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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: 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.

Results: In addition to other exciting benchmarks, the Sacramento SPCA recently expanded its Senior Services Program to include free monthly pet vaccination clinics, in-home pet care for qualified seniors, fee-waived pet adoptions for those 65 and older, a senior pet food bank, and more. We are grateful to our supporters, volunteers and staff for making this program and so many others possible.

Target demographics: animals and the people who love them

Direct beneficiaries per year: 33,000 animals including our spay/neuter clinic and animal adoptions

Geographic areas served: Sacramento

Programs: High-volume spay/neuter clinic Adoptions Senior services Humane Education Dog training and pet behavior assistance Free pit bull spay/neuter program Volunteer program Foster care and rescue programs Special events Low-cost vaccination clinics Feral cat TNR program

Community Stories

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having been associated with the SSPCA for more than 35 years as both a board member and a volunteer, I can truly say that I believe I know the organization inside and out. They have never lost sight of their mission, and are in the region and beyond helping animals both in the shelter and outside, as they have done since 1894. Please seek specifics on charity navigator.org and on the organization's website at sspca.org.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experiences with the Sacramento SPCA have been stellar. They have a professional staff who understand and care for the animals they care take. The staff is open and engaging. Further, I have volunteered with the SPCA for many years and have found the experience with the other volunteers and the opportunity to work with the animals rewarding.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Sacramento SPCA is a wonderful organization that depends totally on donations. They have many great programs for seniors and summer camp for children. I have been very fortunate to be associated with this organization for many years. It is enriched my life and helped many animals in our community

Board Member

Rating: 5

Every 2-3 times a month I examine such nice pets, not only dogs and cats, but every so often a rabbit from the Sacramento SPCA. The new owners are so delighted with the service they have received, the friendliness and courtesy of the staff. When new owners leave the Sacramento SPCA, they are well prepared to receive their new family member into their home.
Zack R Morgan, DVM

Board Member

Rating: 5

Adopted the best dog from the SSPCA. Their feral cat spay Clinic is a lifesaver for the community. Just a great organization.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board member for 10+ years and it is the most rewarding experience. The SSPCA is the best run animal welfare organization and I am so proud to be affiliated with the organization. SSPCA's plans to expand services and build the Animal University are visionary.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Sacramento SPCA does such wonderful work helping pet parents provide affordable care to the animals they love. What an amazing organization that gives back to the animals in the community in so many ways. We are so lucky they exist! I am a proud parent to two former "fur kids" whom they rescued and provided for. Keep up the great work. I feel honored to have the opportunity to support this organization and the pet community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted two senior animals from the Sacramento SPCA, and I can't say enough about how compassionate and supportive they have been. From the time I entered Gracie's Adoption Center, the staff greeted me, thanked me for coming, and helped me find just the right companion. Maybe more importantly, the staff at the SSPCA do an exemplary job caring for the animals in their shelter. Besides lots of love, professional veterinary care and wonderful housing, the animals are provided soothing classical music. I can't say enough about this wonderful non-profit. Thanks to each of the staff and the cadre of volunteers who pour their hearts and soul into caring for homeless animals in our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Sacramento SPCA has been serving the Sacramento Community by helping animals stay in their homes, and finding new homes for those in need for almost 125 years. With more than 2,500 volunteers and a dedicated staff, the SSPCA provides low-cost spay and neuter services, vaccines and other animal health care, behavior education and assistance to seniors in getting their pets to the vet or buying food. It is an awesome organization and I'm proud to have been a volunteer since the late 1980's and on the SSPCA Board of Directors for the past four years.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The social media presence is astounding. Very informative and uplifting. I adopted a 2 mo puppy from the Sacramento SPCA and they made it so simple. Yet, they insured that the dog was going to a good home before allowing me to adopt. It all made me feel very pleased with the future of the animals coming out of there. I've fostered some kittens and puppies for the SPCA, and the foster coordinator is always helpful when I have questions. even in the most trying of times with foster pets. Thank you so much for everything you do.

