The CCSPCA Education Department is the Animal Center’s direct educational outlet to the community, both on and off CCSPCA property. This department focuses on the importance of spay and neuter with an emphasis on the impact of pet overpopulation in the Central Valley. Additional programs include humane education, animal law awareness, and dog bite prevention. Listed below are the different programs and services we offer.
Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp
CCSPCA’s Pawsitive Adventures Animal Camp is a week-long camp designed for children 8 to 12 years old. At camp, kids learn basic animal care and responsibility for pets, have hands-on experiences with animals, and learn how to be advocates for animals in our community. Additionally, campers will create animal related crafts, make pet treats, listen and learn about animals from guest speakers, and much more! Register your child
“All Dogs Can Bite” The dog safety presentation is a quick reference to learning how to remain cool, calm, and collected when loose dogs approach us. In the process of learning how to be safe around dogs, attendees also learn how to be kind to animals.
“Good Citizen Pets” Raising awareness about proper pet care and owner responsibilities involved with owning a pet is the key to becoming a humane community. It is in our best interest and the animals’ welfare, understanding what rights animals have and what responsibilities pet owners have.
Special classes will be offered on different animal related subjects open to the public throughout the year. Currently there are Free Dog Training Classes every Wednesday 6:00PM – 7:30PM and a Pet Loss Support Group offered the last Wednesday evening of every month.
The tour provides an onsite presentation of the Central California SPCA organization by elaborating on its beginnings on forth to its present times. This organization has grown and saved thousands of animals throughout the years due to continual preventative programs. The CCSPCA prevents animal cruelty and neglect by means of outreach, adoptions, rescue, and low cost animal services offered to the public.
We can set up booths at any particular event to provide educational material and/or take a few of our adoptable animals to place into permanent homes.
We provide an adult (18yrs+) volunteer program. An application, orientation, interview, and training process must be completed in order to begin working on a volunteer basis at our Animal Center and/or with the animals. We’re always seeking volunteer Foster Parents.
Minors 17 years of age or younger can volunteer at our Animal Center through this program. We also offer Service Day Projects for interest groups/organizations that need or want to volunteer (i.e. Girl/Boy Scouts, company employees, clubs, church groups, etc.)
All these educational services offered by the Central California SPCA are FREE. Visits/Presentations can be accommodated onsite or offsite but must be scheduled. These services can also be given to a variety of groups: schools, private/public organizations, clubs, or held for special meetings in English or Spanish.
How You Can Help
- Become a member of the CCSPCA and receive our quarterly Playmate magazine
- Protect your pets for life (microchip, license, ID tag, spay/neuter)
- Like/Follow CCSPCA on Facebook/Twitter or visit our website ccspca.com
- Sign-up for our monthly E-News
- Donate (newspaper, new/used blankets/towels, toys, animal feed, litter, etc.)
- Adopt from shelters and rescues
- Support our low cost programs and veterinary services
- Report animal abuse/neglect at (559) 233-SPCA
- Provide a CCSPCA presentation for your students, members, or employees
Please feel free to download and distribute the following pdf brochure on Safety with Dogs: