Category Archives: Rescue

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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Foster & Spay to Help Cats

The SPCA for Monterey County is looking for more foster families to help raise the hundreds of kittens that come into our care. Right now, loving SPCA Foster Friends are caring for 48 underage kittens and puppies, and we still have an additional 70 kittens and puppies at our shelter being raised by compassionate SPCA staff and volunteers when they could be snuggling at home with loving fosters like you!

SPCA Foster Friends raise and

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$20 Cat Spays in June!

In the continued effort to reduce pet overpopulation in our community, The SPCA is offering $20 cat and kitten spay surgeries during the month of June.  This is an $80 discount that will save lives!

Appointments are required.  To schedule an

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Reward: Dog Dumped from Vehicle in Greenfield

The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who pushed a dog from a car, intentionally abandoning it. The incident happened near 3rd Street and Apple Avenue in Greenfield on Tuesday, March 1 at approximately 10 am.

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SPCA Rescues Underage Puppies at the Crossroads Carmel

The SPCA for Monterey County is looking for people who purchased or took a puppy from a person at the Crossroads Carmel within the past few days. The puppies are five week old pit bull mixes. The owner, a transient white male in his late 20’s with dark brown hair who frequents the area, was illegally selling puppies under eight weeks of age, which is too young to be away from their mother. He was also stating that they had been vaccinated when they have no history of vaccinations.

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Pet Alert Program

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Our Mission

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