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Free spay/neuter services offered for cats in Watsonville-area

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter has received a grant to help them provide free spaying and neutering services for cats in the Watsonville area.

SPCA for Monterey County warns pet owners about high temps

With temperatures on the Central Coast predicted to be high this week, the SPCA for Monterey County is reminding people that heat can be dangerous for animals.


SPCA for Monterey County offering special adoption discounts

The SPCA for Monterey County is offering mid-week adoption specials on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug 20-21.

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Dear Jon: There’s hope for pet owners who can’t afford care

You may have been in a situation where your pet had a life threatening condition, but you couldn't pay for care due to one reason or another. It's a really tough situation to be in, the thought of losing your pet to a lack of funds. Shelly wrote to me and asked, “Dear Jon, my pet has a serious medical condition, but I can't pay for care, is there any hope?”


Yolo County Sheriff: Malnourished dogs seized from rescue group

Sheriff's officials in Northern California say they have launched a criminal investigation after discovering eleven malnourished dogs and three dead dogs at a Rottweiler rescue facility.

Kitten rescued from Greenfield home

SPCA: 70 neglected pets rescued from filthy home in Greenfield

Seventy neglected pets were rescued from a house in Greenfield Wednesday, the SPCA for Monterey County said.

SPCA offering reward after 18 rabbits abandoned in Seaside

The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever abandoned 18 young rabbits at Laguna Regional Park.

Pacific Grove puppies up for adoption after hoarding rescue

Puppies rescued from squalor in Pacific Grove available for adoption

Several puppies rescued from a hoarding case in Pacific Grove in May are all ready for new homes.

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