Help support the SPCA of Solano County. Proceeds go to help care for our animals while they wait for their forever homes. There are several styles and colors to choose from.
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.
If you are interested in being a vendor please complete this form and we will contact you!
***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.
The SPCA of Solano County spay/neuter clinic has performed 16,000 surgeries since opening in September of 2013. That equals a huge number of unwanted animals that will never be born. A huge number of animals that WILL NOT end up in shelters, rescues or euthanized. We are very proud of that number and are working to give people options so that everyone can afford to get their pets spayed or neutered.
There are a couple of things you should know when making an appointment. All surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians. Our patients are sent home with pain medication which is included in the price of the surgery. We don’t believe pain medication should be a decision you need to make based on cost. All dogs are sent home with oral pain medication and cats are given a slow release pain injection.
We have a couple of options when it comes to spaying or neutering your pet.
You can contact our clinic directly by phone 707-448-8750 or email at email@example.com
Cheryl Sherwood Fund for Cats in Need
Many people are aware of the senseless violence at the Fairfield Mall that took the life of Cheryl Sherwood in February 2016. She was very active in the community. She spayed, neutered and cared for feral cats at her expense. Her friends at Benicia Jazzercise decided to turn the tragedy into a positive and lasting legacy for her.
They established the “Cheryl Sherwood Fund for cats in need“
This fund will allow for her work spaying and neutering cats to continue. If you would like to donate to this fund click on the link and the donation will go directly to the Cheryl Sherwood Fund. Keeping checking back in the next week or so for details on our new program!
The Low cost/No cost spay or neuter New Years Resolution!
Thanks to a creative challenge issued to the members of the
Facebook page Solano Besst Pets as a New Year’s Resolution,
we have had donations through the group to provide Spay/Neuter Surgeries for low cost/no cost! !!!
We would LOVE to keep this program going. For more information on the program, to donate, or to take advantage of the program please
The SPCA of Solano County has a couple of additional programs in the works to help even more animals and their guardians!
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.
Gino has had quite the experience in a short time. One of our volunteers took on the project of trapping and spaying or neutering the stray cats in her neighborhood. Some of them were feral but not all of them. She found a few kittens that jsut needed a little love and attention. That is where Gino’s story begins.
Gino was trapped with a group of kittens in a Vacaville neighborhood. He showed signs of friendliness and was taken to a foster home. He bonded with foster family but became wary of others, so he went to Petsmart so that he could get used to different people. Gino has really come out of his shell during his time there. He love to play and be petted by all the volunteers. He likes other cats and is very sweet. He does need someone cat savvy as he can be particular about who he chooses as his people. Gino is good with other cats and would most likely be fine with quiet dogs that have lived with cats.
Gino is a 10 month old neutered male. He has been tested FELV/FIV negative, is current on his vaccination and is microchipped.
Gino would like a semi quiet home where he can spend quality time with his people. He is a sweet boy that needs a family of his own. If you are interested in meeting Gino or would like more information please fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you!
kittens crying. Every year without fail. It began for us today. One of our staff members went out to open the gate for the line of cars and saw the white cardboard box and heard the kittens crying inside.
Their eyes aren’t open yet, they are YOUNG and covered with fleas (of course). Kittens this young are a huge amount of work and often are not healthy which ends all of the best efforts in the death of the kittens. Sometiimes they are just too little to fight back and their little bodies can’t take it. This is always VERY hard on the staff or volunteers who took on the task of being the foster mom. It is sad to watch an animal that you have put that much dedication and emotion into not make it. We don’t usually foster really young kittens or puppies for that reason.
But here we are and now we have seen them and they are nursng…..
Today there was a box of kittens left at the gate. They couldn’t be more than a couple days old, still have the umbilical cords. This is not some new, shocking occurrence, but it always gets to me.
Creates all kinds of mixed feelings.
Do you not know what else to do? You can’t wait the extra half hour …until we are open? Are you just trying to take the easy way out? At least they brought them to gate. They now have a drastically lower survival rate since they have been taken from their mother, but that is a reality they don’t have to hear, but one we have to deal with.
They are next to my desk, in a box, on a heating pad, and after eating are sleeping peacefully. It gets quiet enough in here I can even hear one snoring. So now I have to hope that they survive. And if they do, that they get adopted since 4 out of the 5 are black.
It’s situations like this that make my job rewarding and worth doing while making it so difficult to deal with at the same time. It makes me very grateful to the people with warm hearts who are trying to do the right thing. The ones who volunteer and spend their time doing the dirty work of cleaning up after 60+ animals because they want to. The ones that spend their nights trying to come up with ideas for fundraisers, and how to make them happen. The ones that give up their weekends to walk dogs and get them out of the kennels and spend hours mowing to maintain the property.
The people we are so grateful for, and the ones who make me wish I could more.