The Sacramento SPCA is an open admission animal shelter, which means we accept animals that are surrendered to us regardless of health, age, breed or behavior. Open admission shelters play an essential role in providing care to the thousands of animals that would otherwise have no safe refuge.
The Sacramento SPCA believes in helping the greatest number of animals with our available resources. Euthanasia is determined by the results of the animal’s health and behavioral evaluation and the resources we have available to us at the time.
The Sacramento SPCA is committed to saving animal lives and practices each step of the “no kill” equation including: providing medical care, adoptions, working on behavior and training, developing partnerships within the community and with rescue groups, maintaining a strong foster program, providing free services to seniors to keep their pets, and operating an on-site low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinic.
We utilize every resource we have before the difficult decision to euthanize is considered.
The Sacramento SPCA also offers an option for owned animals when there is a verified need for end of life services.