Placer SPCA – SOS Program

Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

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The Placer SPCA created programs to assist residents of Placer County in need of assistance to care for their companion animals through difficult times. They provide financial assistance for residents of Placer County through the SOS Program.

Who Are Eligible for Assistance

Only residents of Placer County, who are in dire need but responsible animal caregivers, are eligible for the SOS Program. They must be able show a history of responsible pet ownership, and continue to provide a safe, humane environment for their pets. The Placer SPCA will use the assessment of veterinarians to identify clients who have a history in responsible pet ownership.

Types of Assistance Available

  • Boarding/Rental Pet Deposits
    The SOS Program can assist with a one-time pet deposit for a rental property. The Placer SPCA will reach out to the manager or property owner to confirm details about the pet deposit requirements. They are sensitive to unexpected circumstances and will work hard to ensure that owners are reunited with their pets. The SOS program also assists in covering the cost of temporary boarding. A boarding facility will provide an estimate to applicants for funding. The Placer SPCA will get in touch with the boarding facility to confirm details of payment. Click here to get an application and submit to [email protected]. If you have questions, call (916) 782-7722, ext. 6170.
  • Veterinary Treatment
    The SOS Program was created to assist animals with unexpected conditions, which, if left untreated, could prove debilitating and lead to a reduced quality of life, according to the opinion of a veterinarian. Applicants for the funding expect to get a prognosis indicating a positive recovery once treatment is done. However, funding will not be given for cosmetic or chronic diseases or conditions that require ongoing care and management. Animals with temperament and/or behavior problems might not be eligible for funding. It is a requirement that the animals being treated are spayed/neutered, or will be altered at the time of treatment, if the veterinarian deems it appropriate. Click here to get an application and submit to [email protected]. If you have more questions, call (916) 782-7722, ext. 6170.

Only residents of Placer County are eligible for financial assistance. It is limited on a one-time basis and does not exceed $500. You can download the SOS Program Criteria for more information.

The SOS Program is possible thanks to the generosity of the community. This includes a grant from Roseville Grants Advisory Commission’s Citizen’s Benefit Fund, a grant from the United Auburn Indian Community, and gifts from private donors.

Contact Information

Placer SPCA Adoption & Education Center

200 Tahoe Avenue

Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 782-7722 | (530) 885-7387

Tues-Sun: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Placer SPCA Intake Center

150 Corporation Yard Road

Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 782-7722

Tues-Sun: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Placer SPCA Pet Adoption & Resource Center

1482 Grass Valley Highway

Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 823-7722

*Temporarily closed

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