Donor

Rating: 5

Some people see their local animal "shelter" as a place to rescue dogs and cats - but the Sac SPCA is so much more. It is a place for our community to come together and actually help other humans, by helping animals. They have many programs for youth and adults alike, but I especially appreciate their Senior Services. To see a lonely senior smile with they are visited by a dog, cat or even a fluffy bunny through their Love on Loan brings me one of those happy tears. And there is much more that meets the eye at the Sac SPCA - so if you think they only adopt animals - give them another look. They provide our community with more than new four-legged family members (which is also a wonderful site to behold for humans and animals as well).

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Sacramento SPCA is truly making a difference in the lives of animals in our community. With such dedicated volunteers and staff, it really is the best place to spend your time. Their public education, training, and Spay/Neuter clinic really set them a part from other area shelters.

Rosemary15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Sacramento SPCA is the best nonprofit I have ever volunteered for. Truly, their level of animal care, compassion and love cannot be exceeded. They possess top professional members in their Board of Directors that manage this monolith with successful grace. Working with the vast numbers of volunteers on special events has been a sheer delight for they are the nicest bunch of folks I have ever met. We get the job done and have fun too. May their reign continue to grow and prosper! Sincerely, Rosemary Burnham

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the Sacramento SPCA for ten years and have enjoyed every minute I have been at the shelter. The staff is very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, they enjoy being with the animals. Most of the staff have pets of there own and also foster animals in need of extra care. The volunteers totally enjoy their time at the shelter and are very enthusiastic about helping all the animals find a loving home. I always look forward to my next visit to the Sacramento SPCA.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We've donated to the Sacramento, California SPCA for about 35 years, due to their extraordinary caring and concern for animals. I've volunteered with them doing special projects, such as book sales and Doggie Dashes, for almost five years. I've had countless opportunities to witness their affection for the animals they serve (lots of pats and kisses), and gentleness with the public (hugs, laughing), both at the shelter and during events. They also treat their volunteers with special consideration - we are sheltered and fed at every event. A wonderful organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since 1894, the SSPCA has worked to reduce pet overpopulation through affordable spay/neuter services, promote the humane treatment of animals through education and outreach, and assist pet owners through a variety of programs and services designed to keep pets and their families together for life. it is the best spca ever great people and leadership!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization really cares about its mission and its volunteers. The SPCA is the "go to" in the area because you can see that the staff care about the animals and do everything they can to make them safe and comfortable. They host large community events that are engaging and successful. I'm proud to be a small part of what they do.

Manina M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the SSPCA. Great events. Doggy Dash and Fur Ball. Social media is fun and pawsitive and gives the available adoptables greater exposure. Foster Programs. Senior Vaccine Clinic. We Pay to Spay program. Kong Brigade. Yappy Hours and more.
Kind and caring staff.
Pics:
Below Batty and Bueller hang out at a Yappy Hour. And my first two Foster Kitties Finn and Huckleberry.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Volunteer at the Sacramento SPCA for over a year and a half. I have been active with the Kitty Foster Program, the Kong Brigade for the dogs, the Senior Vaccine Clinic, We Pay to Spay program and several events. There are so many ways to put your skill sets to use. What an amazing organization. The staff is great and very supportive. It is all about the animals. Love this place. I am very happy and proud to be a Volunteer for the SSPCA.
Manina Machemer

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group even provides humane care for feral cats. They make sure that only highly trained people spend time with the dogs and cats to get them ready for adoption by their forever families. Plus, they are truly non profit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this organization for the last 6 years and not only is it a class act, it's public programs and volunteer training and commitment to animals and our community is second to none.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has saved so many lives in Sacramento. The only non-profit animal shelter, they are dedicated to serving the entire community and providing a high quality of care to the animals until they find their forever homes. A great place for low cost vaccines, spay and neuter and adoption. I have adopted two dogs from the SSPCA and their staff was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. They are my favorite charity as I know the funds are used for the care of the animals.