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IMPORTANT UPDATE:


CEO Message

May 29, 2020

Now that Placer County is moving through Stage 2 of the Roadmap to modify the stay at home order, we are re-opening our facilities in a phased approach following guidelines from state and local officials. Animals that have been in foster homes are beginning to return to our Adoption & Education Center or continuing to be in foster care until such time as they are adopted. Adoptions by appointment continue at a modified schedule (Details are listed below). Close to 60 animals have been adopted in the first week or so of scheduling appointments. I will continue to update you as new information becomes available.

Throughout this process I have been overwhelmed by the heart-warming support of our community. Many of you have ordered food and supplies and had them shipped directly to us, and others have made monetary donations. Many of you have expressed your appreciation for the care we continue to provide for abandoned and homeless pets, and others have sent their good wishes as we move forward in this new reality. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us through this situation.

Our Adoption & Education Center is now open for adoptions by appointment only. Please follow the guidelines below to schedule an appointment: · Look through our online inventory at https://placerspca.org/adopt-home/ and select one animal or bonded pair that you would like to meet.

· Call 916-782-7722 and press 0 to schedule an appointment. We currently are offering 4-5 adoption appointments per day in order to safely assist one party at a time during business hours.

· The appointment is limited to two members of the household only, preferably no children. There can be no exceptions.

· Masks are required to be worn for anyone over 2 years of age.

· Appointments scheduled are to visit with the pet identified.

We continue to be reliant upon the community for support. Your donations mean more to us now than ever before. If you are able to help, here are some options:

· Monetary donations are the most helpful and can be made online at https://placerspca.org/support/donate/ or mailed to 200 Tahoe Ave, Roseville, CA 95678.

· Donations of pet food and supplies are also very helpful. We ask that items be ordered online and delivered to either 150 Corporation Yard or 200 Tahoe Avenue during the hours of 8 am – 4:30 pm. Both are located in Roseville.

· For more information about donations, please contact our development department at 916-872-6162.

If you know of someone in Placer County in need of help with their pet, we have several programs to help keep people and pets together whenever possible. Refer to our website at www.placerspca.org. Our food assistance program is one such program. Placer County residents can call us at (916)-782-7722 and press 0 to speak to a staff member about this program.

With a grateful heart,

Leilani Fratis

CEO

 

CEO Message

May 14, 2020

I want to thank the community for their understanding and support as we maneuver through this time of sheltering in place. We are very grateful for the donations of pet food and supplies that have been ordered online and delivered to our locations, as well as the many monetary donations that we have received. We are gearing up to re-open our facilities in a phased approach as state and local officials provide us with guidance on doing so.

Our Adoption & Education Center is now open for adoptions by appointment only. Please follow the guidelines below to schedule an appointment:

· Look through our online inventory at https://placerspca.org/adopt-home/ and select one animal or bonded pair that you would like to meet.

· Call 916-782-7722 and press 0 to schedule an appointment. We currently are offering three adoption appointments per day in order to safely assist one party at a time during business hours.

· The appointment is limited to two members of the household only, preferably no children. There can be no exceptions.

· Masks are required to be worn for anyone over 2 years of age.

· Appointments scheduled are to visit with the pet identified.

We continue to be reliant upon the community for support. Your donations mean more to us now than ever before. If you are able to help, here are some options:

· Monetary donations are the most helpful and can be made online at https://placerspca.org/support/donate/ or mailed to 200 Tahoe Ave, Roseville, CA 95678.

· Donations of pet food and supplies are also very helpful. We ask that items be ordered online and delivered to either 150 Corporation Yard or 200 Tahoe Avenue during the hours of 8 am – 4:30 pm. Both are located in Roseville.

· For more information about donations, please contact our development department at 916-872-6162.

If you are in need of help for your pet, our food assistance program continues to be available for you. Call us at (916)-782-7722 and press 0 to speak to a staff member about this program.

Most Sincerely,

Leilani Fratis

CEO

 

CEO Message

April 22, 2020

I continue to be inspired by the stories emerging from our foster families about the pets in their care during the Shelter in Place order. It appears that both the people and pets are enjoying their neighborhood walks and having fun, like little Ducky the Chihuahua mix who took part in an Easter Egg Hunt! If you would like to see some stories about our pets and their foster families you, can visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/placerspca/.

Some of our staff continue to be furloughed, and some are working remotely as we follow the governor’s order to shelter in place. The staff that are onsite are making sure that the animals sheltering with us receive excellent care.

You should also know we have operated as a very financially prudent and responsible organization as is evident by our 4 star rating (the highest rating you can receive) from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities reviewing fiscal responsibility and transparency. Our board of directors is comprised of individuals who have the expertise to continue to guide our organization through this pandemic. We are positioned well, but of course we know this event will have an impact since we already had to cancel two of our largest fundraising events, Funny Bones and Woof Wine and Dine . Regardless my goal is for this organization to be positioned to offer our critically needed services now and hereafter to the people and pets in our community. This will include pet food assistance, low cost spay and neuter (once we are no longer restricted from doing so), and low cost vaccination and microchip clinics. We are ramping up these programs, along with our SOS program, a program that helps provide funding for medical care, boarding and pet deposits for residents throughout Placer County.

