A Tail to Tell: SPCA Blog

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COVID-19 Update
Effective May 27, 2020

We are taking the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of the animals in our care and support the emerging needs of our community. Please see below for the most recent updates to our public programs. 

We appreciate your patience and support as we transition to an appointment-based system and continue to explore new ways to streamline public access to our services.

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Moving from COVID Pandemic to Kitten Crisis
The Sacramento SPCA Braces for an Overwhelming Kitten Season

Since April 1, the Sacramento SPCA has seen a 500% increase in the number of underage kittens (younger than six weeks) come in to the shelter versus the same time period last year.

While most of the public programs are currently suspended at the Sacramento SPCA due to mandates surrounding COVID-19, we are receiving a record number of stray kittens being abandoned in front of the shelter or dropped off by local citizens who are trying to help.

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Drive Thru #PAWPantry
Available during the COVID-19 Stay-at-home Mandates

To help keep pets and their people stay together and support our pet-loving community, the Sacramento SPCA is holding a twice-weekly drive thru #PAWPantry to provide free pet food to those who can’t afford food or make it to the store.

In the first seven days of operation, the Sacramento SPCA distributed free pet food to nearly 800 households.

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A Family for Billy
Super Senior Adopters for the win!

When Billy, a 15 year old blind Miniature Pinscher, came to the adoption floor at the Sacramento SPCA, he was an instant volunteer favorite! This super senior still had a lot of pep in his step and enjoyed hand fed fresh Kongs from our Kong Brigade.

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Declawing
What's the Scoop?

You may have seen the news that New York became the first US state to ban declawing. The response from the majority of cat lovers and rescuers has been overwhelming positive, but you may not know all the reasons why.

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Saying “Yes” to Animals like Otto

With major hair loss all over his body, scabs covering his skin, and eye issues, Otto was in bad shape.  He had never seen a vet. He needed our help.  And we said YES.
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Meet the New Board President
and welcome two new board members

The Sacramento SPCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Zack Morgan, DVM as board president and the election of two new members to the Sacramento SPCA Board of Directors.   Zack is the owner of the El Camino Pet Hospital in Sacramento, has served on the Sacramento SPCA Board since April 2016 and will serve a two year term as board president. 

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Kitten Season
How can you help these tiny mittens?

After weeks of rain, we are beginning to see the sunshine again. But as the temperatures start rising, it’s almost time to hear the pitter patter of little paws – Kitten Season is on the way! The Sacramento SPCA has already received the first unweaned kittens of the year and March has barely begun. How can you help?

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Dog Parks
What's the Scoop?

Dog Parks: they are popping up everywhere, and some even have treats for the humans as well. (We’re just as excited for Mutts and Mugs as you are!) These outdoor puppy wonderlands can be a great place for dogs to get their willies out, as well as a social outlet for both the pups and their humans! However, there are some things to keep in mind before running off to the nearest park with your dog.

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One on One
Intermew with Alta

Join us as we learn more about some of our favorite Sacramento SPCA residents. This morning, we spent a little time with Alta – a 7 year old orange tabby who has spent about two months at the shelter.

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Volunteer Alex Russell in our former transfer van

On the Road Again
How our Shelter Transfer Program Helps Animals in Need

Did you know the Sacramento SPCA has a robust transfer program? Since 2016, we have transferred over 1,000 animals from shelters in California. Our regular partners include the County of Sacramento on Bradshaw, Lodi Animal Services, Stockton Animal Services and the City of Sacramento shelter on Front Street (who we visit weekly).