The Placer SPCA Animal Care Center in Auburn has several volunteer opportunities for local citizens that love animals.
It is the mission of the Placer SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond.
The organization provides adoption counseling, spay/neuter assistance and education, pet lost and found, humane education, collaborative rescue efforts, and volunteer opportunities while the shelter itself houses over 4,000 animals each year.
All of the Place SPCA efforts are funded and supported with donations and volunteers from Auburn and Placer County, CA.
Placer SPCA Volunteer Opportunities
All Placer SPCA volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation with some of the opportunities requiring further training and education on proper animal handling and care techniques. Here are some of our favorite positions:
This volunteer position at the Placer SPCA offers one-on-one training, conditioning and handling of dogs with the opportunity to teach the dogs fun games and tricks and positive reinforcement.
Cats need socializing and exercise during their stay at the Place SPCA Animal Care Center. This volunteer position helps reduce each cat’s stress and increase the animal’s adoptability.
Adoption counselors at the Placer SPCA provide guidance and counseling to interested adoptors during the process of animal selection to ensure the right people are adopting the right animal for their life and their home.
Volunteers interested in the clinic assistant position will help veterinarians and veterinarian technicians prep for surgery, file medical reports and various other administrative tasks throughout the clinic.
Foster Care Program
The Foster Care Program at the Placer SPCA provides the opportunity for volunteers to host shelter animals for a period of time during their recuperation.
In order to qualify for the Foster Care Program, interested volunteers must complete a series of courses and educational training.
Learn more about these volunteer opportunities and others at the Placer SPCA website.
If you are too busy to volunteer but still want to support the Placer SPCA and their mission, the center hosts several fundraising events throughout the year and accepts donations.
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