What can be done to increase my pet’s chance for adoption if I have to surrender it to the CCSPCA?
- Please ensure that your pet is vaccinated and boostered for common diseases at least a week before entry into our Adoption Center. This will ensure the pet will stay healthy and be available for adoption longer.
- Make sure your pet is socialized and trained. The pet should accept handling, petting, and walking on leash with unfamiliar people.
- Give us as much information as possible about the pet on the owner intake forms.
- Have the pet spayed or neutered before surrender. This significantly lessens the expenses to house and adopt out the pet. It also ensures that, once adopted, the pet can go home with its new owner immediately.
- Volunteer. Come visit your pet or other pets that need to be re-homed. You can help keep the animals from getting depressed and ill while they are waiting for new homes.
- Promote the CCSPCA to everyone you know as a great place to acquire a pet. Encourage people to adopt rather than breed or buy pets.
Why do you charge to take in animals?
Every day when the pet is here waiting for a new home, it costs CCSPCA approximately $50 in resources (including food, labor, medications, overhead, etc.) to house the pet. We are legally mandated to keep each one a minimum of 4 days after day of intake. Many pets live here for weeks or months before they find a forever home. It costs over $5 to vaccinate each animal when it arrives. If the pet is not altered or microchipped, that costs an additional $100 and we must do these things before your animal can be adopted out to someone else. We appreciate your understanding.
How much does it cost to have my pet picked up at my house?
Please contact our dispatch to get the rate of pick up, it may vary depending on circumstances. 559-233-7722.
Can I bring my dog in and trade you for one of your dogs?
We believe that when you take on the responsibility of a life, it is for the entire life. Animals are not trade material and their best interests should always be considered.
Why don’t you adopt out my aggressive dog? He’s a good dog!
We want our community to be safe for all beings. If an animal is truly aggressive it could be a danger to others and that is not beneficial to the community.
Why can’t you call me before you euthanize my pet, or when it gets adopted?
We handle approximately 50,000 animals per year and are not staffed sufficiently to be able to contact each person that surrenders an animal once adopted, transferred out, or euthanized.
Can I be there when you euthanize my pet?
With the number of animals in our care each day, and to keep fees affordable, we are unable to accommodate visitation requests during the procedure. Our service is meant to be an alternative to those who can’t afford euthanasia services at a private-practice veterinarian. If being with your pet during the procedure is important to you, we recommend contacting a private-practice veterinarian to make arrangements.
Can I DONATE my dog to you guys?
We will always accept an animal if it needs to be surrendered. We ask you to research all other alternatives before surrendering your pet to us. Donations needed are either monetary or in-kind materials that will help us care for the animals in our animal care center. For a list of items we will gladly accept, please click HERE.