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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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??
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.