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Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society

Organization Mission

The Santa Cruz SPCA provides safe harbor for animals in need and promotes an active humane community through adoption, advocacy, and education.

The Big Idea 2024:
More Than Shelter

Across the US animal shelters are full and struggling to provide for homeless animals, especially those that need a bit of ‘above-and-beyond’ care.

At the Santa Cruz SPCA, ‘above-and-beyond’ is what we do best! We welcome all kinds of needy dogs and cats, including those that might be at risk in other shelters—the Santa Cruz SPCA will never euthanize an animal due to long stays or crowding.

We prioritize comfort, love, and individualized attention for each animal in our care while we search for their new families. From specialized medical treatments to behavioral training, it is the support of compassionate community members that ensures that animals in need receive the care they deserve.

Join us in making a lasting impact on these innocent lives. With your support, this year we aim to:

• See over 500 homeless animals adopted.
• Give away 75,000 pounds of pet food to locals in need.
• Teach 2,672 school children about humane animal care practices.
• Host 20,000 hours of soul-nourishing, animal-care volunteer hours.

The Santa Cruz SPCA's pledge to 'above-and-beyond' care isn't just a promise—it's a heartfelt reality for every animal they touch.

Sherman Amsel, volunteer