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Have you lost your beloved pet? Have you spent hours canvassing your neighborhood? Well now you have the option of letting your fingers do the walking. The Central California SPCA has recently launched a lost and found page on our website. Pet owners now have the option of viewing photos of pets recently brought into our stray department in the comfort of their own home. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The photos on the website are updated frequently and in real time.
To access our lost and found page please visit our website www.CCSPCA.com and click on “Programs and Services” then “Lost Your Pet?” to view photos.
The CCSPCA Stray Animal Building holds animals for 4 days, excluding the first day the animal was impounded. Once the stray holding period ends, animals are subject to health and temperament assessments before being transferred to the CCSPCA Adoption Center.
You must come to the CCSPCA Stray Animal Building or search through the photos on our website to look for your animal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, due to the volume of animals we care for and because we do not personally know your pet, we cannot look for you.
Did you find your pet? That’s great. Here is what you need to bring with you to reclaim your animal:
- Pet identification to establish ownership such as: Any veterinary records, such as, rabies certificate, spay/neuter certificate, vaccine records, microchip certificate and veterinary hospital invoices, photo(s) of the animal preferably with you or a family member in the picture, adoption papers from the shelter or breeder of origin, AKC/UKC registration certificates, etc.
- Personal Identification such as California Identification Card, California Driver’s License, Passport or Military ID.
- Method of payment for reclaim fees. We accept the following form of payments: Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card and any banking cards that bare these symbols. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The CCSPCA’s “Lost Your Pet?” website page was launched on August 29, 2013. We hope you find your animal because we are sure it’s missing you too!
By Sasha Bell
WANTED! Homes for Long Term Adoption Center Residents – Special adoption rates on all cats and dozens of preselected dogs.
WHEN: +June 14 – 23, 2013
WHERE: CCSPCA, 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno CA 93706
WHY: Our CCSPCA Adoption Center is overflowing with many outstanding animals that have been with us in excess of 30 days or more. They are all long overdue for a new place to permanently call home. By adopting one of these long term CCSPCA residents, you are not helping just one animal, but two. The one that will go home with you and another that is desperately in need of a safe place to stay while it, too, waits for a new family to call its own. YOUR NEWEST FAMILY MEMBER AWAITS YOU! ADOPT +TODAY!
Prices have been greatly reduced on all cats and a preselected group of dogs, of which, there are dozens and dozens to choose from (se habla espanol)!
8 weeks to 5 years $100
6 years and up $80
8 weeks to 5 years $55
6 years and up $35
Thank you for your consideration!!!!!!
At the CCSPCA, we understand that people realize the importance to alter their animals. We also understand that many cannot afford the fees. The Snip N Chip (formally Spay Fresno) program has been revised and implemented for those people who want to prevent the cycle of unwanted animals, yet simply don’t have the means to.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are between eight and ten million cats and dogs entering American shelters every year. Four to five million of these animals are euthanized. This crisis is a direct result of animals left unaltered in our communities.
Our new Snip N Chip program is effective February 1, 2013. This program is targeted at low-income pet owners and offers spay and neuter services at low cost. The fees also include implanting a microchip. Some other new improvements to the program include making it easier for people to qualify for the program, expanding the geographic area to Madera and Visalia area residents, and increasing the number of household pets that can be qualified from two to four. If you qualify for the Snip N’ Chip program, the cost for these services is only $35 per pet.
If you are interested in qualifying for the Snip N Chip program, please contact our Desk Services Manager at (559) 233-7722 Ext. 107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through our Snip N Chip program, we are giving back to both people and animals in our community.
by Sasha Bell
On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, seven Labrador/Shepherd mix puppies and their father were rescued. A concerned citizen placed the call that morning that he had found a large black male dog standing next to a deceased female dog and their puppies on the side of the road. The male dog was very territorial and would not allow the citizen to get near the puppies. When our animal control officer appeared on the scene he noticed that the father dog had picked up his puppies and shoved them in a rabbit hole. The father dog paced back and forth in front of the hole, barking and growling at our officer while protecting his babies. It didn’t take our officer long to gain the trust of the father dog and rescue the entire family.
The puppies are approximately 10 days to two weeks old. Our dispatch center team has offered to sponsor the puppies, seeing as they need to be bottle fed. As soon as they reach the desired weight and age they will be available to adopt. These puppies have been separated from both parents and will be needing a lot of love and care.
All Dog Adoptions Include: Spay/Neuter, DHPP Vaccine, Bordetella Vaccine, De-Wormer, Rabies Vaccine, Fresno Dog License, Microchip Implant & Registration, Frontline Flea and Tick Control, Wellness Exam Within 14 Days and $750 in Insurance.
by Sasha Bell
Hip Snip Hooray
Low Cost High Volume Spay/Neuter Program
CAT NEUTER $29
CAT SPAY $45
DOG NEUTER (2-15 lbs.) $52
DOG NEUTER (16-50 lbs.) $65
DOG NEUTER (51-80 lbs.) $83
DOG NEUTER (81+ lbs.) $103
DOG SPAY (2-15 lbs.) $67
DOG SPAY (16-50 lbs.) $83
DOG SPAY (51-80 lbs.) $103
DOG SPAY (81+ lbs.) $134
Call 559.237.1125 to schedule an appointment for Hip Snip Hooray.
Cats and Dogs must be 6 months of age or older to qualify for Hip Snip Hooray
Must be healthy, no sneezing, diarrhea, coughing or any other illness.
