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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

South Monterey County Animal Rescue


South County Animal Rescue was established to provide rescue and assistance for domestic animals. Our goal is to significantly reduce the homeless population of domestic animals in South Monterey County through safe rescue and adoption services, awareness and education. We strive to establish relationships with other rescue agencies and collaborate to save more lives.

The Big Idea

Since 2018, South Monterey County Animal Rescue (SCAR) has dedicated its Big Idea to reducing the population of strays and unwanted pets in South Monterey County. Through its Spays Not Strays project, SCAR offers vouchers to promote spay and neuter services for family pets, as well as an expanded service to trap, neuter, and return community cats. These efforts significantly reduce the number of unaltered feral cats in our communities that can overwhelm our hard-working local shelters.

I cannot say enough good things about SCAR's TNR program. It was the miracle we needed in our neighborhood. The dedication of these women to help and do so much good for cats and our community has made such a positive impact on our whole neighborhood. I was lost and very overwhelmed until this program saved the day. I will be forever grateful to this program and the ladies who go above and beyond.

- Nicole Vasquez

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.