Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Giving More Than Shelter

aka Sacramento SPCA   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.sspca.org

Mission

Since 1894, the Sacramento SPCA has been dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment of animals in the Sacramento area, providing a safe and nurturing environment for unwanted, abandoned and mistreated pets until they can be permanently placed into loving homes. The Sacramento SPCA has been giving more than shelter to homeless animals by providing individual comfort, care, and love for more than 124 years.  They provide compassionate medical care to tens of thousands of animals annually and offer a variety of programs and services designed to keep people and pets together for life.

Ruling year info

1957

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kenn Altine

Main address

6201 Florin Perkins Rd

Sacramento, CA 95828 USA

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EIN

94-1312343

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Services

The Sacramento SPCA believes that spaying and neutering not only prevents pet overpopulation, it helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by eliminating or reducing a number of health problems that can be very difficult to treat.

ALTERED 18,231 ANIMALS in 2017

#1 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
High-volume, low-cost spay & neuter clinic

#2 IN NATION
Single location high-volume, low-cost
spay & neuter clinic

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The Sacramento SPCA believes every pet should have access to affordable veterinary care to keep them healthy and happy for years to come.


VACCINATED 13,936 ANIMALS IN 2017

PET WELLNESS CLINIC
Low-cost veterinary exams and treatment for
minor conditions offered twice weekly

MOBILE WELLNESS CLINIC
Low-cost vaccines, microchips, flea treatments, nail trims
and pet health resources offered four times per month

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The Sacramento SPCA utilizes every resource to find new homes for homeless pets, from providing personalized counseling to potential adopters to partnering with community organizations to expand our reach.

ADOPTED 3,472 ANIMALS
in 2017

PLACED 879 ANIMALS
through foster and rescue in 2017

HOSTED 122 EVENTS
Community partnerships and mobile adoptions in 2017

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, due to the pandemic and shelter in place mandate, we were forced to close our public programs for several months, hence resulting in a decrease in the number of surgeries performed.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Adults, Retired people

Related Program

Pet Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, due to the pandemic and shelter in place mandate, we were forced to close our public programs for several months, thereby affecting the total number of animals adopted that year.

Number of animals vaccinated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Retired people, Veterans, Military personnel, Seniors

Related Program

Low-Cost Pet Wellness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, due to the pandemic and shelter in place mandate, we were forced to close our public programs for several months.

Number of bags of pet food distributed to households

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

On March 31, 2020, we launched the Paw Pantry - a twice-weekly, free, drive-thru pet food pantry - in an effort to keep animals in their homes and provide relief to those who are struggling.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Board of directors
as of 6/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bill Altavilla

CAPTRUST

Term: 2021 - 2022

Maren Christie

No affiliation

Melody Healy

No affiliation

Bill Altavilla

No affiliation

Constance Crawford

No affiliation

Linda Starr

No Affiliation

Susan Gray

No affiliation

Nabil Musallam

No Affiliation

Kathy Lelevier

No Affiliation

Mike Cleary

No affiliation

Zack Morgan

No affiliation

Tom Peno

No affiliation

Janet Crooks

No Affiliation

Heather Candy

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/01/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability