Sacramento SPCA: http://www.sspca.org/ We try to make life safe for our pets, but sometimes, despite our best efforts, they get lost. When that happens, it's important to act immediately! Don't wait and assume they will find their way home. Here are some steps you can take to help locating your missing best friend...If you have found a stray or lost animal take it to the nearest veterinarian or shelter and have it scanned for a microchip. If it doesn't have a chip and you cannot keep it at your house while trying to locate the owner, take it to the shelter to give the owner an opportunity to find it.
With over 150 cats and kittens entering our County shelter weekly, it is not possible for a volunteer based shelter program to take stray or owned cats and kittens. The influx of calls for help has multiplied exponentially due to the housing crisis and declining economy. Shelters are better equipped to deal with the pet overpopulation crisis in our community. It is a never ending problem and it is a crisis that we can stop by being responsible not only for our own pets but for those who have been left behind.
We as a community have to ban together to try and help the lost and abandoned animals we find on the streets who are fending for themselves. Those of us involved in rescue are trying to do everything within our power to help one animal at a time and we would appreciate your understanding of why we can't help everyone we get calls about.
Please DO NOT try to give the animal away for free and DO NOT place it with someone without spaying or neutering it first.
For a list of local low cost and free spay/neuter services in our area go to www.sacanimal.org or call 916-808-SPAY.
Use your own resources to place your cat if you must give it up. After asking your immediate circle of friends, family, and co-workers, reach a broader audience by using social networking like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram where your friends and their friends and their friends have contacts. Someone may be looking to adopt. Together we can help many animals who need us. Please encourage your friends, co-workers, family and others to SPAY AND NEUTER THEIR PETS. Remind them how important it is to keep current ID on pets at all times in case they escape or are faced with a natural disaster like fire or flood. AND before getting a pet consider how long that pet will live. You are adopting them for better or worse, for richer or poorer. Your commitment to them should be for THEIR LIFETIME.
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