If you are in need of help for your pet, our food assistance program continues to be available for you. Call us at (916)-782-7722 and press 0 to speak to a staff member about this program. Or, if you are in a position to help to keep our Food Pantry supplied, your donation purchased online and delivered directly to us would be most appreciated. Donations can be delivered to 150 Corporation Yard or 200 Tahoe Ave, Roseville, CA 95678.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to stay connected to us, and for your thoughtful and generous support, which comes to us in many forms. Whether it is through donations of pet food and supplies, monetary donations, which can be made at https://placerspca.org/support/donate/, or messages of appreciation and good wishes, knowing that you care about our beloved furry friends lifts my spirits each and every day.

Most sincerely,

Leilani Fratis

CEO

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CEO Message

April 6, 2020

I want to thank everyone for the kind words of encouragement, the donations of pet food, pet supplies and monetary donations, your good wishes and patience during this challenging time. I will continue to provide updates to you as information becomes available.

The welfare of animals and people in our community is always our top priority, so with that in mind we have made the decision to cancel Woof Wine & Dine for this year. We are grateful for your support and appreciate your patience as we adjust to the governor’s order to shelter in place and the uncertainty of the next few months.

The outpouring of support from our community is inspiring. Thanks to the amazing response from our volunteers, 108 animals are in foster care, and many of you have let us know that if needed, you are willing to provide a foster home as well. More animals are in our care at both our Intake Center and Adoption & Education Center.

Some of our staff continue to be furloughed as we continue to Shelter in Place as per the governor’s order. Those that continue to work are making sure that the animals sheltering with us receive excellent care.

We are reliant upon the community for support. If you are able to help, you will find some options below. Your donations mean more to us now than ever before.

If you are in need of help for your pet, our food assistance program continues to be available for you. Call our mainline at (916)-782-7722 and press 0 to speak to a staff member about this program.

Also, if you find a dog or cat in Roseville that appears to be healthy, and you and your family are in a situation to provide temporary housing, please do so using the guidelines below which will assist in reuniting the pet with their owner. Please understand that the Placer SPCA is unable to pay or reimburse for any out of pocket expenses.

• Check for a microchip – Call our mainline to schedule a time to bring the animal to the shelter so we can scan for a microchip. Staff will provide directions so to maintain proper distancing.

• Place signs around the area the pet was found and or in your neighborhood

• Post on social media – post the animal’s photo and details on local lost and found pet pages such as Facebook, Nextdoor, and other social media outlets.

• Contact the Placer SPCA at 916-782-7722 x 0 to provide the details about the animal you found and how we may get in touch with you if the owner contacts us.

If you are unable to temporarily house the animal, you may contact Roseville Animal Control at 916-774-5090 or phone our mainline 916-782-7722 and press 0 to speak with a customer care staff member during regular business hours to schedule an appointment to bring the animal in to us.

March 25, 2020

We are working on getting our animals into the homes of our volunteers firstly, and then if needed we will follow up with those of you who have expressed interest in helping.   Most animals are now out in foster care, but there may be more in the coming days/weeks.  We have put together a spreadsheet of those who have contacted us, and we will call you as needs arise.  There is no need for you to follow up; the minimum staff that are working will simply be further overwhelmed with your inquires. We are so grateful for your desire to help during this very difficult time, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

March 23, 2020

I am so thankful for you and that you care about the well-being of the animals in our care during this challenging time.

Many of you have been asking what you can do to help. Right now, monetary donations would be most helpful. This will allow us to meet our most urgent needs. Donations can be made online HERE, or mailed to 200 Tahoe Ave, Roseville, CA 95678.

I  would like to update you with some important information. First, we are NOT euthanizing animals due to the virus, and we won’t.

Next, I am sorry to say that we’ve had to furlough some staff temporarily to meet the state’s requirement to provide essential services, while asking as many people as possible to shelter in place. We are allowing staff to use any buckets of time they have available, and we hope there will be wage replacement options for them. We care about them as well as the staff that continue to work. We want them to stay healthy and thrive, both now and as we move through this time. I am thrilled to share with you that we have an incredibly dedicated team. Both our volunteers and staff are passionate individuals, and I know they will do whatever it takes to serve the animals. To say I am proud of them is an understatement.

You should also know we have operated as a very financially prudent and responsible organization as is evident by our 4-star rating (the highest rating you can receive) from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities reviewing fiscal responsibility and transparency. Our board of directors is comprised of individuals who have the expertise to continue to guide our organization through this event. We are positioned well, but of course we know this event will have an impact.

We also know that our organization will likely have to step up to help additional animals who need care during this time and in the aftermath. We have relied on our community to support our efforts thus far, and for those who are able we really need your support now more than ever. We also understand that for some of you your good thoughts are all you are able to offer at this point in time. We’ll take those too!

Thanks for reading, thanks for caring. I’ll keep you posted as I am able. Have solace knowing our animals are receiving excellent care. In the meantime, stay well, and snuggle with your furry friends!

With heartfelt gratitude,

Leilani Fratis
Chief Executive Officer
Placer SPCA

 
 

 


 

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