News & Publications

Keep up with what’s happening at the Santa Cruz SPCA! Follow news about our shelter and animal welfare in our area, and enjoy our newsletter, which offers a revealing look at Santa Cruz SPCA programs, the animals we save, and the people whose lives we enrich.

Our Publications

Fall/Winter 2021

Fall/Winter 2019

Spring/Summer 2021

Spring/Summer 2019

Fall/Winter 2020

Fall/Winter 2018

Santa Cruz SPCA in the News

Santa Cruz SPCA Opens New Shelter
Capitola Soquel Times
January, 2021

Santa Cruz SPCA Opens New Shelter
Aptos Times
December 15, 2020

Local Animal Shelters Adapt to COVID-19 Changes
by Johanna Miller
The Pajaronian
April 20, 2020

New Santa Cruz SPCA Shelter Moves Ahead
by Tarmo Hannula
The Pajaronian
August 9, 2019

Giving the Gift of a Home
by Michael Oppenheimer
Aptos Times
November 28, 2017

Santa Cruz County residents aid animals displaced by wine country wildfires
by Nicholas Ibarra
Santa Cruz Sentinel
October 12, 2017

‘Kits for Kittens’ now available
Santa Cruz Sentinel
June 2, 2017

Santa Cruz SPCA Drives Pet Adoption
by Devika G. Bansal
Santa Cruz Sentinel
November 4, 2016

Los Gatos: ‘Momma’s Gone City’ returns to town
by Judy Peterson
The Mercury News
August 11, 2016

Rescued South Korean Meat Farm Dogs acclimating to Santa Cruz Life
by Jessica A. York
Santa Cruz Sentinel
May 13, 2016

Santa Cruz SPCA Updates & News

Santa Cruz SPCA Moves Into New Home – December 8, 2020

Blackbaud Security Breach – August 31, 2020

CZU Lightning Complex Fire Updates – August 22, 2020

Santa Cruz SPCA Updates July 1, 2020

Be Pet Prepared – April 24, 2020

Update on Shelter Services (COVID-19) – April 3, 2020

Shelter Location

2601 Chanticleer Ave.

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(P) 831-465-5000 (F) 831-479-8530


Hours of Operation

Mon & Tues - CLOSED

Animal Browsing Wed to Sun 11am - 5pm

*PET FOOD PANTRY - Fridays 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We receive no government funding, and depend solely on financial support from our friends. Our organization is not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society.

Tax ID: 94-6171565

© 2017 Santa Cruz SPCA