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Horse Adoption Promo Continues

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by CCSPCA

In August the Central California SPCA featured a horse adoption promotion.  We are offering free horse adoption fees (to approved forever homes) with $100 worth of free hay and free transportation within a 60 mile radius!  We have nearly 35 horses available for adoption!

Many of these horses have been rescued from deplorable conditions, abuse, and neglect and have been nursed back to health.  We at the CCSPCA hope that our free adoption promotion will find these beautiful creatures the “furever” home they deserve.

Within the month of August we received almost 80 applications for horse adoptions!  We would like to thank the community for such a great response.  We are currently in the process of reviewing the applications, making phone calls to potential adoptees and making home inspections.

We hope to have most of our horses adopted before the end of September.  We are able to provide such a great promotion with the help of a generous donation bequeathed to the CCSPCA last year that was to be used specifically for the horses.

And all of the warm responses and outreach we’ve had from the community concerning our horses are also greatly appreciated.

By Sasha Bell 

Jason (ID#18617893) – Fresno Bee Pet of the Week

Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by CCSPCA

Adopt Jason!

Fresno Bee Pet of The Week 8-12-13


Jason (ID#18617893) is a nearly 5 year old, Dark Bay, Thoroughbred gelding. He is not broke but halters well.

Jason is available for adoption at our CCSPCA Adoption Center. Barn hours are from 8am-3pm, M-F. The CCSPCA is located at 103 S. Hughes Ave. Fresno, CA 93706. For questions, please call 559-233-7722 ext. 107 or emailAdoptions@CCSPCA.com



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Horse Adoption Promotion

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by CCSPCA


The Central California SPCA currently has 40 horses available for adoption, ranging in age from 1 to 25 years. The adoption fee is FREE and includes FREE trailer transport up to 60 miles and $100 worth of FREE hay!

Many of these horses have been rescued from deplorable conditions, abuse & neglect, and have been nursed back to health.   They are now looking for their forever homes.

Adoption Questionnaires are available on-line here and at the CCSPCA Adoption Center. Questions can be sent via email to Horses@CCSPCA.com

All of our beautiful horses can be seen on our website at CCSPCA.com and at the CCSPCA Adoption Center, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to these visiting hours.


Bettie’s Dancer – Horse of the Week 7/29-8/4

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by CCSPCA

Adopt Bettie’s Dancer!

 Bettie's Dancer Horse of the week

Bettie-Dancer-face-horse-of-the-Week-7-29-13Bettie’s Dancer is a 15 year old, Dark Bay, Thoroughbred, Mare. Bettie is a former tattooed race horse. She is a very sweet mare with good ground manners. She may need some refresher training as she most likely has not been ridden since she was last raced. Bettie’s adoption fee is $300. 

Bettie’s Dancer is available for adoption at our CCSPCA Adoption Center. Animal Center hours are 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week (until 6pm on Wednesdays). The CCSPCA is located at 103 S. Hughes Ave. Fresno, CA 93706. For questions, please call 559-233-7722 ext. 107 or email Adoptions@CCSPCA.com


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Monty Roberts and the CCSPCA Join-Up!

Posted on: February 6th, 2013 by CCSPCA


We are proud to announce a new and exciting opportunity for our rescued horses! The Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC), under the Umbrella of Join Up International (501 (c) 3, a non profit organization founded by Monty Roberts an award winning trainer, and best selling author known as “The Man Who Listens to Horses,” has agreed to partner-up with the Central California SPCA and train our horses, at no cost, in order to help them find forever homes.

This wonderful opportunity was sparked by the manager of our dispatch team, Dawn Dixon. She and one of our Humane Officers, Rudy Gonzalez, went to Monty Roberts’ facility in search of some advice about our horses while on vacation in the beautiful Solvang area. They toured Monty’s farm, the top rate equestrian facility Flag is Up Farms, and met with Monty Roberts’ daughter who is the head of the visitor’s center. Dawn was telling Laurel Roberts about the situation with some of our horses and the need to find them homes. Ms. Roberts called their master training instructor, Maya Horsey, who immediately met with Dawn and Rudy. The discussion began by Dawn talking about our most unsocial and worst behaved horse, Patrick.

