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The Sacramento SPCA Is Hosting A Special Fundraiser to Build the New Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento SPCA will host a special stay-at-home fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. to help fund and build the new Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center at the Sacramento SPCA.

During this free online broadcast, viewers will get a behind the scenes look at the health center construction progress, meet some new furry friends at the shelter and see how support of this project will help keep animals in their homes, reduce the number of animals entering overcrowded shelters in the Sacramento region and help those animals in shelters get into homes faster.

Community supporters are encouraged to register for the free event in advance by visiting, where they can learn more about the life-saving project and connect to the live broadcast on Saturday.

The Sacramento SPCA announced their community campaign to raise funds to build the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center during a press conference at their shelter on August 19, 2020. In attendance were a small group of supporters, Sacramento SPCA CEO, Kenn Altine, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and lead gift contributor to the project, Zoe K. McCrea.

"The Sacramento SPCA plays the crucial role in helping pets who need homes in Sacramento and also people who are in need of free or low-cost veterinary services," said Mayor Steinberg.

Although the Sacramento SPCA's current spay and neuter clinic is ranked seventh in the nation for performing more than 18,000 high-volume, high-quality surgeries annually, demand for spay and neuter in the region far exceeds capacity in the current clinic space. The non-profit animal organization is in the process of renovating their former administrative building into a new state-of-the-art 6,400 square foot animal hospital in order to help more animals and people in the community.

The strategically designed space will allow the Sacramento SPCA to increase their surgery capacity by more than 5,000 additional procedures each year, expand their low-cost vaccine and wellness clinics and help provide more animals entering the shelter with life-saving medical care.

The Sacramento SPCA is the only full-service animal shelter in the region offering pet owners a place to take their beloved pets when they have nowhere else to turn; regardless of age, breed, health condition or behavior. Though the Sacramento SPCA had to adapt their services due to the health crisis, they have continued to say yes to the animals and expand public access to their lifesaving programs by offering appointment-based processes.

"We have continued to adapt to the growing needs of our community over the years and we are committed to saving more lives and making the life-saving efforts of others possible now and into the future," states Sacramento SPCA CEO, Kenn Altine. "We ask the entire Sacramento community - to join in this campaign to help build this new spay/neuter clinic and animal health center."

Community members can register in advance for Saturday's broadcast by visiting For supporters who are not able to join the October 24th event, but still wish to support the project, gifts can be made at

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About the Sacramento SPCA:

Founded in 1892, the Sacramento SPCA has been providing homeless animals with individual comfort, shelter, and love for more than 128 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.

Learn more at:

Dawn Foster
Sacramento SPCA Marketing & Communications Director
or (916) 802-0915

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*Caption: The Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center currently in construction at the Sacramento SPCA.

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First small cells come to life in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- XG Communities LLC and the City of Sacramento announced that multiple carriers have received permit approvals to build small cells in downtown Sacramento. Mobilitie began construction immediately and already has sites on air. Sacramento's model invites carriers and connectivity providers to enhance wireless coverage and capacity for the citizens of Sacramento by leveraging city-owned assets.

Sacramento has updated its policies and processes to allow for small cells to quickly obtain city approval. Sacramento's goal to be the nation's first 5G city is close to realization.

"We're honored to be a proving ground and of interest to so many technology and connectivity providers," Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. "We believe that our strategy to improve connectivity and competition for our residents is working."

Carriers built test sites in 2017 and intend to construct hundreds of small cells over the coming months. The sites are aesthetically pleasing and are in line with the city's technology priorities.

"We're disrupting how small cells are deployed - making the process faster, streamlined, and predictable," said XG Communities founder and CEO John Clarey. "We think our model working with cities is the future and we've proven that it works here in California."

About XG Communities:

XG Communities (formerly 5 Bars) is an Irvine, California, privately held premier provider of Wireless Asset Marketing for municipalities developing comprehensive wireless strategies through a unique holistic view of city owned assets, coverage and capacity. XG Communities is a leading wireless innovator bridging the gap between cities and carriers.

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