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Kindness in Action
By Karen Goff, Content Marketing Coordinator

“Look into my eyes. Can you see my joy? My fear? Contentment? Hunger? Can you feel my pain and see my happiness? I know I speak in barks and purrs, meows and howls and grunts; but if you watch me carefully, you might begin to understand me.  And maybe you’ll see, I’m not that much different than you.”

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Just the Five of Us
SPCA Staff Co-Adopts Kitten with Terminal Illness

The Sacramento SPCA staff comes across animals every day, regardless of whether they work hands on in the kennels or in our administration departments. We “fall in love” almost as often. You’ll often find staff members bringing leftovers to their favorite dog, an extra plush bed for their special cat, and even homegrown veggies for a rabbit or guinea pig.

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Volunteer Spotlight
"The Dude"

“Helping others is an amazing way to start the day.”

If you’ve been on campus early on a weekday morning, you may have seen a guy with a cool beard wearing green clogs and a big smile working his way down the line of kennels, giving potty breaks to all the dogs on the Adoption Floor. A few of us lovingly refer to him as The Dude and he has become known for his dedication and great attitude.

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Paw it Forward
Helping Shelter Animals in a New Way!

In the animal rescue world, we often hear the phrase “I wish I could take them ALL home!” And while that feeling is true, we know that it’s not feasible for most of us!

But if you’ve formed a special connection with an animal at the Sacramento SPCA, how can you help him or her directly if you can’t adopt?

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Amy
Playing the Long Game

If you’re at all connected to the Sacramento SPCA, then you’ve heard of Amy. This stocky pup spent over five months at the shelter waiting to find her new family.

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Shannon and Ajay with seven kittens

Volunteer Spotlight
Shannon & Ajay: The Banana Family

Chances are, you’ve seen these wonderful humans around campus a lot lately, and if not: meet Shannon and Ajay. You will often see them volunteering as a couple (couples who volunteer together stay together) and Shannon tells their story below.

Tell us about your role (or roles) as a volunteer?

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Alex with Theo & Charlie

Volunteer Spotlight
Alex

If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Alex, you’re not likely to forget her! Her contagious smile, spunky demeanor, and incredible devotion to animals make her an invaluable part of the Sacramento SPCA community.

Alex has been a volunteer for the SacSPCA for over 21 years and she has a number of specialties. She does Behavior Testing, assists with transfers from other shelters, and she is a long-time foster mom. Her foster specialty is moms and new puppies or dogs that are very shy and in need of some extra TLC.

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A Page in the Life
Book Barn Volunteers

Two of our largest fundraisers for the Sacramento SPCA are the Fall and Spring Book Sales. If you’ve never been, it’s quite a show and well worth checking out: thousands of books at very low prices, with stock constantly refreshed. Between the two sales, $65K – $75K is raised every year!! All of the proceeds go right back into our animals, programs, and services: giving more than shelter.

From left to right:  Sandy Malos, Carol Green, Gina Sullivan, Elaine Cannon and Kathy Murray. Not pictured very much appreciated:  Susan Baggot, Kim Borgmeyer, Sheila Compton, Putt Curtis, Linda Dail, Mary and Claude Duval, Barbara Evans, Gail Keeter, Nancy King, Beverly Myers, Alice and Art Nauman, Elaine Peterson, Julia Price, Kris Raatz, Sharon Scoggins, Marie Self, Jeff Shelton, Tom Tolley, Liezel Vermeulen, Gerri and Ken Wigglesworth and Lisa Wuriu.