made sure all of the new volunteers understand all parts of the shelter, not just being able to take animals out. They have educated us about how and why the shelter receives animals, the screening and review process and their plans for expansion to better serve the county. I have volunteered at other animal shelters and feel very lucky to be a part of Placer SPCA

Jessie23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Placer SPCA now for 7 months and I absolutely love it! I've wanted to volunteer since I adopted my first dog, Nike, when I was 15. Now that I am older and have had some free time on my hands, I cannot be happier to finally be a volunteer! The staff here is phenomenal and I have learned so so much in such a short amount of time. I can proudly say that I am ADDICTED to being at the shelter and being surrounded by so many great people and animals. The Placer SPCA rocks!

Teresa D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the Placer SPCA for almost 2 years. I have enjoyed working on the Pet Mobile at various events, as well as, tabling events at the local mall. During this time, not only have I been able to help cats and kittens get adopted, I have been able to answer questions the public have regarding spay/neuter programs, adoptions, becoming a volunteer, opportunities to help foster animals in need. I have helped people become aware that we have a facility in Roseville, California with a wide selection of cats, kittens and dogs just waiting for a forever home. I have handed out maps to our facility and later found those people looking for their future companion at the facility when I get back from volunteering on the Pet Mobile. These animals are all good, loving animals and our organization strives to match the animals personality with the owner's lifestyle so they are both happy. I am very happy to be affiliated with an organization that cares about the animals and the owners.