How you Can Help?

Car Donations
Most of our dogs just want a loving home...Rex wants your car.

Last year The Santa Cruz S.P.C.A adopted over 1500 animals to loving homes. Donated vehicles make their dreams come true. It's no wonder Rex wants your car. Donate your vehicle to the Santa Cruz SPCA. We'll sell your car,truck, van, motorcycle, boat, or RV--and use the proceeds to care for abandoned animals. And, you can claim federaland state tax deductions for the vehicle's full Kelly Blue Book retail value. It's a win-win situation. Plus, we offer free pickup. Call the Santa Cruz S.P.C.A at (831)  475-6454 ext. 26.

Spaying and Neutering
Did you know that for every human being born in this country, 15 dogs and 45 cats are also born? To get an idea of how we can all share the burden of the animal overpopulation problem, think about it: in order for all the animals to find homes, a family of four would have to adopt 60 dogs and 180 cats! Sounds impractical, doesn't it?

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering to...
Your Pet- Spayed and neutered pets are healthier. They will not develop mammary tumors, uterine or testicular cancers or other problems of the reproductive organs.
Unwanted behaviors such as digging, jumping, roaming, spraying and fighting will be virtually eliminated after spay/neuter surgery. Most of these actions are brought on by the drive to find a mate.
Animals that are spayed or neutered are more easily trained and are more responsive to family members.
Dogs that have been spayed or neutered are less expensive to license in Santa Cruz County.
Cats howl, pace and scratch to get Out of the house at all hours of the day and night in order to find a mate. When a female dog or cat goes into heat, male animals from blocks away know it! Walking a female dog in heat is like going into battle. Every loose male dog in the neighborhood will follow and nothing will drive them away.
Your Community-
Over a million dollars in tax money is spent on animal control in Santa Cruz County. It is costly to house, care for and, ultimately, destroy this county's unwanted companion animals.
Irresponsible breeding creates stray animals, which are a public health and safety concern.
No one likes to think about healthy, beautiful, affectionate cats and dogs, puppies and kittens, losing their lives because no one wants them. Your Santa Cruz SPCA offers food. warmth and shelter. Our Animal Care Technicians care very much about these animals. A good  solution to the animal population problem is to limit the number of animals being born until the population of pets equals the population of people who want and can care for them.
The purpose of this site is to help you make free donations as quickly as possible. The links are directly to the left, so go ahead and start clicking to donate at no cost to you. Start by visiting The Hunger Site, and then click on "Donate Free Food". Then you can move on to the next charity and donate there. Most of these sites allow only one donation per day, so please consider bookmarking this page and donating again tomorrow.