Central Coast SPCA
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Every week we receive dozens of calls reporting abuse and/or neglect. But until we build up our rescue fund WE CAN'T HELP. Please support your local SPCA right now by going to our PAYPAL DONATION LINK (top of page) and making a small contribution to help us help them. For every donation of $25 we can set up a vet visit for a sick or hurt pet, for every donation of $10 we can feed him for a week. Please help the ones who can't speak out on their own... PLEASE ANSWER THEIR PLEA. (The CCSPCA is a 501c3 rescue organization - 100% volunteer run, where ALL FUNDS go to the animals in our care.)
Robin (white male) and Libby (with tan markings female) are 3-1/2 month old cocker/terrier mixed pups. They are very social and sweet, soft as bunnies, and love to cuddle! These two are the VERY BEST OF FRIENDS and we are hoping they will be adopted together. These adorable little puppies will not be very large, currently they are both under 10 lbs... and will most likely not get much larger than 18 lbs. They have been socialized with lots and lots of people, other dogs, cats and many different situations... they are perfect in their manners! Click on their photo above for more information and how to meet them.
Crash's vet exam didn't go that well last Monday! When we pulled young Crash out of SLO Animal Control over the weekend with two other dogs we knew he had been hit by a car... poor guy even had tread marks on his side! They had treated him for some internal issues but supposedly he didn't have any lasting effects. But what we (and they) didn't know is he had taken a nasty and hard hit to his jaw which left him in substantial pain and a broken tooth, just for starters! He went into immediate surgery on Wednesday as we couldn't bear to see him hurting, even though we don't have the funds to cover the bill. Now we have until the end of the month to come up with the funds. As most of you know, donations have been down recently due to the economy so we are once again having to really tighten our belt and hope for the public's response to our dire need. PLEASE HELP this sweet young dachshund/chihuahua mix! Online donations can be made at the top of this page on the PAYPAL donation button. Click on his photo above for more information and how to meet him.
Two Bits was pulled from SLO Animal Control 3-9-13. So far we love him! Very smart, and very gentle and sweet... great little lap dog and gets along great with other dogs and cats - and totally housetrained. He must have had a hard earlier life because he has fly strike on both ears and other rough patches that point to him living outside. All of these things are cosmetic, and good food and healthy living will get him back to perfect condition! From now on Two Bits will enjoy life INSIDE the home getting lots of love and attention from his foster mom and dad. For adoption information please click on his photo above.
This 10 year old sweetheart has found his forever home! Yipee... yeah!!!
Rescued from the SLO county shelter. SUCH a sweet dog!
He is safe!!!
Thanks to the wonderful people who sent in donations for his care, sweet Keller (Kelly) has been fixed up and is now looking for a new home.
Doesn't he look great?
Lois came to us with a mess of problems due to horrible neglect. This small 3-1/2 lb chihuahua's nails were so long they were curling back into the paw pads, her teeth have major infection issues and may need some removed, and she had bullet shrapnel in her side. Lois in on a 10-day antibiotic course and hopefully in 10 days we will have raised the funds necessary for her full dental and "beautifying" at the vet. PLEASE DONATE TO HELP!!! Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 2952, Orcutt, CA 93457 or the DONATION button above. For adoption information please click on her photo above.
This sweetheart of a dog has had seizures for almost a year. Up until 3 months ago the seizures have been easily prevented with medication, but now she has been showing a lot of side effect: falling down, forgetting things and people, sleeping 22 hours a day. Our vet doesn't think these are strictly side effects (we have changed up her medication multiple times and even stopped them all to see if the effects persist) and suggested an MRI. We took Shiloh to Atascadero Vet Hospital yesterday (Sept 6) and had a long talk with Dr. Polina. She also feels that the symptoms Shiloh is presenting may be neurological (either a lesion or infection) and an MRI will either confirm or rule this out. Shiloh spent the night and will have the MRI today... and this is where we need HELP!!! The MRI and follow up tests will bring the total to $1,200, and funds are really tight right now.
Watch the large screen and HIGH RESOLUTION version at (click on "champslo"): CCSPCA - YouTube
Click here to download our Adoption Application You can fax it back to us at 805-937-1766 or simply answer the questions by return email:
Please write on the top of the application which pet you are interested in, i.e. "Stella", this will save time to match the pet with the application. Make sure to include your email address - we are 100% volunteer run and don't always have time to make phone calls.
Click here for our adoption fees Information not only on the fees, but what the fee covers.
The CCSPCA has made some recent rescues that have brought in an unusual amount of puppies. Most are newborns and we are asking for public support for help with the many supplies necessary to make it easier for our foster parents. Click here if you are interested in helping us with supplies for the puppies... .
