I've sat on the boards of 30 non-profit organizations over the last 30 years, and the Placer SPCA is the best run non-profit organization with which I've been associated. All of their staff members are utterly dedicated to the organization's mission, and the staff and the volunteers do an incredible job every day maximizing the resources provided to them to the benefit of companion animals that come into their care. I don't know if I've seen a more dedicated group of people from top to bottom associated with a non-profit.
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.
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.
We no longer support them, as we choose to support other local groups that don't have the fundraising machine this group has. There are shoestring groups doing as much or more for animals, and they don't turn away animals because they come from outside Roseville. Placer SPCA is very choosy about the animals it takes, meaning many of the least adoptable have no place to go. That's why they can claim such low euthanasia rates. It's really a form of cheating.
We are sorry for your experience and would like to talk with you further. Please contact Matt Green, our Director of Operations, at [email protected] if you wish to learn more about our policies and procedures. In summary, the City of Roseville does contract with us to accept all animals including strays and owner surrendered animals from the City of Roseville. This allows us to legally house strays from the City. We are not legally able to accept strays animals from the other cities or the county. We can however legally accept owner surrendered animals from these other cities and the county and we do. Additionally, we transfer animals from Placer County Animal Services after the legally required holding times and as we have space available. We do not select animals based on adoptability. On any day at the Placer SPCA you may see many animals available for adoption from cute puppies and kittens to 15 year old cats and elderly dogs of all breeds and sizes. We also, with the generous support of the community, care for major medical needs from heartworm treatment to repairing broken limbs, dental disease and much more. We provide care and shelter for more animals in Placer County than any other government or private rescue organization and yes, the largest population of animals do come from the City of Roseville for the reasons described earlier. We have a talented staff and over 600 volunteers who share close to 50,000 hours of their time to support the many programs and services we offer to the community. Over 1000 of our animals are housed in volunteer foster homes throughout the year in order to allow us to serve as many animals as we can. Again, we welcome the opportunity to communicate with you further about your experiences as we are always looking for ways to improve our services. Lastly, we would like to emphasize that there are a number of wonderful animal rescue organizations throughout Placer County and encourage our community to support their efforts.
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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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Last year I found a Momma cat with several kittens, they were just days old. We decided to raise them and with that comes the responsibility to be a responsible pet owner.
The Placer SPCA educates and encourages the public to spay or neuter their pets as part of responsible pet ownership. For my new found momma kitty and her kittens this would not have been possible without help from SNAP (spay and Neuter Assistance Program). The application process was simple, and the Placer SPCA was very quick to respond to our request. We were able to get the momma cat and kittens spayed free of charge through agreements the Placer SPCA has with various local vets.
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
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!
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.
I have recently become a volunteer at the Placer County SPCA and I chose to do so for a couple of reasons.
My first reason is because of the way that they screen applicants to find good homes for their animals. I was looking to adopt several years ago and felt as a patron that the process was very thorough.
I also find the facilities to be very clean for the sake of the animals and patrons.
I like the fact that they don't euthanize the animals that come in unless they are found to not be adoptable. Even the sick or injured get a chance to a new home.
Very caring with finding homes for kittens, puppies, cats, dogs and rabbits. I especially like the fact that the PSPCA is a non-kill shelter and they always try to find homes for older animals that other wise would be destroyed. I highly recommend them!
The Placer SPCA consistently goes above and beyond my expectations.
It's always clean, and the staff are always super nice and helpful. They always do all they can to help the animals I foster, whether sick or unsocial, and provide me all the support I need to succeed.
I foster cats & kittens for SPCA. It's the most amazing organization I have ever known. They really care, the pets no matter what the circumstances are, being feral, injured, not so cute & not so friendly, these people try their hardest to fix it & find them good homes. The staff there always goes the extra mile to get them into foster homes that are best for them, so they can be the bets.
i have been a volunteer for over 5 years & it's the best thing I have ever done.
