Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Giving More Than Shelter

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

Mission

Since 1892, the Sacramento SPCA has worked to reduce pet overpopulation through affordable spay/neuter services, promote the humane treatment of animals through education and outreach, and assist pet owners through a variety of programs and services designed to keep pets and their families together for life. The mission of the Sacramento SPCA is to foster a loving and compassionate community for companion animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships, and saving lives.

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

19,154 animals spayed/neutered in 2021, including 4,703 community cats.

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

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The people we serve are owners of companion animals, prospective owners, animal advocates (i.e. trappers for TNR), and youth who participate in our humane education programs.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    As one of the only organizations who provides spay and neuter at no or low cost for feral and community cats, we distributed a survey to area trappers to determine what they deemed would be the most helpful when looking at increasing surgery slots. More than 70 replied, with the number one choice being to increase the availability of weekday slots and making them free, even if for a limited time. We were able to secure funding to offer this program for 6 months, and it was considered successful, and will be a program that we reinstate on a limited basis when funding is available.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Overall, we find asking for feedback beneficial to serving our constituents and benefiting the mission. It has not created a shift in power, but rather an appreciation as we value their opinions and look for themes in feedback to strengthen our programs and relationships.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

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 03/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bill Altavilla

CAPTRUST

Term: 2021 - 2023

Maren Christie

No affiliation

Bill Altavilla

CAPTRUST

Susan Gray

No affiliation

Zack Morgan

El Camino Pet Hospital

Heather Candy

Adventist Health

Tracy Fairchild

Valerie Letch

Kristin Beard King

Political Solutions

Nancy Field

UC Davis

Jun Reina

CapRadio

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 ? Yes
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/10/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.