SPCA Rescues 41 Rabbits from House in Salinas

On Friday, April 28, the SPCA for Monterey County rescued multiple rabbits from a house on Augusta Drive in Salinas.

After receiving a call concerning the possible neglect and abandonment of several rabbits, SPCA officers located 41 live rabbits living in deplorable and inhumane conditions. The carcasses of 16 dead rabbits were also located on the premises. The live rabbits were seized and brought back to the SPCA facility for medical treatment and evaluation. The investigation is continuing and Humane Officers estimate that a criminal complaint will be forwarded to the Monterey County District Attorney’s soon.

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Pet Specialists of Monterey Continues to Expand Their Services and Their Square Footage!

(Guest Blog from SPCA Wag n’ Walk “Top Dog” Sponsors – Pet Specialists of Monterey)

With a talented team of eleven doctors, including six veterinary specialists, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Michael Lesser to the Pet Specialists of Monterey (PSM) family.  As a board certified cardiologist, Dr. Lesser’s expertise includes widespread techniques such as echocardiography, electrocardiography, Holter and event monitoring, and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring.  With the addition of Dr. Lesser to our team of doctors, we are able to continue to provide extraordinary, well-rounded specialty services and emergency medicine to the community of Monterey and beyond.

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Why We “Wag n’ Walk” – What’s your inspiration?

The 22nd Annual Wag n’ Walk is taking place on May 6th at Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park in Monterey!  This event benefits your SPCA for Monterey County, helping us care for more than 5,500 homeless animals every year.   The SPCA has been hosting this wonderful event for decades, and we have many people (and dogs!) who have been Waggin’ n’ Walkin’ with us for many years.

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The 22nd Annual Wag n’ Walk – May 6th at Custom House Plaza – Monterey Historic Park!

Get out those walking shoes and get ready to work those paws…it’s just around the corner!  Please join us for the 22nd Annual Wag n’ Walk at a new location for 2017:  Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park in Monterey.  

This fun event is a 2.4 mile walk benefiting The SPCA for Monterey County, the heart of animal rescue since 1905.  This special fundraiser helps your SPCA for Monterey County care for more than 5,500 homeless animals each year.

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SPCA Rescues Orphaned Storm Puppies

Written by Beth Brookhouser, Director of Community Outreach

Last week, The SPCA for Monterey County received a call about puppies trapped under a portable classroom at Gavilan View Middle School in Salinas. Teachers and students at the school heard crying under the classroom for at least two days, starting when the students returned on Tuesday from a school vacation. A custodian and a teacher managed to dig and reach under the building and pull the puppies to safety while the school secretary kept the rescued puppies warm. SPCA humane officers rushed the tiny puppies back to the shelter for immediate veterinary care.

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