The SPCA for Monterey County has received multiple reports of people soliciting door to door asking for donations to the “humane society.” These fundraisers are not being performed on behalf of the SPCA, and they appear to be fraudulent.
These particular reports we received were from Prescott Avenue in Monterey and Surf Avenue in Pacific Grove, and they all took place this week. The solicitors told residents they were fundraising for the “local humane society” and asked for donations to end puppy mills. One solicitor was wearing a fake badge. Two residents reported the solicitors as demanding and aggressive.
We urge you to be cautious when answering door to door solicitations. Please contact your local police department if this happens or has happened to you.
The SPCA for Monterey County relies on your donations to make all our programs and services possible, and this is not how we ask for gifts. We are grateful for your compassionate donations, they make all the difference. Your support is what allows us to help pets, people, and wildlife in need in Monterey County. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency, we don’t have a parent organization, and we don’t receive tax dollars. We do not solicit door to door. You can help us directly by calling 831-373-2631 or online at www.SPCAmc.org/donate.