I love the Placer SPCA! In my opinon they are the best in northern Clifornia. They take care of all the animal like they were there own. Always getting walks, food, water, a clean area anything the animals may need. I love this place!!!
I am a foster parent for kitties for the Place County Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty......What a great experience...lots of support and expertise to help with me fostering motherless kittens..My first experience was so positive that I adopted two of my foster kittens..they are now three years old and just delightful...I support this charity anyway I can. Their thrift store is a treasure trove of goodies////
Placer SPCA is an amazing local charity! It is very well run, the staff and volunteers all care so much about the animals and the public - I wish all such non profits were as well organized and focused on their mission!
The Placer SPCA has been so helpful in granting my husband and I discounts for spaying and neutering. We live across the street from a park and many people have dumped off cats there. These poor kitties show up at our back door; the last one was already pregnant. With the PSPCA's help, we have altered all the cats we could catch or trap; as a result we've adopted or found homes for many friendly ones, and we feed the altered ones too feral to be adopted. Without the help of the Placer SPCA, this wouldn't have been possible.
We are also donors; we donate money and goods for their thrift shop when we can because we feel a great debt to this terrific charity.
We dealt with the PSPCA when adopting our new dog in June. The facility was well run and there was always staff and informed volunteers around to help guide us to find the perfect animal fit.
We were nervous about getting a new animal but the PSPCA had taken care of so much. For the adoption fee the animal already had its vaccinations, microchip, been neutered and had it's behavior evaluated so we had the most information possible when going forward.
We now recommend this shelter to everyone and I would like to volunteer one day.
We continue to support the Placer SPCA because they do an outstanding job of using their resources wisely. We have watched this organization grow responsibly over the years and respond to the needs of the community with increasing programs and support. And with the financial struggles we have all been faced with in the recent years, this organization continues to implement creative and worthwhile solutions to serve the Placer County community best, without skipping a beat. I know great things will continue to happen for the animals and people of Placer County, with Placer SPCA leading the way!
The Placer SPCA is an integral part of the community. They are involved in much more than just sheltering homeless and unwanted animals. Their spay and neuter programs are instrumental in reducing the overpopulation of pets in Placer County. They've received numerous grants and donations for this program and the money is well spent. The guardian angel program is also well received by the community and it's organizations. Throught grants and donations, animals that need medical treatment get it and become adoptable pets. These are just two of the many programs that the SPCA is involved with. They also educate the community about their programs and well as how to best to take care of their pets. They also have a staff educational person that shares the educational aspects of owning a pet with the local school children as well as hosting week long summer camp for numerous children.
Placer SPCA cares about animals and the people who adopt them into their families. Even "hard to place" animals find homes. While waiting to be adopted, volunteers spend many hours walking the dogs to make their stays as nice as possible. Staff is friendly and helpful and works hard to help the animals. They hold a number of fun "pet friendly" events not only to raise money but also to say "thank you" to volunteers and donors.
I have seen this organization help so many people and animals in the Placer County area. They've helped find many homes for animals in need, provided emergency healthcare services to strays and abandoned pets, helped low income pet owners provide necessary healthcare to their pets, provided education to children through their Critter Camp, etc. The organization is also managed by an incredible group of people who are known and greatly respected throughout out community. I love this organization and am proud to be able to help animals through them!
My spouse and I adopt old and/or ailing cats. It is hard to find other homes for them, and they always seem to be the happiest, most grateful creatures you'll ever be around. PSPCA does an excellent job of promoting their "tough to adopt" animals, and the staff members and volunteers always seem genuinely thrilled when one of those animals is adopted. At an open house at PSPCA years ago, they had a room in the front full of very senior cats. Guests were encouraged to play with the catt, who were not in cages and were surrounded by toys. I ended up with a wonderful old man cat named Max. A friend adopted a female who was 17 - and the cat just died at age 23.