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!
The SPCA of Solano County is a 501c3 adoption guarantee animal shelter. The animals that reside at the SPCASC are not on a time limit for their stay with us. We do not euthanize for time or space. All pets are there until they are adopted as long as they do not have a serious illness or are a danger to the public or other animals. The SPCASC was founded in 1974 by a dedicated group of animal lovers in Solano County concerned with the welfare of companion animals. The organization was incorporated in 1980 and is located at 2200 Peabody Rd in Vacaville and has been at this location since1984. The current Board of Directors that governs the organization is a group of forward thinking business owners that are enabling the SPCASC to move into the next phase of exciting growth for the organization. Through their guidance and leadership the SPCASC is now able to add a high volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic that Solano County so desperately needs.
The spay/neuter clinic will perform between 7000-8000 surgeries per year. Having a high volume clinic is the only way to reduce the intake rates to municipal shelters. The project is turning into a community effort. Many of the materials and labor needed for construction of the clinic has been donated, or taken on as Eagle Scout projects. The SPCA is currently working to secure funding through grant opportunities as well as sponsorships from local businesses and general donations. If you wish to help or make a donation please visit our website at http://www.solanospca.com
It is important to know that the SPCA is not funded by any government agency and operates completely on adoption fees and donations from the generous pet loving population. Please make sure that if you want to support your local organization then donate directly to that shelter. The commercials on TV are very moving and sad but none of the donations generated goes to any local shelter. If you donate to the organizations featured in the commercials, it goes to them. They do not disperse the funds to any other shelter or rescue.
The other spring project for the SPCA is the construction of two dog parks on site that will accommodate both small and large dogs. Having separated dog parks will allow the smaller dogs a place to exercise in safety. These parks will be available for public use and the safe fencing and dog friendly footing will make it a great resource for dog owners.
The SPCASC has undergone many changes with the most significant being in the last 6 years. The improvements were the result of several renovation grants that the shelter has been awarded. The feline adoption center moved into a completely remodeled, cheerful, home-like atmosphere. The cats are able to live in free roaming cat rooms reducing the stress that many exhibit in a shelter environment.
The dogs also received renovations as well. The kennels were remodeled with new flooring and colorful new door fronts. We were also able to create a large outdoor training yard complete with agility equipment and room to run and exercise. The classroom, new retail store space and administrative offices were also added to the facility.
The SPCASC takes in and adopts out approximately 700 dogs, cats, and other species of companion animals annually. This number increases exponentially every year due in part to the lack of an efficient low cost high volume spay/neuter option for our area. The SPCASC is also located in close proximity to Travis Air Force Base. The other shelter in the community is Solano County Animal Care and Control; the county operated and funded municipal shelter. SCACC has a high intake and euthanasia rate which also adds to the number of animals the SPCA takes in every year. In addition to owner surrendered animals and stray intake, the SPCA SC pulls 30-50 animals each month from high kill rate municipal shelters.
Over the past ten years the SPCASC has been involved in several large rescue efforts. The shelter took in animals that were rescued and transported from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The dogs we rehabilitated, treated for Heartworm disease and adopted into new homes. One dog went back to his original owner in Houston thanks to a microchip!
In 2010 the SPCASC collaborated with Humane Animal Services in the confiscation of over 100 small breed dogs and puppies from a local puppy mill/broker situation. The SPCASC triaged and housed over 100 Yorkie, Biewer terriers and Maltese puppies held as evidence for five months during the investigations and criminal trial. The dogs were then treated for illness, parasites and altered when they were medically cleared for surgery and adopted into new homes.
In 2011 the SPCASC created a retail space to supplement the shelter income with all proceeds from sales in the store going directly back to support the animals. Adopters and the general public can now purchase all the necessary items for their new pets and help to support the shelter animals at the same time. The store also has a growing customer base that relies on it for special diet formula pet food, frontline, and other supplies at reasonable prices.
SPCA of Solano County would like to whole heatedly thank our community. Without the tremendous support we receive from you, we could not do what we do. You make it possible to expand these programs and reach out to more and more animals in need, and for that we are greatly appreciative. We are also fortunate enough to have an amazing group of volunteers who are truly dedicated to providing excellent support to the animals in our care, and for that we thank you!