Category Archives: Rescue

Lost Horse and Pig Safe at SPCA for Monterey County

Are you missing a horse? Or a pig? They might be safe and sound at your SPCA for Monterey County.

The horse, a pinto stallion, was found on Salinas Road near Ohlone Elementary School in

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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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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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Your SPCA – providing “TLC” for all animals in need

The SPCA for Monterey County’s mission: to assure compassionate treatment of all animals in our community. Your SPCA’s TLC Program is at the very heart of this mission and the engine that drives our life-saving work. It’s the veterinary care or one-on-one behavioral

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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

Happy 4th of July!  While fireworks are an exciting part of holiday celebrations, they can frighten many of our community’s companion animals.  Traditionally The SPCA and other area animal shelters see a rise in the number of stray dogs and cats during the July 4th festivities. Sadly, this increase in stray animals also increases the number of animals hit by cars.

The SPCA advises the following precautions to help keep your pets safe:

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Our Mission

Our mission is to assure compassionate and humane treatment of all animals in our community.