Patrick was found in a large 40-acre pasture with many other horses who were neglected and starving to death. Once at our facility, as far as we could discern, Patrick and his herd mates had little to no training at all. Patrick, in particular, is completely unsocial with other horses and people, making him one of the most difficult for us to handle. We have had many precarious situations with Patrick while shoeing, updating vaccinations, and administering medications.

As soon as Dawn finished sharing Patrick’s stories and her experiences with him, Ms. Horsey said they would take him and some of the other horses that need training, much to Dawn’s and Rudy’s surprise. And Monty Roberts, having just arrived in the office and overhearing the end of their conversation, said “You have horses? I hope we can arrange for them to come here and we can get started with their training.“


The MRILC will provide the much needed training, based on each horse’s individual need and in some instances, upwards to ninety days worth. And, if an opportunity arises to adopt our horses while in the MRILC’s care, they will assist us with the placing of our horses into their forever homes. For those horses that don’t become adopted out of Monty’s farm once the basic training is completed, they will return ready for us to find them great homes. His facility and staff will document each horse’s progress and training and provide us with detail and photos that can be passed along to each adopter.

Monty Roberts understands that utilizing the silent language of horses would allow training to commence in a much more effective and humane manner, encouraging true partnership between horses and humans. They have decided to begin the partnership by taking eight of our horses into their care. The first shipment of four horses was delivered to Flag is Up Farms on January 23, followed the next day by four more horses. Patrick, Faith, Nancy, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hollywood, Madison, and Denver.

We are looking forward to a very rewarding partnership with Monty Roberts and his team, and are most appreciative of their assistance and generosity. The CCSPCA gave these horses a second chance at life. Monty and his team will now give them a chance at having a meaningful life.

by Sasha Bell

Homes for Horses Still Needed! Meet Jason

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by CCSPCA

Many of you may have read the article in the Fresno Bee on Sunday about yet another horse neglect investigation. We have 5 of the horses we were able to rescue from that situation and they need your help! We still need to build more stalls and of course we need hay! We have tremendous appreciation for the wonderful donors that have come to support us with the rehabilitation of all of our horses so far. Thank you! The other area we really need help in is in finding homes for those horses now available for adoption. This helps in so many ways: it sends horses to loving homes, opens space for those needing rehabilitation, increases individual care time, keeps our Officers and staff going with hope and gives us more happy beginnings to share with you. Please share our individual spot lights of each of our special horses…meet Jason

Jason (ID#300146) is approximately 4 years old and is nice young man. He is a member of what we commonly refer to as the “Ex-Stud Club” as he was gelded, along with several others, at the shelter on 2-24-12. He is very friendly and willing to please. As with all the horses from the Clovis investigation, he hadn’t had much previous handling. When he first arrived he didn’t tolerate much but as time has passed he’s become more socialized and looks forward to and seeks out attention. He has improved immensly since his arrival and is willing to try out new things. Jason will allow you to halter him but has not learned how to lead. He enjoys being brushed now. He appears to be the type to bond to a kind handler. He will need structured exercise to build up his muscles. But, with a gentle hand, he would probably respond well to being broken in to take a rider. He’s an “Easy does it” kind of guy. If you move slow and give him time to process what you are asking of him, he’s very willing to go along.

If you are interested in giving Jason (ID#300146) a chance to show you what a good horse he can be, please fill out the adoption questionaire and indicate that he’s the one for you. He’s willing to give it a try….are you?

Jason the horse


D&F Pack Station Adopt 4 Horses

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by CCSPCA



Hello, Sanger, New York, Seattle, and Caitlin all went to the same home together!
D & F Pack Station at Huntington Lake spent a lot of time getting to know all of our horses available for adoption. They adopted 4 and it was an adventure loading them up. They will have jobs where they will get to know many people and other horses, we are so excited and happy for them. Please enjoy the video of them getting loaded up, notice the horses trying to help with the tailor door and saying their goodbyes!


Hudson the Morgan Goes to a Loving Home

Posted on: May 16th, 2012 by CCSPCA

Hudson found a home!
Hudson—Now Adopted !!
He is a Gelding, Dark Bay, white blaze, RH heel, 3-4yr, Morgan, less socialized will be project horse, that came in with many others from one of our investigation cases. He always wanted to respond to people, but he was scared and felt he needed to be careful with humans. Hudson liked to whinny for breakfast and dinner if our Officers didn’t move fast enough with the food, of course that was if the other’s did too, he was truly part of the herd, he didn’t want to stand out on his own. He is now in his new home where they understand that he will need help, training, a professional hand, and patience. His person fell in love with him, he is a fortunate boy. Please enjoy the video of him going to his new home!
Carol Coy We just adopted Hudson a Morgan gelding from the SPCA in Fresno and he is a great horse and the employees were fantastic, They helped us find the horse that was right for us. They were fantastic!!!!!

When love is not enough

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by CCSPCA

Today we’d like to share with you a sad story about Emma. We hope this story can help other animals avoid neglect.

Every year our Humane Officers investigate hundreds of calls for animal cruelty and neglect. Most of the time all it takes is some simple educating of the owners, by the officers, to better the lives of the animals involved. Then there are those that know better and still choose to do the wrong thing. Whether it be out of financial hardship, reluctance to admit the truth to themselves, uncaring neglect, or flat out meanness.

Emma was brought in last December from the Clovis area along with 17 other horses. All were in very poor shape and had a multitude of problems, aside from being underfed, that needed to be addressed. Their feet were bad, several were starved while pregnant, cuts, scrapes, and lameness, amongst other issues. Most of the horses have sprung back from their individual issues and are returning to good health and finding new homes. Emma had not.

As Emma never received the proper care and handling that she should have from her owner, she was one of the more stand-offish and hard to handle horses in our care, which made her treatment sessions that much harder. She was the most picked-on by the other mares, probably because they sensed her un-soundness, and they didn’t allow her to even eat as much as she should have while she was with them. It was decided it would be in her best interest to separate her from the others to ensure she was getting proper nutrition along with treatment and one-on-one handling. Even though she started gaining much needed weight and settled down enough to allow some simple grooming and brushing by staff, she struggled during her much needed treatments. The added stress was not helping her situation.

As her condition worsened and her pain increased a decision had to be made. What is best for Emma? Really….what is best for her? Could she be adopted with this ailment? Could she even stand in a trailer long enough to get to a new home? Would the person that took her home truly understand all that she needs, and be willing to provide it? Would she ever completely recover? Or would she continue to live in pain throughout her life, however long that may be? The decision was heart wrenching and agonizing, but it was determined that it would be in Emma’s best interest to end her suffering.

The simple truth is animals die when they are not cared for properly. Bad situations don’t always end well. Animals don’t always survive, even after they are rescued from their persecutors. And love does not get them through blatant neglect.

If you choose to open your heart and home to a pet, then you also choose to provide for all of their needs. Make sure that you are making the right choice, not only for yourself, but for the pet that has only you to rely on for it’s care. Because, unfortunately, love is just not enough.

Filly Born, This Little Girl makes 44 horses

Posted on: May 6th, 2012 by CCSPCA

It’s a Girl!

Holly another one of the Horses from the Shepherd Investigation finally delivers her filly!

Holly was already expecting when she came in from the investigation in December 2011. Holly was one of the most picked on horses out of this group, her visible scars tell a part of her story, so we were guarded about her baby’s health and delivery. Holly was understandably very fearful of others, humans especially. She has really warmed up being in the birthing stall and is quite patient now with all the staff now handling her and her new filly. She too shook her head in agreement that she was ready to deliver, and will still answer yes today if you ask her if she had her baby. Holly is the second mare from this case to deliver, and there are still other expecting mares from this investigation. We do need help with donations as this little filly makes 44 horses now at our Animal Center.

We are happy to announce and share that her filly is healthy and doing well with her lovely long wobbly new born legs!

New Born

Cute Filly

Filly has some wobbly legs

Close Up

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