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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens at the CCSPCA

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by CCSPCA

The Central California SPCA has a variety of summer volunteer opportunities for teens.  By volunteering at the CCSPCA you get the satisfaction of helping the animals, giving back to your community, and gaining valuable job experience in a fun environment.  The ages of our teen volunteer program are from 14 to 17.  Our Youth Service Program is designed to increase employability skills through customer service and office assistance. Students interested in animal careers are encouraged to apply to expand their animal knowledge and career objectives.  Being a volunteer is extremely important work and supports the animal center in a variety of ways.  

We have the following positions available for our teen volunteers to choose from:

Adoption Desk Greeter, Guide &  Assistant (14+)

Adoption Center – Animal Kennels

Assists customers that are looking to adopt an animal, guides them with the adoption process, answers questions, and initiates adoption paperwork. Helping adopters choose the right pet for their family and type of home is key to this position.


Adoption, Rescue & Foster Services Assistant (14+)

Adoption Center – Rescue/Foster/Adoptions Department

Assists the Rescue and Foster Coordinators with office work and providing care for the animals in their department. The Rescue Department is in charge of transferring animals to other shelters and rescues. The Foster Department is in charge of sending animals into temporary homes prior to becoming available for adoption. These departments collaborate to help animals get adopted, transferred, or fostered.


Office Assistant (14+)

Education/Volunteer Department

Assists with clerical duties, prepares for special classes, creates animal educational material, helps with presentations, and attends CCSPCA Education events.

CCSPCA Ambassador (14+)

  • Education Event Ambassador
  • Adoption Event Ambassador

Offsite Event Locations

Provides the public with information regarding animal welfare, assists with offsite adoption and education events, and promotes CCSPCA services. They help the animals in our community receive better treatment by being an advocate for their needs.


Pet Detective (14+)

Strays Department Front Desk

Greets customers and answers general questions regarding the stray animals. Responsible for escorting the public through the Stray Animal Center in a professional and safe manner. Helps animals reunite with their owners by making animal-owner matches via record keeping, logging, and observation. Attention to detail and follow-through are the keys to returning animals to their previous homes.

Stray Assistant (14+)

Strays Department

Assists the Strays Department with the daily duties of the department including cleaning, washing, organizing, transferring animals (if 18+), and other care-related activities for the stray animals.

As a CCSPCA volunteer you can choose what position you want to do.  You can even choose more than one position.  Several of our volunteers do more than one job!  We offer a flexible schedule during our normal business hours.  Can’t volunteer Monday through Friday? Not a problem, we always need volunteers on weekends also!  

Youth Summer Training Program

This summer the CCSPCA is offering several specialized training courses for volunteers that wish to expand their knowledge.  The Youth Summer Training Program starts on June 16, 2015.  Some of the topics include dog behavior, tour guide and pet photography.  Below are the detailed descriptions of each program:

  • Dog Behavior:  Our animal behavior expert will review dog body language and do a live demonstration in the training yard regarding how dogs communicate with us.
  • Tour Guide:  With our increase in tour requests, we need a team of volunteers who can help with guiding a group of people throughout the animal center.  Sometimes we get groups of 50+ people at one time, and we need help breaking them up into smaller sets.  If you would like to become a tour guide and provide visitors with CCSPCA background information and history, this is the training session for you.
  • Pet Photography: We will be creating a pet photography position for a youth who can demonstrate good photographic skills.  This training will give you some background to animal photography and the process taken at the animal center to photograph the animals.  

Becoming a volunteer at the CCSPCA gives you a chance to be creative and problem solve.  You can gain a variety of skills such as customer service, learning to be part of a team, working independently when needed, communication skills, and how to become a good employee.  Another great thing about volunteering at the CCSPCA is that it is FREE.  

To become a volunteer, please visit our website: http://ccspca.com/support-the-ccspca/volunteer/ and fill out the volunteer application.  For more information, please call our volunteer department at 559-233-7722 ext. 111.


9 Lives For $9 Adoption Promo

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by CCSPCA

As a special ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Challenge adoption promo the CCSPCA is offering a “9 Lives for $9” cat adoption promotion.  When you adopt a feline companion on July 18 – 31, you will only pay $9!  Think 9 times the love.

