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:

  • 2,438 pets adopted into loving homes, including 310 barn animals and 153 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!Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 4.26.48 PM
  • 3,848 spay and neuter surgeries performed, 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.
  • Cowboy and Daisy Before After

    Cowboy and Daisy weighed half their body weight when rescued. They recovered and are now in new, loving homes.

    1,331 animal cruelty and neglect cases and follow up investigations, just here in Monterey County last year alone.

  • 498 animals rescued from lives of cruelty and neglect, including Cowboy and Daisy, pictured here. 164 animals rescued from four hoarding cases.
  • 20 successful animal cruelty and neglect prosecutions of our cases and an additional 15 cases pending at the Monterey County Superior Court. SPCA humane officers also had a 100% conviction rate, protecting animals from abuse for years to come.
  • 12,622 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.
  • 3,064 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.


Your SPCA Wildlife Center rescued this emaciated Common Murre along with hundreds more, all thanks to your compassionate support.

  • Kept people and 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.
  • Rescued, evacuated, and cared for over 100 animals during the Tassajara Fire. Learn how to prepare yourself and your pets for a disaster.
  • 210 at-risk and incarcerated youth learned compassion and patience through our Take the Lead program.
  • 5,468 people attended dog training in one of our many different fun, effective, and affordable classes or through private training. In addition, our free behavior helpline assisted 637 callers.
  • 646 volunteers donated 55,165 hours to help animals, working side-by-side with SPCA staff. Join our volunteer team!


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.


Incoming Animals
     Daily, 8:00 – 5:00 including holidays

 Adoption Center Hours
     Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 5:00
     Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 – 4:00

     Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00
     Closed on Holidays

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