Part time foster and foster share programs available. Free training and lots of support! Contact us for more information
Click here for more information - it's also a flyer you can hang at your work to generate more help and interest in our program to help the pets in need! Fostering a pet is fun and won't cost you a thing - food, vet care, and supplies are provided - all you need to do is add the love!
Click Here to download and print the Foster Application. Click Here to view and download the Foster Handbook (application included on last page). The Handbook explains our program and what to do in emergencies - it's also a nice reference for poisonous plants and hazards in and around the house. You can fax the application to us at 805-937-1766 or simply answer the questions by return email:
Email Address: email@example.com Once we receive your application you will be paired with a Foster Coordinator who will work closely with you on your new "foster pet".
Fantastic deal... simply click on the above link to order (or re-order) your favorite magazines for an unbelievable low cost, and a portion of the sale will be directed back to the Central Coast SPCA to help abused and neglected pets.
Dog Lovers Wine Club is now supporting our organization, but we need your help. If you go to www.dogloverswineclub.com
and make a purchase or become a wine club member, Dog Lovers Wine Club will support us, in our mission to help homeless animals! Members of Dog Lovers Wine Club receive carefully crafted premium wine from California, shipped directly to them. But, here’s the unique part. Each month, the wine is accompanied by inspirational stories of families and their lives with dogs. The beautiful labels are illustrated from selected photos (and stories) they receive from dog lovers across the country. The wine shipments also include tips about dogs, tasting notes about the featured wine, the source of the grapes and recommended food pairings. Members can choose to receive their wine shipments monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. Individual wines are also available for purchase. This is truly a wonderful program and would make a great gift for any dog lover! You can also make a purchase by calling them toll free at 877-919-WINE (9463) (Don't forget to mention the Central Coast SPCA if you call in). Thanks so much for your support!
Check out our other great videos at: CCSPCA - YouTube
We believe that every dog needs his or her own bed - and you can help! To donate a Kuranda Bed please click on the icon link below and select "California" and then scroll down to: "Central Coast SPCA - Santa Maria, CA" to make sure the donated bed gets to our critters. Thank you so much from all of our doggies!
Pet Alert Decals are designed to alert firemen, police or neighbors that there is an animal or animals inside your dwelling. The decals are 4" x 5" and made of strong weather-proof vinyl static cling material that will not fade with bright vibrant red color for high, easy alert visibility. Pet Alert Decals will adhere to any clean glass surface without adhesive and can be placed on any inside window area and can be easily removed and reused.
Don't leave pets home without a Pet Alert Decal. Comes with two decals per package. Cost is: $2.99 + $1.50 shipping and handling (may purchase up to 3 packs for the same shipping/handling charge). All proceeds go towards the CCSPCA's Disaster Relief Fund. Send check or money order to: P.O. Box 2952, Orcutt, CA 93457. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Silvie (full name: Second Wind by Silvie) has a wonderful story to tell about a life and death rescue, living on a wonderful sailboat and hopefully now finding a loving home. Check out her full story on our "Adoptable Pet List" link. Click on "Silvie" and "Silvie 2" to see all of her photos - or simply click on the above photo to get started! Good news! Silvie got adopted! Yipee!
If you are interested in reading more about Ambos Rescue, our affiliate rescue group that travels down to Mexico, please scroll down.
The Central Coast SPCA is a private, non-profit no-kill animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless cats and dogs, and other companion animals; to providing lifesaving care and treatment to those animals in need; to take in adoptable animals from local high-risk facilities in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties; to help pets stay in loving homes with training and behavior classes; and to cultivate respect and awareness for the rights and needs of companion animals.
The CCSPCA does not have a physical shelter, but houses all of our animals in foster homes. If you see an animal you wish to adopt, or would like to receive information about, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Because we do not have a shelter, we do not have a permanent phone number either. But if you leave a message at our email address one of our volunteers will contact you as soon as possible.
For six months out of the year one of our members, Suzann Reeve, travels to Mexico, meeting up with her friend Jean Burch, to rescue homeless dogs. They vaccinate, spay & neuter, and fix whatever health problems they can with the finances they have available and have raised for this specific purpose. When the dogs are ready for new homes they attempt to place them locally, or send them up to Tuscon to be adopted - every year they bring one or two special ones back for us to find a home for. It has been a tough road for them, and extremely grim at times with all the heartache they feel when someone is cruel to an animal. But they continue on because to stop now would be harder. They rely upon donations to keep them going - if you wish to make a tax deductible donation please send it to: Ambos Rescue, Central Coast SPCA, P.O. Box 2952, Orcutt, CA 93457.
