This week PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend features the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The Sacramento SPCA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to foster a loving and compassionate community for animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships, and saving lives. Since 1894, the Sacramento SPCA 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.
The Sacramento SPCA’s pet adoption program finds loving, forever homes for dogs, cats, and small companion animals. The program assists potential adopters in determining whether pet ownership is for them and choosing the right animal based on their lifestyle, needs and ideals. The Sacramento SPCA also participates in Pets for Patriots, which helps find homes for hard-to-place “last chance” shelter dogs and cats with military service members and veterans. If you live in the Sacramento area, visit their adoption center to find your next family pet.
The Sacramento SPCA provides many services to the community and local pet owners, including humane education, spay/neuter clinic, vaccinations and microchipping, dog training and private dog behavior consultations, an online pet behavior resource library, and a free dog & cat behavior helpline. As a member of the Animal Care Partners of Sacramento, the SPCA helps sponsor the Sacramento Pet Food Bank, helping struggling families keep their pets by providing cat and dog food as often as once a month.
There are special programs just for children, including birthday parties with behind-the-scenes tour of the Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center and Camp Kindness, a fun-filled way for kids to learn more about companion animals with sessions held three times a year.
The Sacramento SPCA depends on fundraising activities and donations to support its work. Visit the Sacramento SPCA Thrift Store to find great bargains on new and gently used furniture, clothing, household items, electronics, collectibles, jewelry, antiques, books and more – with all proceeds benefiting the more than 11,000 animals that the SPCA cares for each year. There will also be some great fundraising events this month, like the Fall Book Sale that runs Thursday through Sunday, November 13–16, 2014.
And you don’t want to miss the Third Annual Purrses for Pets, an evening of luxury and a little self indulgence at the Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa on November 20. Besides the chance to shop for new and gently used purses, bags, jewelry, and accessories, there will be an auction, raffle, appetizers, cocktails, and desserts – a little something for everyone (gentlemen included) at this holiday season kick-off event! Tickets are only $45!
If you can’t make it to any of these events, you can still help the animals by becoming a Sacramento SPCA member, donating items from the SPCA wish list, contributing to the Paws For Health Fund that pays for veterinary medical attention and rehabilitation for sick and injured animals, planned giving, donating a vehicle or making a tax-deductible donation. Even a small donation helps!
PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family members.