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Sacramento SPCA Receives Lifesaving Investment from Newly Named Petco Love for the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they received a $15,000 grant investment from Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals through the newly constructed Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center.

A check presentation was held at the Petco retail store located at 855 E Bidwell Street in Folsom, California on Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m.

The Sacramento SPCA applied for the lifesaving investment as part of a year-long fundraising campaign to complete construction of the new state-of-the-art animal hospital located at 6201 Florin Perkins Road in Sacramento.

A remodel of the shelter's administrative office and sick bay building began in May 2020, renovations were complete in January 2021 and the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center performed its first public surgeries in late January.

The expanded facility has allowed the Sacramento SPCA to immediately increase public access to low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and preventative care for animals in the Sacramento region and beyond.

The Kristan Otto Shelter Medicine Program, with species-specific housing for sick and injured animals; an isolation ward for managing contagious diseases; and examination, laboratory, and treatment space, is also located inside the new Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center.

"We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with the Petco Folsom store and Petco Love to support our lifesaving work in the new health center," said Kenn Altine, Sacramento SPCA CEO. "With Petco Love's local and national support, we can provide expanded access to low-cost preventative care to our community's pets, help animals get into homes faster and save more lives."

Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they've empowered organizations with $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And, they've helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like the Sacramento SPCA, nationwide.

"Today Petco Love announces an investment in the Sacramento SPCA and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized," said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. "Our local investments are only one component. In April, we also launched the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us."

For more information about the Sacramento SPCA, visit http://sspca.org/. To learn more about Petco Love, visit http://www.petcolove.org/.

About the Sacramento SPCA

Founded in 1892, the Sacramento SPCA has been providing homeless animals with individual comfort, shelter, and love for more than 129 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. Visit http://sspca.org/ or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation)

Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we've empowered animal welfare organizations by investing nearly $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We've helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.

Today, our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Is love calling you? Visit http://www.petcolove.org/ or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we're leading every day.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Dawn Foster, Sacramento SPCA Marketing & Communications Director, dfoster@sspca.org or (916) 802-0915

Jennifer Perez, Petco Love, media@petcolove.org

Related link: https://www.sspca.org/

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The Sacramento SPCA Races to Complete The Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they have reached more than 90% of their fundraising goal to finish construction of the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center - and the non-profit organization is asking for community support to help cross the finish line.

Completion of the new 6,400 square foot animal hospital will increase the Sacramento SPCA's spay/neuter surgery capacity by 38% (to 23,000 annual surgeries), expand their low-cost vaccine and wellness clinics and help provide more animals entering the shelter with life-saving medical care.

The Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center was designed to help animals like Estelle.

When this four-week-old puppy and her littermates arrived at the Sacramento SPCA, they tested positive for Parvo, a highly contagious and often fatal disease. The shelter's medical team quickly began treatments and after making a full recovery, Estelle was placed in a loving foster home.

But Estelle's battle wasn't over, yet. After a few weeks in foster care, her family noticed that she was having trouble swallowing, and X-rays revealed an abnormal vascular ring around her esophagus, restricting her ability to consume solid food.

"One out of every five animals that enter the Sacramento SPCA needs specialized care before they can be placed up for adoption," said Sacramento SPCA CEO, Kenn Altine. "Completing the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center will allow us to say yes to more animals like Estelle, who require life-saving care."

With her surgery scheduled in February, Estelle's future looks bright. Finishing the Sacramento SPCA's state-of-the-art medical facility will ensure a hopeful future for all animals and support the emerging needs of the community in 2021 and beyond by:

* preventing animals from entering all of the region's shelters

* getting animals who enter the shelter into homes faster

* providing early detection and treatment of high-cost illnesses that force many families to surrender their animal

Thanks to a generous lead gift by local business leader and animal lover Zoe K. McCrea, as well as the generosity of individuals and community partners throughout the Sacramento region, more than 90% of the funds needed to complete the project have been raised.

The shelter is seeking the community's support to help finish the life-saving project.

As the only full-service 100% non-profit animal shelter in the Sacramento region, the Sacramento SPCA relies on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to support their work. They are local, independent, and do not receive funding from state or local government agencies.

Donations to complete the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center can be made online or by mail to: Sacramento SPCA, 6201 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento, CA 95828. Learn more: https://www.classy.org/campaign/zoe-k-mccrea-animal-health-center/c293556

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/2zIIj2RBn_s

About the Sacramento SPCA:

Founded in 1892, the Sacramento SPCA has been providing homeless animals with individual comfort, shelter, and love for more than 129 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:

http://sspca.org/savepetslives

https://www.facebook.com/SacSPCA/

https://www.instagram.com/sacramento_spca/

https://www.twitter.com/SacramentoSPCA

MEDIA CONTACT:

Dawn Foster, Sacramento SPCA Marketing & Communications Director dfoster@sspca.org or (916) 802-0915

*IMAGE link for media: https://www.Send2Press.com/300dpi/21-0129s2p-sspca-health-center-300dpi.jpg

*Image caption: The new Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center - scheduled to open in early 2021.

Related link: https://www.sspca.org/

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