MISSION: Focuses on rescue, adoption, humane education and community assistance. Provides a shelter for unwanted, abused, neglected and orphaned animals, including those in need of socialization, training, medical care or simply more time. Provides humane education programs for adults and youth, veterinary care assistance to low-income seniors, and a free food bank available to anyone who needs help feeding their animal companions.
BLACKIE’S FUND is offered through the Santa Cruz SPCA and connects senior people with senior pets by providing a waived adoption fee when a great match is found. The fund also provides veterinary care assistance to seniors living on a low fixed income in two ways: 1) free twice-yearly preventative care Wellness Days and 2) a veterinary care assistance grant of up to $500 for private diagnostic and treatment appointments available all year at a Santa Cruz SPCA contracted veterinarian (dental procedures and preventative care are not included in this option).
To benefit from Blackie’s Fund, you must be: 62 years of age or older, on a fixed or low income, able to provide proof of income, and willing sign a contractual agreement.