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 from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016:
- 2,650 pets adopted into loving homes. Adopted pets include cats, dogs, horses, parrots, chickens, goats, rabbits, and more. Your SPCA is here for all animals in need, including barn animals and exotic pets, all thanks to you. See our in-depth July 2015 to June 2016 dog and cat sheltering statistics.
- Over 800 of the cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens adopted last year suffered from moderate to major medical or behavioral issues when rescued by the SPCA. We commit hundreds of thousands of dollars from our wonderful donors each year to making pets healthy and seeing them adopted into new homes.
- Your SPCA’s doors are open to all animals in need. We do not turn away pets that owners can no longer care for regardless of breed, physical health, or temperament and we are the shelter for most stray pets in our community. We took in 5,912 cats and dogs last year, and only 34% were healthy, well-socialized pets. We accept every animal, regardless of that animal’s health, age, behavior, breed, or species and our doors are always open our doors to pets other rescues and shelters do not take. We are truly an open admission shelter. See our adoptable pets or sign up for our Pet Alert Program.
Cowboy and Daisy weighed half their body weight when rescued. They recovered and are now in new, loving homes.
4,046 spay and neuter surgeries performed, saving lives and preventing the birth of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens. Thanks to your support, hundreds of these surgeries cost owners only $10 through our Neutermania program and many were provided for free.
- 513 animals rescued from lives of cruelty and neglect, including Cowboy and Daisy, pictured here. 965 new cases of neglect and abuse were investigated and 602 follow-up investigations were handled, just here in Monterey County.
- 17 animal cruelty and neglect cases successfully prosecuted at the Monterey County Superior Court. SPCA humane officers also had a 100% conviction rate, protecting animals from abuse for years to come.
- 16,886 children and adults educated. Thanks to you, SPCA humane education promotes compassion and confidence in thousands of children last year through school visits, SPCA tours, Animal Camp, Animal Club, and our new reading literacy program, Paws to Read.
- Kept 88 people and 169 pets together 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 and our free Pet Food Bank.
- 197 at-risk and incarcerated youth learned compassion and patience by training 53 dogs through our Take the Lead program.
- Started the Ruff Start program with Salinas Valley State Prison, providing a second chance for shelter dogs that may need extra training, socialization or care before being placed for adoption.
- Over 400 volunteers donated 55,165 hours to help animals, working side-by-side with SPCA staff. Join our volunteer team!