Thank you for supporting your local, independent SPCA for Monterey County! Everything we do to help pets, people, and wildlife is only made possible by you. Here are just a few examples of how you made a difference for the animals in our community last year:
- 2,316 pets adopted into loving homes, including 645 barn animals and 90 exotic pets. Your SPCA’s doors are open to all animals in need and we never turn any animal away who needs our help. Unlike some shelters and rescue groups, we accept every animal, regardless of that animal’s health, age, behavior, breed, or species. We are truly an open admission shelter. See our adoptable pets or sign up for our Pet Alert Program!
- 3,479 spay and neuter surgeries performed, preventing the birth of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens. Thanks to your support, 806 of these surgeries cost owners only $10 through our Neutermania program.
- 1,432 animal cruelty and neglect cases and follow up investigations, just here in Monterey County last year alone.
- 637 animals rescued from lives of cruelty and neglect, including Johnny Boy pictured here.
- 12 successful animal cruelty and neglect prosecutions of our cases. SPCA humane officers also served 12 search warrants and had a 100% conviction rate, protecting animals from abuse for years to come.
- 6,423 children and adults educated. Thanks to you, SPCA humane education promoted compassion and confidence in thousands of children last year through school visits, SPCA tours, Animal Camp, Animal Club, and our new reading literacy program.
- 2,482 injured and orphaned wild animals rescued. Your SPCA Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is here to rescue wildlife in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Helped people keep their pets with them during their time of need with our Pet Meals collaboration with Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley and Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula.
- 268 at-risk and incarcerated youth learned compassion and patience through our Take the Lead program.
- 5,534 people attended dog training in one of our 24 different fun, effective, and affordable classes or through private training. In addition, our free behavior helpline assisted 485 callers.
Dog & Cat Sheltering Statistics
In 2004, industry leaders from across the nation met at the Asilomar Convention Center in Pacific Grove. They created the Asilomar Accords, the first standard for measuring the the flow of animals into and out of shelters.
Shelter Animals Count, the National Database Project (SAC), has taken the next step in evolution by simplifying the reporting format and making the reporting and access of data more convenient to the public and to shelters across the country and world. The SPCA is in the process of replacing the Accords matrix with the SAC matrix in our reporting.