Ambos Rescue mainly works in the San Carlos area of Mexico where they have a base of operations out of Jean's home. At times during their 6-month stint they have as many as 20 dogs flowing throughout the home - and many, many more dogs housed with various friends and acquaintances. Most of the dogs they rescue are starving, near death, and have been on their own for awhile. Some have been alone for so long that they will never be tame and Suzann and JB can only trap these dogs to spay & neuter, before turning them free again. Their goals are to instigate change in San Carlos, to bring about awareness to the plight of the many dogs that roam the streets looking for food. It is a sad situation and hopefully one day the government, or larger rescue agency, could go in and make an even bigger difference for the better. In the meantime Suzann and JB work tirelessly and endlessly to help those dogs that they can- and usually spend their last penny to do so.
If you would like to contact Ambos Rescue: email@example.com
Izzy started out in a puppy mill in Mexico and was rescued, medically rehabilitated, cared for and sent up here to Santa Maria for adoption. This is his story. Click here to read about Izzy...
Izzy has passed his Good Citizen test and has been accepted into the Furry Friends Program! This means he will join his new sister Meg in bringing love and cuddles to seniors and kids in convalescent homes and hospitals. This is what rescue is all about really... bringing meaning to a dog's life that might have ended on the streets like so much garbage. Izzy's new job is to bring comfort and joy to people who need it. Izzy knows what it's like to be lonely and afraid - to need love and hugs - and he is willing to share the wealth of this knowledge.
The CCSPCA is committed to fighting animal cruelty. Many animals on the Central Coast need your help. You can help save a life today. Learn how you can prevent animal cruelty by understanding the facts behind it, what constitutes cruelty and neglect, and how you can report animal cruelty in your neighborhood. Know California's animal cruelty laws and get involved in helping us lobby for animal welfare. Together, we can make a difference for all animals. DID YOU KNOW... It is illegal to abandon an animal? (Up to 6 months jail time and maximum of $1,000 fine) It is illegal to confine an animal in such a way that doesn't allow for proper exercise, access to food, water and shelter? (Up to 6 months jail time and maximum of $1,000 fine) HOW YOU CAN HELP... Report animal cruelty to the proper authorities
In addition to monetary support and wish list item donations , CCSPC welcomes your donation of time! There are various ways you can help CCSPCA animals, and new volunteers and new ideas are always welcome Whatever your interest, CCSPCA can benefit from your help! Below are some of the ways you can get involved VOLUNTEERING: Want to make a big difference in the lives of homeless animals? There are lots of rewarding and fun opportunities to volunteer with CCSPCA. No matter what your skills and interests, we have a volunteer opportunity to match. You can get involved a little or a lot! Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for whatever areas interest you. Want to get involved, but don't see anything that specifically sparks your interest? Just contact us and a volunteer will get in touch with you to talk about other volunteer opportunities and discuss interests and ideas you have!
The CCSPCA Relay Team is a dedicated group of volunteers who transport the animals as the need arises. Whether the need is for a dog or cat to be transported from a shelter, from a surrendering owner, to the vet or to its forever home, the CCSPCA Relay Team gets the job done. If you're interested in helping out, please contact us at: email@example.com
Meet with interested adopters in your community and help match an animal with their new family! For more information about the Placement Team , please contact Jeannine at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CCSPCA is an all volunteer- run non-profit, 501c3 organization (tax deductible Fed. ID#20-0294474) and relies upon public donations to keep us going. We have several funds set up to help the animals and your help is greatly appreciated! We have funds set up for Veterinary Care for those animals we take in that need special medical treatments and/or surgery; the Building Fund that sets aside funds to build our new shelter; and the General Fund to take care of miscellaneous expenses like dog & cat food, Frontline flea & tick control, and medicines/vaccinations for the animals. You can send your tax-deductible donation to: CCSPCA, P.O. Box 2952, Orcutt, CA 93457 or click on the PayPal button at the top of this page. All donations are greatly appreciated!
We also have memberships available for $25.00 single, or $45.00 family membership. A special Lifetime Membership is available for $500.00. All family & lifetime memberships get a free CCSPCA T-Shirt; and all memberships receive a newsletter every other month. Please contact Jeannine at: email@example.com for more information regarding donations or memberships. hr>
Central Coast SPCA
P. O Box 2952
Orcutt, CA 93457
Phone: The CCSPCA does not have a phone number dedicated to the organization. Please leave a message by email and a volunteer will contact you as soon as possible.
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
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