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The Lead After First Month of The 2014 ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Challenge!

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by CCSPCA

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The staff and volunteers at Central California SPCA have a lot to cheer about!  The ASPCA today announced that the Central California SPCA is not only tops in Division Five of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, but they are leading the pack for finding homes for 711 pets during the first 30 days of the three-month competition, an increase of 393 lives saved over the same month last year.  Through August, 50 animal shelters from across the country will work to increase adoptions in order to win a piece of the more than $600,000 in ASPCA prize grants, including a grand prize of $100,000.

The CCSPCA set out with a big goal in mind: adopt 2,880 animals in just 90 days, and they are well on their way after month one, with 711 pets in loving homes thanks to their hard work.  They are also the recipient of The Fast Start grant of $5,000 for leading their division with the highest increase in lives saved at the end of the first month of the Challenge.

The ASPCA and Rachael Ray will award a $100,000 grand prize to the shelter contestant that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during this three-month period. The contestant that does the best job of engaging its community members in helping to save more animals will win $25,000. Those organizations that do the best in their divisions will be eligible for between $5,000 and $25,000 in additional grants. In total, $600,000 in grant funding will be awarded for increases in animal lives saved, as well as a photo contest, and general participation.

Calling All Adopters From June 1 to Now!

Posted on: June 30th, 2014 by CCSPCA

Calling all adopters! If you adopted a pet from us between June 1 to present, you can help us win grant funds from $1,000 to $5,000!!!!! 

Take your best, most favorite picture of your new best friend and submit it by July 11 to the $100K Challenge photo contest page here: 


Reclaim Fees will be waived

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by CCSPCA


The CCSPCA took in about 26,000 live animals last year.  Most had either strayed from their homes or been abandoned.  About one quarter were adopted, rescued, or reclaimed. 

In order to help save more lives and as we gear up for the ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Challenge this summer, we are pleased to announce that Reclaim Fees will be waived beginning April 1 if your pet meets all of the following requirements:

  • Proof of current vaccinations
  • Proof of current license (if applicable)
  • Proof of being spayed or neutered
  • Is microchipped
  • And no previous violations have been observed.

Our goal is to reunite you with your lost family member as quickly as possible, for as little cost as possible.  So please check our lost & found page on our website and come to our Stray Animal Building if your pet is missing.

Please share with your friends: #100KChallenge  #SaveALifeFresno

Home for the Holidays/Winter Wonderland 2013 Recap

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 by CCSPCA

This holiday season the CCSPCA’s staff and volunteers were as busy as Santa’s elves with both the Home for the Holidays adoption promotion and Whisker Wonderland.

The Home for the Holidays adoption promo was an enormous success! We had a whopping 755 adoptions from Friday November 29, 2013 to December 31, 2013! Throughout the month of December all dogs/puppies were $25 and cats/kittens were $15. Each adoption package included spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, one dose topical flea/tick control, routine deworming, rabies vaccine and city dog license (dogs only). This adoption sale was only made possible by the generous donation of the Larry Bitter estate and the wonderful advertising help of Ray Appleton at KMJ NOW Talk Radio.

Congratulations to all the new pet parents! Thank you for supporting the CCSPCA and giving a pet a “furever” home. Enjoy your new little four-legged fluffy.

Lots of holiday cheer, fun and food were had at our 3rd annual Whisker Wonderland. Many folks and their beloved pets came to gaze at our holiday hand-painted outdoor displays, grab a cup hot cocoa and snap a picture with Santa. Children enjoyed story-time with Santa, decorating holiday crafts and other fun activities.  

This event was made possible by the many hard working staff members and volunteers at the CCSPCA and the support of Pelco by Schneider Electric. It took almost 900 combined hours (mostly volunteered hours) to blanket the CCSPCA in the holiday spirit! Enjoy the following snapshots of the event and mark your calendars now to come experience Whisker Wonderland 2014! Hope to see you all in 2014!


2nd Winner for 4 FREE Monster X Tickets!

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 by CCSPCA

The winner of our 2nd drawing for 4 FREE tickets to the Monster X Tour coming to Selland Arena in January was won by Manuel Lara. Congratulations Manuel!

If you would like a chance at winning tickets to this event, you can enter the drawing by either adopting an animal from the CCSPCA or by making a donation. Please visit our website or call for details. http://ccspca.com/blog-spca/monster-x-tour-pit-pass/


A BIG “Thank You” to Marin Humane Society and 3R Rescue!

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by CCSPCA

Grace Stauffer, Rescue Coordinator of the Marin Humane Society, and Kerry Buitrago, from 3R Rescue, came together on Saturday to assist in the transferring out of 24 dogs!   A BIG “Thank You” to Marin Humane Society and 3R Rescue, two of our valued Pet Placement Organizations.

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Junior Volunteers Help Out On National Black Cat Day

Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by CCSPCA

Sunday, November 17, was National Black Cat Day and our Junior Volunteers recognized this occasion by providing their love and attention to our feline friends.  Black cats are often the last to be adopted in shelters, probably because of all the superstitions and labels like “bad luck.”  So our Junior Volunteers wanted to help dispel the stereotype and use their photographic skills to take better pictures of our cats.  These pictures help adopters see the lighter side of our black cats.  They are loving animals and deserve to get adopted just as any other dog or cat.  If you’re interested in providing a home to one of our fancy, good-looking, and charming black cats, we have quite a few to choose from.   Amanda, for example, is shown below and patiently waiting for her new family.  Please come have a look!


Adopt A Senior Pet November Promotion

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by CCSPCA


All Dogs 6 Years and Up $100

All Cats 6 Years and Up $20


Spay/Neuter, Microchip, Vaccines, One Dose Topical Flea/Tick Control, Routine Deworming, Rabies Vaccine and City Dog License (Dogs Only)

Offer ends 11/30/13. Does not include any additional services not already included in standard adoption prices.

Thanksgiving Sale at Ruthelaine’s Thrift Shop this November!

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by CCSPCA



CCSPCA’s Ruthelaine’s Thrift Shop Is Offering

50% OFF 

ALL second hand items


Please come out and enjoy our super sale!


CCSPCA Attends Fresno Aids Walk

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by CCSPCA

We thank all the walkers and attendees who supported the Fresno Aids Walk held Saturday morning, October 26, at Woodward Park.  Event goers helped support a great cause along with stopping by the CCSPCA booth to obtain pet information. The CCSPCA is a non-profit organization that supports the community by joining with other groups in order to help spread the word about how to combat diseases that affect humans and animals the same.  The cats in our community can relate all too well to Aids as it affects them too (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus-FIV).  Our CCSPCA Veterinarian recommends that you vaccinate your cat against this virus and follow-up with your regular vet to ensure its well being. You can also schedule an appointment at our full service small animal hospital by calling (559) 237-1125.

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