Employee and Volunteer PETS OF THE WEEK
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County's doors are open to all animals who need our help. To help you find the right pet for your family we ask our wonderful SPCA employees and volunteers to nominate pets as their Employee and Volunteer Picks. Find out why SPCA staff and volunteers think these adoptable pets are extra special!
Ashley, SPCA Customer Service, chose Pete as her pet of the week.
"Pete's green eyes and loving personality stole my heart," says Ashley. "He is also very handsome and loves to rub against your legs while purring. Most days, Pete likes laying in the sun and soaking up the rays. He is a talker and always says hi to me when I walk in his room. I think Pete will make a great companion for anyone who is lucky enough to adopt him. "
Pete is a 7 year old neutered male who came to the SPCA when his owners moved away and could not bring him along.
Please call us at 831-373-2631 or email us to learn more about adopting Pete!
Jamie, SPCA Wildlife Technician, chose Rio as her pet of the week.
"She is absolutely beautiful with her colorful plumage!" says Jamie. "She also loves to dance! We dance together in the nursery of the Wildlife Center. She likes taking walks outside and enjoys the great sunshine that we have been having recently. Macaws are incredibly intelligent birds, and Rio likes to steal the newspaper from the bottom of her cage and carry it up to the top of her cage to be shredded. She would make a wonderful addition to someone who has macaw experience and needs a paper shredder!"
Rio is a green winged Macaw who was surrendered to the SPCA by her owner who no longer had the time to care for her properly. This bird's sex and exact age is unknown.
Please call us at 831-373-2631 or email us to learn more about adopting Rio!
Brandy, SPCA Barn Technician, chose Persephone as her pet of the week.
"Persephone is an off the track thoroughbred who was surrendered with a bowed tendon injury," says Brandy. "Although she is only 8 years old the severity of her injury indicates that she has had a hard life. Her tendon injury should not get worse but Persephone can't be ridden. She has good ground manners and stands still for the farrier and the vet. She loves to be brushed and scratched. I chose Persephone because of her wonderfully sweet disposition. Companion horses are often more difficult to place because they cannot be ridden, but they still have a lot to offer. I would love to see Persephone find a forever home and develop that bond which she seems to desire."
Persephone is an 8 year old Thouroughbred who was retired from the racetrack and surrendered when her owner could no longer afford her care.
Please call us at 831-373-2631 or email us to learn more about adopting Persophone!