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Thank you, Clovis East High School

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by CCSPCA

We’d like to thank Clovis East High School for their wonderful donation of pet fleece blankets. These blankets were made as a project for Global Youth Service Day on April 11. Presenting these warm and cuddly blankets to the animals at CCSPCA are Brittney Gibson and Saira Turdumambetova. Thank you, Clovis East High School, for improving the lives of our community’s animals!


CCSPCA Student Essay/Bookmark Contest

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by CCSPCA

In preparation of the upcoming ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge and our efforts to reunite more lost pets with their owners than ever before, we are pleased to announce the opening of our annual Essay/Bookmark Contest featuring the important life saving topic of microchips. These contests are designed to engage and educate the children of Fresno and its surrounding areas in the importance of responsible pet guardianship.

“How do microchips help lost pets reunite with their owners?”
The essay contest is for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students and needs to be 200 words or less.

“Microchips help lost pets and their owners reunite.”
The bookmark contest is for 1st – 6th grade students.

Winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed as educational material throughout the year at all CCSPCA events.

All entries will be judged on clarity, originality, and aptness to the subject. Deadline for entries is April 30, 2014!

There will be 6 winners all together. The top entry winners of each contest will be awarded a certificate, prize medal, gift cards, and receive media spotlight. The winners will also display their essay/bookmark in the Education Hall and participate in the Award Ceremony held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 – the first day of “Be Kind to Animals Week.”

For complete details, download the contest rules below, contact the CCSPCA Education Department at education@ccspca.com or call 559.233.0115.

Download Your Entry Form

Download Contest Rules

Bullard High School Students “Volunteer for a Day” at CCSPCA

Posted on: December 27th, 2013 by CCSPCA

by Thalia Arenas, Humane Educator

On December 22 a group of Bullard High School students signed-up for our “Volunteer for a Day” program. Their volunteer time was an all-in-one service, as they received a presentation about the CCSPCA, toured our animal center, and volunteered right after.  The students put together some wonderful items for the animals: bird feeders, enrichment toys for the rabbits, horse treats, puppy pad rolls, and cat toys.   But most importantly, they socialized with our canines who needed a little extra exercise, time, and attention.  We look forward to next semester’s Bullard High students and invite other high school students to participate in the Junior Animal Advocate volunteer workshops at the CCSPCA.  For more information, please contact our Education Department at (559) 233-0115.
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A Big Thank You To Amanda!

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by CCSPCA

Amanda Bell had a very special 18th birthday party last Saturday evening at On The Edge Coffee House in Old Town Clovis. She turned her birthday party into a Bingo Fundraiser to support the cats and kittens of the CCSPCA!

Amanda raised over 150 pounds of cat food and we are very grateful for this young lady’s contributions. Thank you, Amanda!

A big thank you to On The Edge and owner Jaynae Franklin who also made a donation to the CCSPCA!


Amanda Bell and Jaynae Franklin


Court Decision Made in Kahler Animal Cruelty Case

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by CCSPCA

We are very pleased that the court saw the evidence for what it was and convicted Mr. Dana Kahler on the animal cruelty charges. However, we are very disappointed that the punishment does not fit the crime. The court chose to disregard the prosecution’s recommendation for the maximum punishment allowable for this heinous act. Not only did Mr. Kahler deliberately abuse and neglect his 19 horses, he cost this community thousands of dollars to bring these poor animals back to good health.

Read the Press Release

The condition of the horses upon arrival to the CCSPCA Animal Center:

Microchip Your Pet Today!

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 by CCSPCA

Keep your pet safe this 4th of July with our microchip special!

Only $15 from June 26th – July 7th!

Did you know more pets are lost during the July 4th holiday than any other time of the year? Don’t let this happen to your pet!


