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  • Surrendering Your Pet | Central California SPCA, Fresno, CA
    I have to surrender it to the CCSPCA Please ensure that your pet is vaccinated and boostered for common diseases at least a week before entry into our Adoption Center This will ensure the pet will stay healthy and be available for adoption longer Make sure your pet is socialized and trained The pet should accept handling petting and walking on leash with unfamiliar people Give us as much information as possible about the pet on the owner intake forms Have the pet spayed or neutered before surrender This significantly lessens the expenses to house and adopt out the pet It also ensures that once adopted the pet can go home with its new owner immediately Volunteer Come visit your pet or other pets that need to be re homed You can help keep the animals from getting depressed and ill while they are waiting for new homes Promote the CCSPCA to everyone you know as a great place to acquire a pet Encourage people to adopt rather than breed or buy pets How much does it cost to surrender my pet Dogs are 60 each Cats are 40 each Litters are 80 Owner requested euthanasia including disposal is 50 Disposal only is 40 Why do you charge to take in animals Every day a pet waits here for a new home it costs the CCSPCA approximately 50 in resources This includes food labor to clean the kennel and care for the pet and sometimes needed medications We are legally mandated to keep each one a minimum of 4 days after day of intake and many live here for weeks or months before they find a forever home It costs over 5 to vaccinate each animal when it arrives If the pet is not altered or microchipped that is an additional cost of 100 and we must do these things before your animal can be adopted out to someone else How much does it cost to have my pet picked up at my house Please contact our dispatch at 559 233 7722 to get the rate of pick up it may vary depending on circumstances Can I bring my dog in and trade you for one of your dogs We believe that when you take on the responsibility of a life it is for the entire life Animals are not trade material and their best interests should always be considered Why don t you adopt out my aggressive dog He s a good dog We want our community to be safe for all beings If an animal is truly aggressive it could be a danger to others and that is not beneficial to the community Why can t you call me before you euthanize my pet or when it gets adopted We handle approximately 30 000 animals per year and are not staffed sufficiently to be able to contact each person that surrenders an animal once adopted transferred out or euthanized Can I be there when you euthanize my pet

    Original URL path: http://ccspca.com/faq/surrendering-your-pet-faqs/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Adopting a Pet | Central California SPCA, Fresno, CA
    assist with the care of our animals Variable pricing on our highly adoptable animals allows us to house and assist the less adoptable ones while they wait for a new home These funds also help to pay for puppy and kitten formula for the orphaned medications for the sick and veterinary procedures for the injured Why do we have to pay so much for dogs and cats when you re probably going to euthanize them anyway To properly care for the animals as well as abide by state laws certain services must be performed and are quite expensive Why can I not adopt over the phone Our goal is permanent home placement If at all possible it is better to adopt in person to make sure that this is the right fit for everyone Why can t you put more than an hour hold on dogs We would not want an animal to miss an opportunity to find a home if the prospective owner does not show up within the hour Please work with a staff member or manager if there are other circumstances that need to be considered for your adoption Why don t you know exactly when I can pick up my newly adopted pet Happily many animals do get adopted from our animal care center We only have a certain amount of medical staff that can perform the spay neuters for adopted animals and they do them in order of adoption Why don t you have a list that I can put my name on so that you can call me when you get a certain type of animal breeds species etc You can add your name to the Adoption Center s Wish List of Adoptee s Please contact the Adoption Center by email at adoptions ccspca com or call them at 559 233 7722 ext 116 Please do come in person as often as possible because we constantly receive animals and you just may find the love of your life Why does my adopted pet have to have a microchip The CCSPCA policy is to microchip all adopted cats and dogs due to the high rate of animals lost stolen or found at large It is a lifesaving tool that stays with the animal no matter what so they can be identified and returned to their family quickly The more animals that are returned home increases the available cage space for other incoming animals Why do you not adopt out aggressive dogs usually when customers are looking for guard dogs We want our community to be safe for all beings If an animal is truly aggressive it could be a danger to others and that is not beneficial to the community Why is there only a 14 day exchange privilege The exchange policy is in place for health related reasons only Most health issues will show symptoms within the first 14 days after adoption Why can t I take my pet home over the weekend and

