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Our Featured Fresno, CA Partner:

Central California SPCA

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

All of Fresno County and Fresno City.

About Our Shelter:

The society was incorporated in Fresno, California in 1946 under the laws of the State of California. The name was changed to The Central California Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals in 1958 with provisions that no other organization may use the former name, Fresno County Humane Society, Incorporated. Since the incorporation in June of 1946, The CC/SPCA has operated continuously and vigorously for the protection of animals. For 41 years the CC/SPCA has remained faithful to the objective implicit in its name: the prevention of cruelty to animals

The CC/SPCA has kept pace with changing times, revising its programs to serve current animal needs.

The basic state anti-cruelty laws which still protect animals from harm were sought and obtained by the CC/SPCA, as were the specific laws that abolished the great cruelties of the 19th century such as bullfighting, dogfighting and cockfighting.

State Humane Officers appointed by the CC/SPCA, and approved by the Superior Court of California County of Fresno, trained in rescue of animals and investigation of complaints of abuse, have power to arrest in cases of cruelty to animals. Such authority, statewide, is used judiciously after all other corrective measures fail. Free ambulance service and shelter is provided for lost or stray animals, or those owned but temporarily without homes because their owners can no longer keep them.

Painless euthanasia is given to animals when necessary, due to age, injury, or sickness beyond medical aid, or if unable to place in a new home.

The CC/SPCA owns its own land, buildings and equipment purchased with privately donated funds. The CC/SPCA also assumes responsibility by contract to perform the Animal Control and Leash Law services for the City of Fresno dating back to September 1951. The modern facilities and caring staff offer safe refuge, nourishment, medical care and love to every stray and unwanted animal in our community.

Donate a bed!!!

Donate a Bed
Please help us to make our shelter dogs and cats more comfortable while waiting for homes. We still don't have enough Kuranda beds for all of our kennels. We need them in all sizes. If you would like to donate a bed so a dog or cat can sleep in proper comfort, please click here.

Come Meet our Pets:

Come Visit Us!
Our shelter is located at 103 South Hughes Avenue in Southwest Fresno right off of 180 West; if you follow 180 West it will end at Hughes, look to your right you will see our beautiful big red barn that announces SPCA.

Our Adoption Process:

In the Central Valley, we have an over abundance of homeless and unwanted pets. There are simply too many companion animals and not enough homes! But you can help. One way to start putting an end to pet overpopulation is to adopt your next pet from the Central California SPCA. In doing so, you immediately give a home to an animal that didn’t have one, and you reduce the overall number of homeless pets in our community.

You are saving a life and enhancing your own. You are also helping to support the nearly 40,000 animals that come through our doors each year.

Please note that these are sheltered, homeless animals that are not always perfect in every way. They may need extra time to adjust or have unforeseen behavioral or medical problems. While we strive for successful placement by providing as healthy, well socialized animals as possible, we can only provide any history we have received, collected, or observed from staff or volunteers during their stay. Visit the link below to see all our adoptable pets!
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Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.