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Watsonville dog recovering after being thrown out of a car

Abused Watsonville dog adopted, reward for information stands at $25,000

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the Watsonville case of animal abuse jumped from $6,000 to $25,000 with help from an anonymous donor.

Making a Difference Hope Center

Making a Difference: Hope Center

Hunger is a harsh reality for many families living on the central coast. According to Hope Center Monterey, one in five people will require help getting food at some point in their lives. That's the reason people young and old, volunteer to help.

Animal surrenders up in 2015

SPCA for Monterey County: Number of animal surrenders up in 2015

The number of animal surrenders in Monterey County is going up. One of the major reasons, animal activists say renters can’t find properties that allow pets.

Making a Difference Read to Dogs Program

Making a Difference: Read to Dogs Program

A special program at two Salinas libraries is helping young children learn to love reading, especially reading aloud. But the volunteers who are helping them build this important skill aren't people, they're dogs. Here's more in this weeks making a difference.


Making A Difference: Pet foster parents

Statistics show thousands end up at local shelters each year. The SPCA for Monterey County says without volunteer foster families, many wouldn't survive. In today's making a difference, we look at a couple that has transformed their lives to serve pets in need.


Helping rescue horses in Monterey County

The SPCA for Monterey County needs your help keeping their rescue horses healthy.


SPCA: Some horses up for adoption from Morgan Hill, Gilroy neglect case

Thirty-eight neglected horses from Morgan Hill and Gilroy--and one man held responsible pleads no contest. Now some of those horses are up for adoption.

Black Friday at SPCA

Adopt a pet on Black Friday at SPCA for Monterey County

Skip the crowded malls and give yourself the gift of unconditional love during The SPCA’s Black Friday Adoption Event Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30.

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