    Original URL path: http://ccspca.com/faq/adopting-a-pet-faqs/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Licensing | Central California SPCA, Fresno, CA
    Contact Media Feedback Online Complaint Form Join our Team Get Involved DONATE ADOPT CALL ANIMAL SHELTER CALL ANIMAL CONTROL Licensing Why do you have to your dog licensed This is a health and safety reason The license assures that your dog has had his up to date rabies vaccine Who needs to have a dog license All Fresno City residents who have a pet dog over 4 months of age Those who do not have a dog license are subject to a fine of 100 00 per unlicensed dog Why do I need a dog license It s the law Fresno Municipal Code 10 303 requires all owners or custodians of a dog over the age of 4 months to obtain a license Where can I get a dog license CCSPCA 103 S Hughes Fresno CA 559 233 7722 What do I need to get a dog license You must first get a rabies shot This shot protects your dog against both contracting and spreading the rabies disease Rabies shots may only be given by a veterinarian at a pet hospital or clinic You must provide a rabies certificate to get your license Where can I get a rabies shot George Whittell Animal Hospital located here at the CCSPCA 103 S Hughes please call 559 237 1125 for Rabies shot rates Low cost Rabies Clinic Saturdays 9 00 am 12 00 pm Rabies shots are available at most pet hospitals or clinics How long do I have to get a dog license If you have a received a Notice of Violation for no dog license the dog owner has 30 days from the date the Notice of Violation was issued before citation requiring a 100 00 fine per dog is issued Why are license investigators going door to door License

    Original URL path: http://ccspca.com/faq/licensing-faq/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Adopting a Horse | Central California SPCA, Fresno, CA
    s Small Animal Hospital FAQ s Kennel Operations FAQ s Misconceptions FAQ s Reclaiming Your Pet FAQ s Resources Free Dog Training Updates Pet Guides Playmate Magazine New Adopter Guide Download our FREE guide for new adopters Download Services Spay Neuter Services Vaccination Clinic Stray Animals Adoption Center Animal Hospital Animal Control Dog Licensing Grooming Salon Gift Store Lost Your Pet Low Cost Microchipping Rescue Department Columbarium Services Education Department Humane Officers View all Programs and Services About About Us Hours of Operation Annual Report Positions on Welfare Join our Team Contact Contact Media Feedback Online Complaint Form Join our Team Get Involved DONATE ADOPT CALL ANIMAL SHELTER CALL ANIMAL CONTROL Adopting a Horse Please fill out the Adoption Questionnaire here Download this interactive pdf if you have Adobe Reader you will be able type directly into the pdf then save your form and email your completed form to horses ccspca com or pick one up at the Animal Center If you already know which horse s you are interested in adopting please include the ID on the Questionnaire You may come down to the Animal Center for a complete list of horses and IDs Our caring staff will review the questionnaire and if approved an Officer will be assigned to conduct a property inspection for the safety and provisions of the horse The inspection report will be reviewed and an interview with the interested adopting party will be arranged A decision in the best interest of each individual horse is made and the interested adopting party will be contacted if approved for adoption Email your completed form to horses ccspca com Fax 559 233 1348 Drop off Adoption Center 103 S Hughes Ave Fresno CA 93706 Belmont Hughes Mail in Horse Adoption 103 S Hughes Ave Fresno CA 93706

    Original URL path: http://ccspca.com/faq/adopting-a-horse/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Donations | Central California SPCA, Fresno, CA
    s Surrendering your pet FAQ s Adopting a pet FAQ s Licensing FAQ s Adopting a Horse FAQ s Donations FAQ s Education Volunteering FAQ s Field Services Animal Control FAQ s FAQ s General FAQ s Small Animal Hospital FAQ s Kennel Operations FAQ s Misconceptions FAQ s Reclaiming Your Pet FAQ s Resources Free Dog Training Updates Pet Guides Playmate Magazine New Adopter Guide Download our FREE guide for new adopters Download Services Spay Neuter Services Vaccination Clinic Stray Animals Adoption Center Animal Hospital Animal Control Dog Licensing Grooming Salon Gift Store Lost Your Pet Low Cost Microchipping Rescue Department Columbarium Services Education Department Humane Officers View all Programs and Services About About Us Hours of Operation Annual Report Positions on Welfare Join our Team Contact Contact Media Feedback Online Complaint Form Join our Team Get Involved DONATE ADOPT CALL ANIMAL SHELTER CALL ANIMAL CONTROL Donations Where does all the money that I donate go to Donations are used for many different programs services and animal needs Areas of need within the Animal Center will change depending on various dynamics such as time of year and intake Please be aware that your donations are not used for the contracted Animal Control Pound services for the City of Fresno But rather go towards special programs like Cruelty Neglect Abuse Investigations Foster Care Rescues and Education What kind of dog food does the CCSPCA use We accept donations of all types of dog food We feed the dogs different food based on each animal s specific needs What sort of donations does the CCSPCA take need For further information on what to donate or how please visit our donation page HERE Search for How Can You Help Donate Volunteer Become a Member Foster Subscribe to Playmate Magazine Like us on

