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Placer County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals

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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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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.

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placer-spca 10/20/2011

We are sorry for your experience and would like to talk with you further. Please contact Matt Green, our Director of Operations, at mattg@placerspca.org 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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.