Cat adoption fees include: spay/neuter surgery, microchip, FVRCP vaccination, deworming, flea/tick treatment, complimentary exam at the CCSPCA Small Animal Hospital, FREE gift of up to $750 in pet insurance, and cardboard carrier.

The CCSPCA hopes that offering the “9 Lives for $9” adoption promo will lead to increased cat adoptions, as we compete to win the 100K Challenge. The CCSPCA is setting the goal of saving 2,880 pets this summer! 

Reduced reclaim fees during the July 4th holiday

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by CCSPCA

The CCSPCA is pleased to announce a reduction in Reclaim Fees from June 23 to July 13, 2014. An impounded stray dog may be returned to the owner for one of the following fees:

  • $12 license fee for an altered dog with all other fees waived, or
  • $50 license fee on an unaltered dog with all other fees waived, or
  • May surrender the unaltered dog to the CCSPCA at no charge, then adopt the dog for the current promotional fee of $28.80 and receive a licensed and altered dog.

More pets become lost during the July 4th holiday than any other time of year. Our goal is to reunite you with your lost family member as quickly as possible at a reduced fee. So please check our lost & found page on our website and come to our Stray Animal Building if your pet is missing.

Adoption Fees on ALL Cats & Dogs Reduced by 50% during June!

Posted on: June 9th, 2014 by CCSPCA

From June 9 through June 30, adoption fees on ALL cats & dogs is reduced by 50%!

“Be a Life Saver” and help us kick-off our three month long ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Challenge by adopting a cat or dog for ½ off!

Dog Adoption Fees:

  • Up to 5 Years $90
  • Senior 6 Years and Up $75

Cat Adoption Fees:

  • Kittens up to 12 months $35
  • Over 12 Months to 5 Years $30
  • 6 Years and Up $20

Adoptions include the following: spay/neuter, vaccines, de-worming, microchip, Fresno City dog license (if applicable), and flea/tick treatment. The $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own records saving the lives of animals. Throughout the months of June, July and August 2014, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013.

The CCSPCA is setting the goal of saving over 2,880 pets this summer!

For more information please contact the CCSPCA at 559.233.7722 ext 107.

Amber Irwin Photography & Sole 2 Soul Donation Drives

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by CCSPCA

Sole 2 Soul Group

Sole 2 Soul in Riverpark and Amber Irwin of Amber Irwin Photography have joined together in a donation drive for the Central California SPCA.  Thank you for supporting the CCSPCA with your time and enthusiasm.  All donations collected will be used for the ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge, starting on June 1, 2014.  So swing by today, grab some shoes, and make a donation!  Please see our wish list at ccspca.com/support-the-ccspca/donate. You can drop off your donations at Sole 2 Soul Sports @ River Park, 160 E. Paseo Del Centro Fresno, California 93720.

Amber Irwin Photography is also giving away a photo session to support the CCSPCA. The winner will be announced on June 1, 2014. To enter, visit AmberIrwinPhotography.com or follow this link http://www.amberirwinphotography.com/#!helpccspca/cq26 and follow the directions listed.

A special thanks to Amber and her generosity in supporting the CCSPCA!  Thanks for being a life saver, Amber!

#100KChallenge  #SaveALifeFresno

Brittany Hughey partnered with See’s Candy to create a third-party fundraiser for the Central California SPCA

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by CCSPCA

Donation.Hughey 5.14Brittany Hughey partnered with See’s Candy to create a third-party fundraiser for the Central California SPCA.  She raised and donated over $630 for the CCSPCA!  Thank you so much for your donation.  It’s special people like Brittany that make the CCSPCA so successful.  Her generous donation will be used for saving lives during our ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge starting June 1, 2014.

Want to be a life saver?  Create a fund raising project, fill out the CCSPCA fundraising application (see below), collect the funds and donate!  Projects like these truly make a difference to the hundreds of animals we rescue and save.  Donate today and become a live saver!

For more information, please visit our website at ccspca.com or visit the link for the fundraising application:http://ccspca.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Third-Party-Fundraiser-Application.pdf

#100KChallenge #SaveALifeFresno

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


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