    Original URL path: http://ccspca.com/faq/donations-faqs/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Field Services & Animal Control | Central California SPCA, Fresno, CA
    Center Animal Hospital Animal Control Dog Licensing Grooming Salon Gift Store Lost Your Pet Low Cost Microchipping Rescue Department Columbarium Services Education Department Humane Officers View all Programs and Services About About Us Hours of Operation Annual Report Positions on Welfare Join our Team Contact Contact Media Feedback Online Complaint Form Join our Team Get Involved DONATE ADOPT CALL ANIMAL SHELTER CALL ANIMAL CONTROL Field Services Animal Control Why don t you ever answer the phones when I call Our dispatchers function just as police department dispatchers They receive hundreds of calls daily and must prioritize them according to the information they are given This process takes time and it may create a wait time for callers We have only a few dispatchers that are responsible for covering the huge territory of Fresno City for Animal Control and the entire Fresno County area for Cruelty and Neglect Dispatchers may have to refer callers to other agencies for their specific needs and locations Why don t you send someone out to get the stray dogs by my house I ve called and the dogs are still there Our officers respond to all of the calls that the CCSPCA receives The stray dog that you called about may leave the area or return home before the officer is able to respond It is important to call us back if you notice the same animal in the area Please give clear concise information and times You may also request to have an officer speak with you in person Why don t you send someone out about the stray cats Currently there are no leash laws for cats What can I do about my neighbor who breeds dogs and clips their tails ears Please call 559 233 7722 and report the situation to our

    Original URL path: http://ccspca.com/faq/field-services-animal-control-faqs/ (2016-04-26)
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  • General | Central California SPCA, Fresno, CA
    Spay Neuter Services Vaccination Clinic Stray Animals Adoption Center Animal Hospital Animal Control Dog Licensing Grooming Salon Gift Store Lost Your Pet Low Cost Microchipping Rescue Department Columbarium Services Education Department Humane Officers View all Programs and Services About About Us Hours of Operation Annual Report Positions on Welfare Join our Team Contact Contact Media Feedback Online Complaint Form Join our Team Get Involved DONATE ADOPT CALL ANIMAL SHELTER CALL ANIMAL CONTROL General What does CCSPCA stand for What do you do exactly CCSPCA stands for the Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals The CCSPCA is a private non profit organization that seeks to prevent cruelty and neglect of animals through education enforcement of state cruelty laws and by treating and caring for animals that have nowhere else to go The CCSPCA also provides the Animal Control services for the City of Fresno by way of contract Donations that go to the CCSPCA do not supplement its contractual obligations for animal control services as these are funded by the City CCSPCA operations that do not include Animal Control and Pound services are funded primarily through donations and include our Spay Neuter and Foster Programs and many other services that are directly related to animals pets and their owners How do you work here Isn t it hard Our employees are dedicated to the welfare of animals that come to our animal care center and although it is difficult at times it is the most rewarding job knowing that you are making a difference Are you the only SPCA in Fresno We are the only SPCA and the only animal control agency for all of the City of Fresno We still provide support services to the Central Valley community How many animals do you Euthanize That varies

    Original URL path: http://ccspca.com/faq/general-faqs/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Kennel Operations | Central California SPCA, Fresno, CA
    CALL ANIMAL CONTROL Kennel Operations Why is Petfinder never updated We went live just recently and if you notice something please let us know immediately We always appreciate additional volunteers to help take photographs of incoming animals Do you find homes for all the animals Sadly we do not find homes for all the animals We constantly need more homes for the amount of animals in our community They need a place where they can live a good life and be cared for properly How long do you keep dogs cats before they get euthanized The time varies for each animal s individual situation This may be due to a stray hold enrichment program foster rescue coordination or other circumstance Do you do cremations How long does it take How long until I get it back We do perform cremations The cost varies depending on the size of the animal The cremation is usually done within a few days depending on requests Why isn t an urn included in the cremation price Individual preference varies on urns The cremation cost is one expense and the urn is another Not everyone would like an urn after cremation so the urn is not included in the price of cremation Why can t you or someone there look for this dog that I m trying to find over the phone We do look for animals when someone calls in however animals move around a lot in our animal care center and we may not have a staff member available to go look for them Why can t you find homes for all of the dogs and cats We have an extreme overpopulation of cats and dogs here in the Central Valley For all the animals to have a home one person would have

    Original URL path: http://ccspca.com/faq/kennel-operations-faqs/ (2016-04-26)
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