(916) 782-SPCA (7722) or (530) 885-PETS (7387) •Email
The Placer SPCA offers programs designed to help Placer County residents keep their companion animals through difficult times.
Through the SOS Program, the Placer SPCA offers financial assistance to Placer County residents.
Who Can Seek Assistance
The SOS Program applies to residents of Placer County only, who are truly in need but are,
otherwise, responsible animal caregivers. They must be able to demonstrate a history of
responsible pet ownership and be able to continue to provide a safe and humane home
environment for the animal. The Placer SPCA will rely on veterinarians and their assessment to
help identify clients with a history of responsible pet ownership.
Types of Assistance
Temporary Boarding Costs: A pet owner who is temporarily unable to keep an animal due to
relocation or other emergency circumstances may qualify for assistance with temporary boarding
Rental Pet Deposits: The SOS Program can help with a one-time pet deposit for a rental unit.
The Placer SPCA will contact the property owner/manager to confirm the details of the pet deposit
Veterinary Treatment: The SOS Program is designed to help animals in immediate need with
unexpected, life threatening conditions or conditions which, if left untreated, would likely prove
debilitating and result in a poor quality of life for the animal, in the opinion of a veterinarian.
Candidates for funding are expected to receive a prognosis indicating a positive recovery after
Treatment of a cosmetic nature or diseases of a chronic nature, requiring
ongoing care or management, will not be funded. Animals with behavior and/or temperament problems may not be
candidates for funding.
It is required that animals receiving treatment are spayed or neutered, or
will be altered at the time of treatment if deemed appropriate by the
For questions about the SOS Program or to request an application, please contact the Operations Department at (916) 782-7722 x. 103 or (530) 885-7387 x. 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you. The SOS Program is made possible by generous support from the community, including a grant from the Citizen’s Benefit
Fund awarded by the Roseville Grants Advisory Commission, a grant from the United Auburn Indian Community, and gifts from private donors.
Please view the video to see how some Placer County residents have been helped by the SOS Program. (Click the icon at the far right to view fullscreen.)
Want to help? To make a donation in support of the SOS Program, please download this form or click the Donate Now button for secure online donations.
The Placer SPCA is here to help the
companion animals of Placer County and their
owners in times of financial hardship. We
are happy to provide pet food when available
to those in need. No appointment is necessary, however assistance is dependent on supplies available. You must be a Placer County resident.
Please visit the Placer
SPCA during center hours to request food assistance. Please note, food assistance is available only during regular business hours. Please click the center hours tab above to view Placer SPCA's hours of operation. Contact us at (916) 782-7722 or (530) 885-7387, Press "0" for the Customer Care Department, or email email@example.com to learn more
about the Food Assistance Program.