Mission: Shelters homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, provides humane education, investigates animal cruelty, provides disaster relief for animals and animal owners, and rescues and rehabilitates injured wildlife. This is an open-admission shelter that accepts all owner-surrendered animals and contracts with the cities of Gonzalez, King City, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside, and Soledad to shelter strays from those jurisdictions. The SPCA also accepts and shelters strays found at large in Monterey County or Salinas on days the municipal shelters are closed, then contacts those shelters to take possession of animals from their jurisdictions to provide their owner (if any) the opportunity to find them.
The SPCA also operates a public low-cost spay/neuter clinic (M-F), offers “no appointment” low-cost vaccination (M-F) to the public, provides behavior training classes and consultations to help keep animals in homes and out of shelters, and provides low-cost humane euthanasia services for owners faced with that difficult decision. The SPCA also has a Barn Cat Program to adopt out cats who otherwise are not adoptable.