Please have current up to date animal information when making the appointment with the Hospital Staff.
And in case you’re wondering if you should get your pet fixed or perhaps persuade the neighbor next door whose pet keeps having litter after litter, here are a few good reasons to spay and neuter:
- Spaying & neutering helps prevent euthanizing adoptable shelter cats and dogs.
- You can reduce the number of strays by spaying and neutering your pets.
- Even though you are responsible, your pet may accidentally get out of your house, breed with other animals and produce strays. Strays can become a danger to the community, by spreading disease, biting people or fighting with other animals.
- Over its lifetime, your cat or dog can have many babies. A female animal that is not fixed can have over 100 babies and male animals can literally father thousands. Every one of us needs to spay or neuter our pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets.
- Spaying and neutering makes life easier around your home. Female pets won’t go into heat, so there’s no howling or need for messy diapers.
- According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, spaying and neutering could help your pet live a longer and healthier life. Spaying and neutering pets can prevent cancer and other life threatening illnesses such as prostate disease.
- Spaying or neutering your pet early on can save you a lot of money down the road. You won’t have to care for unwanted litters and you will spend less money providing medical treatment for your pets since spayed or neutered pets also have fewer health problems.
- Spaying and neutering can improve the behavior of your pet. It calms them down and makes them less likely to roam. Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to bite and fight, and are also less likely to make your house messy with spraying.
- Getting your pet spayed or neutered is now easier and more affordable. Call us now at 559.237.1125 and ask about our low cost Hip Snip Hooray program!
Our dispatch sent an investigation Humane Officer out to respond to a complaint from a neighbor. Although the suspect was caught in the act of animal abuse by our Officer, she was not immediately arrested by the attending Fresno PD. However, we do hope for an arrest in this situation, as our Humane Officer continues to build a strong case that will be given to the Fresno Police Department for processing by the District Attorney.
There were 5 puppies and 3 dogs that were rescued and brought to the Central California SPCA George Whittell Animal Hospital for treatment. One of the puppies had suffered the abuse of the suspect’s homemade tracheotomy. The puppy received immediate care and his open wounds were stapled closed. The mother dog and her puppies had also suffered heat exhaustion from the house that they were in. We remain hopeful but guarded with their prognosis. Sadly, two of the puppies didn’t make it through the night. But the mom and her remaining pups, including the puppy with the open wound, are still doing well.
One of the pups, a young Jack Russell Terrier, suffered with a broken back. We believe she may have received this injury from being hit by a car, well over a month ago. She was paralyzed mid-back, therefore, forced to drag her back legs and she is unable to function normally. This caused many drag wounds and burns. After taking x-rays it was determined, that in the best interest of the dog, she should be euthanized so she wouldn’t suffer any longer.
All the surviving animals from this horrific situation remain in the compassionate care of our hospital staff. We have high hopes that these animals will recover, have a chance to be adopted, and live the happy and healthy life that they deserve.
Our Neuter Day on October 1st did prove to be Neuter-ific! Although not as many people showed up for their low cost neuter as we hoped, we did have many grateful families take advantage of saving money while doing the right thing for their pets.
Stanley is one of them, he was a kitten found on the streets, taken in by a caring family that wants to give him a lifetime of love including providing for his needs. Stanley did voice his opinion about being separated from his safety net , his home, while at the George Whittell Animal Hospital for his neuter, so he was really happy when his family picked him up that afternoon. Now Stanley will not have offspring that may not be as lucky as him to make it off the streets.
Of the 64 neuters that we had scheduled for Neuter Day, 33 did show up, 12 cats/kittens and 21 dogs/puppies. There are many families that would like to be able to spay or neuter their animals, and do need the low cost options to be able to do so. We hope to remind those that schedule for our next Spay Day or Neuter Day that your spot is important, valued and sought out by others. If for any reason you’re not able to make it in with your animal for sure on the surgery day, please allow another family to take your spot.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this neuter day a success in saving and bettering lives, please watch for the next Spay / Neuter Day coming soon!
Celebrate and participate in the solution for homeless animals with neuters for male cats and male dogs. 25 male dogs and 25 male cats, 6 months of age or older will qualify for a low cost neuter on a first come first serve basis with a maximum of 2 animals per household. The cost will be a flat rate of $10 per cat neuter and $20 per dog neuter. Remember male cats or dogs can find unaltered females up to 5 miles away, so this will prevent many births.
Please call 559-489-0544 on Wednesday September 26 from 8am to 12pm or 1pm to 5pm to give your full contact information, your pet’s complete information, and an available call back number to be scheduled for your neuters. Cats and Dogs must be healthy, no sneezing, diarrhea, coughing or any other illness.
Neuters will take place on October 1st, 2012 at the George Whittell Animal Hospital 103 S. Hughes Fresno CA 93706
We are pleased to be able to offer these Low Cost neuters as a proven means of saving animals’ lives.
Please help us spread the word! Thank you!
We currently have a large quantity of rabbits on hand. Most of these are the garden variety Albino Whites. Subsequently, we will be offering them at a 2 for 1 adoption rate of $7 until such time we are at a managable number. Please be advised that the adoption of 2 rabbits are on same genders only. Thank you to John Schafer at Whitie’s Pets who has generously agreed to give 25% off of all rabbit related purchases. Please download and print the file below for Whitie’s Pet’s coupon (adoption receipt must accompany coupon). Please make sure that this will be a lifetime commitment for the rabbits, there are great resources to learn about how to properly care for rabbits. If you have any questions please see one of our Team members.