United Spay Alliance Spay/Neuter Referral Network: CALIFORNIA
Please note: we are still in the process of building out our state landing pages and spay/neuter information. While we are working as fast as we can, we know there may still be gaps in the information available. If you are having trouble finding spay/neuter resources in your community, please reach out to us directly at email@example.com.
Still need help? Contact your state leader: (650) 274-5236
or email paccdogrescue @ gmail.com
About your state leader
Our priorities are informed by over four decades of combined volunteering in the trenches, and rescuing dogs from CA public shelters. We have witnessed first hand the behemoth that is CA’s public sheltering system, trying to keep up with the unrelenting flow of unplanned and unwanted animals entering what are too often, essentially animal prisons, ill equipped to adequately care for such sentient and social beings. PACC is actively working to support the day where the number of animals entering our shelters is small, manageable, and those animals experience the care, compassion, and yes PLAY we would all hope for, from our local shelters. For these reasons, we are focused on the 3 priorities below…
1. Legislate a CA Spay Neuter Fund
Spaying and neutering saves money. It simultaneously increases community safety and is a humane alternative to animals entering, suffering in, and dying in shelters. Despite California taxpayers funding ~153 public shelters to the tune of ~$400M annually to control, shelter, vet, adopt out and euthanize animals, California has highest shelter animal kill rate in the nation. This is an indelible stain that we are working hard to address.
2. Bring Playgroups to CA Shelters
CA is behind the curve in committing to the national best practice, highly respected, Dogs Playing for Life playgroup model, that commits to Every Dog, Out to Play, Every Day. Instead animals in many, if not most, CA public shelters languish, isolated in kennels where they suffer terribly, rapidly deteriorate and are subsequently, quietly euthanized .
PACC does not accept any excuses for not transforming the lives of shelter dogs through the relatively simple, incredibly inexpensive act of safely grouping dogs by play style and LETTING THEM OUT TO PLAY!
3. Rescue and Rehome Shelter Dogs at Risk of Euthanasia
Shelter dogs are our passion. We identify shelter dogs at risk of euthanasia, match them with suitable foster homes, ready them for adoption and then find loving forever families to provide the life every companion animal deserves. We likewise help with rehoming dogs at risk of landing in a shelter as a result of individual or family crisis, trauma, or poverty.