Where: SPCA of Solano County shelter, 2200 Peabody Rd in Vacaville next to CSP Solano
When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016 noon – 4:30 pm (rain or shine)
Why: Promote responsible and active dog ownership and help raise funds for the SPCA.
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***All canopies (pop up tents) must be weighted and/or secured to the ground due to the likelihood of wind***
Thank you to everyone that is participating this year. Check back for photos.
It is that time of year again. The SPCA of Solano County holds an annual event through our spay/neuter clinic that neuters 150 male cats for free.
This year the event takes place Sunday, June 12th. You must be signed up and receive confirmation and a drop off time to participate. All cats that are participating MUST be in PLASTIC CRATES for safety reasons. Cardboard boxes or cats carried in will not be accepted.
Cancer affects everyone in some form at one time or another. You may have a friend, family member or yes even a pet that is stricken with the disease. Cancer sucks.
One of our staff members decided last year to participate in the Avon 39 Cancer walk. It takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area in July. 39 miles in two days. Each walker is required to raise a minimum of $1800. This walk is a little different the money raised stays local to help people in our area. Why is this relevant for an animal shelter blog? I am getting to that. While she and a volunteer are training for the walk we pulled a sweet terrier mix from the county shelter. Here is where it gets animal related.
She is a super sweet outgoing little dog. Many dogs are surrendered to shelters every day. Many of them with medical issues that the owner is unaware of or unable to afford care for the pet and decides to surrender it to a shelter. Sally was one of those. Sally had cancerous mammary masses on both sides of the mammary chain.
The masses could be removed but it was going to require two separate and very invasive surgical procedures. So the question becomes is it possible to do surgery? We felt that she deserved a chance. We sent her up to U.C. Davis for a consultation and they accepted her for surgery providing we would submit the masses for analysis. We did. It came back cancer.
She healed up from her first surgery and was ready to go up for the next round. This sweet girl always maintained her amazing attitude. She loves everyone. Her surgery was successful and she is off all medication and ready for her forever home.
There are a few points to the story.
1. Please spay or neuter your pets. Mammary or testicular cancer is almost non existent in dogs that are spayed or neutered. It is worth it. Sally’s condition could have been avoided.
2. Keep an eye on your pets and have any unusual bumps, lumps, or masses checked by your veterinarian.
Sally is now available for adoption and waiting for her forever home. She is a sweet little dog that seems to like just about everyone. Will you be Sally’s happily ever after??
If you need to surrender your pet please fill out the form below and be as thorough as possible. Our staff will contact you by phone or email usually within 24-48 hours. Submitting this form DOES NOT guarantee that we will be able to accept your animal. Our ability to take in animals depends on multiple factors. Please do not wait until re-homing your pet is an immediate problem. Make sure you start looking for options before you are “out of time”. Many shelters and rescues operate at capacity and don’t always have the room or ability to take in your animal. Use resources like Facebook groups or relatives, friends etc, as a potential home for your pet. The SPCA of Solano County is a limited intake shelter and we can only take in animals when we have availability.
With the huge fire at Berryessa and surrounding area and all the little fires that have popped up as a result it seemed like a good time for a disaster preparedness post.
Here is a list of things that those people with pets should have ready, especially if you live in an area prone to wildfires.
Crate- There’s a few different styles of crates (or carriers) you could use. Wire crates fold flat and are a little easier to store, as are soft sided carriers. The standard plastic crates, like an airline carrier can be stacked if you have multiple pets to think about. Have a crate for each pet in your home. In the event of an emergency, it will be a safe, secure place for them to be. Ideally, you should have your pet crate trained, so they are used to being in a crate. This will help to alleviate some stress for your pet during an emergency.
Food- Have at least a 3 day supply (1 week is preferred). If you have canned food, be sure to include a manual can opener.
Water– Same as food, keep 3 days worth, but a week is preferred.
Vaccine Record- Keep an updated copy of your vaccine records, vet information, a list of medications, and medical and/or behavior issues. Keep your lists and medications in a waterproof container or Ziploc baggy.
Medication– Keep a week’s worth of medication in your emergency kit, just be sure to rotate it.
Pet bowls– Have a couple of small bowls to use for food and water. There are collapsible styles available that are light and take up less room.
Trash/Waste Bags- Keep a roll of pick up bags handy. This will enable you to clean up after your pet and prevent any possible disease spread.
Bleach & Paper Towels– You won’t be sure what resources will be readily available in an emergency, so keeping bleach and paper towels will make clean up and sanitation easier.
Cat Litter & Litter Box- If you have cats, they will be confined to a crate, so you will want a small pan and litter that will fit in your crate. Preferably it will take up no more than half of the crate. Small aluminum casserole pans work well for disposable cat pans, and can usually be picked up at the dollar store.
Leash, Harness, and Collar– It is a good idea to keep a spare leash, collar, and/or harness in your kit for easy accessibility. You will have a backup if needed.
Current photo and description of your pets– Should you become separated from your pets you will need this to help identify them and provide proof of ownership.
Microchip- Microchip your pet. It provides permanent identification. Collars can get caught and come off of your pet if they are trying to escape from somewhere. A microchip is registered with your contact information, and a secondary contact so your pet can find its way home.
Have a plan.
These little cuties came to us here at the SPCA as strays. They look to be lab type mixes. They could be lab, mastiff, maybe a little pit maybe not. It is anyone’s guess. They will be large dogs probably over 60lbs.
Adoption fee for puppies is $350 and that includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations and a free well pet exam with a local veterinarian. All puppies are cleared by our shelter veterinarian before they are available for adoption.
These cuties are active puppies. Their favorite activity so far is to play tug.
1. Everyone in the home needs to come and meet the puppy.
2. All dogs that currently live in the home need to come meet the puppy. Dogs coming to visit must have proof of current DHPP/Rabies vaccinations to meet with a puppy. NO EXCEPTIONS.
It is our job to keep them healthy and they are not yet fully vaccinated.
3. Bring proof in writing you can have a dog where you live. We need to see it. If you own your home you can show us a mortgage statement on your phone or bring a copy in. We don’t need to keep it just see it.
4. Fill out the puppy application. You can get one here Puppy Adoption Application
5. We do not “hold” puppies. If someone comes in that is a great home and they have everything they need the puppy will go with them. The best way to insure you get the one you want is to make sure and bring everything you need with you when you come to meet with them.
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This cute group is now 8 weeks old and have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ready for their forever homes. We assume that the father is a chihuahua and their mother was a pug making these cuties chugs. The adoption fee for these puppies is $350 that includes the puppy, microchip, 1st DHPP and Bordetella vaccine, they are spayed or neutered and have been wormed and treated for fleas. They still need the remainder of their puppy vaccine series and rabies vaccine (they are too young right now). The new owner will be financially responsible for the rest of the vaccines. That is not included in the adoption fee for the puppy.
***We will not “hold” any of the puppies. All family members must be present for the meet and greet as well as other dogs your family owns. We also must have written proof from your landlord that you can have a puppy where you live. These dogs can be viewed during regular adoption hours. Wed 2 -5 pm Thursday & Friday 12:30 – 6:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 12-5 pm.
Any dogs that are meeting with the puppies MUST have proof of current vaccinations as these puppies are too young to be fully vaccinated. NO EXCEPTIONS. Sorry for any inconvenience but we have to be sure the young puppies in our care are not potentially exposed to anything that could harm them.