Santa Paula animal shelter transfers 26 animals


After reaching maximum capacity, the Santa Paula nonprofit Animal Rescue Center recently transferred 26 animals to a rescue in northern California.

The Santa Paula shelter has received so many stray and abandoned animals since the start of 2019 that it was running out of space and adoptions did not keep up with animal inputs, according to a press release.

Holt Transport, which usually shuttles horses statewide, provided a horse trailer and driver for the transfer last week, and donations from SPARC supporters covered the remainder of the costs, the statement said. hurry.

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“The community has come together to help us save our animals to make space for the new animals to arrive,” said Nicky Gore-Jones, executive director of SPARC. “Transporting animals is always an emotional time for the staff, but it was the best choice for the animals.

Eight large dogs, two small dogs, 10 cats and six rabbits were transferred to a new rescue house in Fortuna. Due to stricter sterilization and neutrality laws, Humboldt County has fewer stray animals, so the rescue organization should be able to find homes for animals rescued by SPARC faster than homes in Ventura County, Gore-Jones said.

To provide food, shelter and medical care for the animals, SPARC relies heavily on donations, which can be made online at


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