Extreme Heat Warning for Animals

Posted on: May 3rd, 2013 by CCSPCA

Extreme Heat: Preparedness and Response Actions for Pets

  • Keep animals in areas where they have access to shade.
  • Provide animals with plenty of water. Hosing off an animal periodically will also help to cool it. *If an animal is over heated don’t shock their system by trying to cool them down too quickly, do it gradually. If severe overheating occurs seek veterinarian / medical attention!
  • Do not exercise animals when it is especially hot outside (e.g., playing Frisbee, jogging, or riding). If you have to work with animals, provide regular rest periods. This allows the body’s natural cooling system to work. Animals often are willing to please their owners to the point of endangering themselves.
  • Because dogs don’t sweat, dogs must be allowed to pant to dissipate heat. Do not encourage them to carry objects in their mouths if they are hot.
  • Do not dress animals with vests, blankets, and other materials that would prevent them from keeping cool.
  • Do not take animals in the car where they may have to leave alone, even for a second.
  • Provide caged animals with extra ventilation.
  • Provide plenty of fresh cool water for all animals to drink. Offer it in a shady place as some species may not venture into the sun if it is very hot
  • Remember certain breeds suffer much more quickly from the heat, such as English Bulldogs, Pugs and many others.

For more information and resources for both humans and animals click here; http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

If an emergency arises, please contact our Animal Hospital at 559-237-1125.

CCSPCA Welcomes Spring

Posted on: April 19th, 2013 by CCSPCA

Jasmine and her foal were seized by CCSPCA Officers, along with another injured horse, due to their depleted physical condition. The owner claimed to only have just obtained the horses a few days prior to when we responded to the property. The owner did have adequate food on the property at the time of the seizure. The owner chose not to request a hearing in accordance with California Penal Code 597.1, and therefore forfeited ownership of the horses. After a few days, the decision was made to separate the foal from Jasmine to allow her to recover more quickly. Later it was discovered that Jasmine was again pregnant, around three months.

  • Jasmine, an Arabian mare, arrived August 27, 2012
  • When she came in, Jasmine was very underweight with a baby at her side.
  • We estimated the filly to be about 6 months old.
  • We then discovered that Jasmine was about 3 months pregnant.
  • Jasmine is halter broke and can be handled.
  • Jasmine’s new filly was born shortly after 7:00 AM on April 15.
  • The new filly is doing well and appears to be an Appaloosa.
  • The filly born on April 15 has been given the name “Spring.”
  • This brings the count back up to 31 horses at the CCSPCA.

Easter Pet Awareness

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by CCSPCA

The Central California SPCA would like to remind you that too often fluffy bunnies, fuzzy chicks and ducklings are given as Easter pets without thought of the long-term care and responsibility involved with them. These small animals require special care including but not limited to:

  • Balanced specific diet
  • Controlled temperatures
  • Special housing
  • Careful handling
  • Veterinarian care

Other things to keep in mind when adopting a bunny, chick, duckling or other small animal:

  • They are frail and can easily be injured or killed – 95% of bunnies and chicks given away during Easter time die before making it to their first birthday.
  • They grow up. When they are no longer adorable babies you will face the decision of what to do with them.
  • They can carry disease – Salmonella – a real danger to your child.

Easter safety tips for your current pets:

  • Pets may get into Easter baskets and eat the goodies inside – please keep them out of reach. If your pets eat candy and/or imitation grass they will become ill from the intoxication. Contact your veterinarian immediately.
  • Lilly flowers are also highly toxic – please make sure that your garden doesn’t have other toxic plants or pesticides at the reach of your pet.

A cuddly stuffed toy animal is the better option for your child this Easter. You may purchase an adoption gift certificate if your family has done the research and you are ready to adopt. If you receive an unwelcome Easter pet, never release it into the wild to survive on its own, it will not survive. Instead you can bring unwanted animals to the CCSPCA where they are cared for by employees and volunteers. For further information on adopting, gift certificates or how to care for your pets contact the Education Department.

An Update on Steve Austin’s Surgery

Posted on: March 26th, 2013 by CCSPCA

Steve is resting comfortably at Veterinary Specialty Services. He is scheduled to undergo one more procedure later this afternoon (a bone graft to a very small piece of the jaw). Dr. Marco Cervi says his prognosis remains great and he should recover nicely.

Steve is maintaining that wonderful attitude we all adore him for and we can’t wait to get him back to the shelter for lots of hugs and kisses. Steve still needs your help. If possible, please make a donation to his surgery fund by clicking the PayPal link below.

You may also call 559-233-7722 ext 107 or mail to STEVE AUSTIN c/o CCSPCA 103 S. Hughes Ave Fresno, CA 93706. ANYTHING HELPS!!! THANK YOU!!!

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