Since 1905, the SPCA for Monterey County, an independent, donor-supported non-profit organization, has been coming to the aid of animals in need--not just dogs and cats, but horses, wildlife, exotics, and whatever living creatures find themselves requiring assistance. In addition to offering shelter and veterinary services, the SPCA has developed some innovative programs and partnerships, for example, PetMeals, a collaboration with Meals on Wheels, and a Pet Food Bank, a safety net for people having trouble feeding their pets in hard times. In addition, they were the first animal welfare agency to partner with the American Red Cross to shelter pets adjacent to human evacuation shelters during a disaster. Coming up May 7 is Wag 'n' Walk, SPCA for Monterey County's annual fundraising day of fun.
Currently adoptable is 2-year-old Bella, a tiny Chihuahua mix, just under six pounds. Her previous owners moved on, so she's looking for new snuggling opportunities, further adventures, and a lifetime of affection.