Nov 8 - Dec 31, 2018

SPCA for Monterey County

Mission

The mission of The SPCA for Monterey County is to assure the compassionate and humane treatment of all animals in our community.

The Big Idea

Every day animals arrive at The SPCA, many in need of medical or behavioral care before they can find their new home. It might be an orphaned newborn kitten that needs to be bottle fed, a dog who ingested a foreign object, a cat suffering from ringworm, a neglected dog who cowers when people approach, or any number of medical or behavioral issues. These vulnerable animals will receive specialized care through our Treatment, Learning, and Compassion (TLC) program. TLC provides the veterinary care and/or one-on-one behavioral intervention for homeless, abused, or neglected pets to make them happy, healthy, and adoptable.

This focused care and attention may last several weeks to several months as we treat, evaluate, and monitor the ongoing process of the individual pet before placing them for adoption so they have the best chance for long term success in their new home. Last year, we made well and found new homes for nearly 1,000 cats and dogs through our TLC Program - this was almost 42% of our adopted animals. We are continuing our efforts and this year we have a goal to treat, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for more than 1,000 pets with medical and/or behavioral issues.

Adopting my Sweet Boune was my first experience with the SPCA and it was so nice. Everyone was so kind, helpful and excited when I came to meet and ultimately end up taking her home. It’s a beautiful facility and everyone is so compassionate - a great way to kick off Boune’s new life. I am so incredibly thankful for the SPCA, its volunteers and for my sweet girl!

- Kylie G.