The mission of The SPCA for Monterey County is to assure the compassionate and humane treatment of all animals in our community.
The SPCA’s lifesaving Treatment, Learning, and Compassion (TLC) program provides veterinary care and specialized behavioral intervention for homeless, abused or neglected pets. Every day, animals arrive at the SPCA, and many are in need of medical or behavioral care before they can be adopted. It might be a kitten with a severely infected eye, an orphaned newborn puppy that needs to be bottle fed, a neglected dog who cowers when people approach, or any number of issues. These vulnerable animals receive specialized care through the TLC program, which provides veterinary care and/or one-on-one behavioral intervention for pets to make them happy and healthy—and, ultimately, adoptable. This focused care and attention may last a few weeks to several months as SPCA staffers and volunteers treat, evaluate and monitor animals’ progress, giving them the best chance for long-term success in their new home. Last year, the SPCA found homes for more than 1,300 pets through TLC.
As soon as I met Archie, I said, That’s him, he’s the one I want. He’s lightened up our lives. Getting Archie was just like getting a new baby. We are so thankful for the SPCA saving him.
- Sara Magdaleno (Archie is a 9-year-old terrier mix who received medical care through SPCA’s TLC program.)