are not a Shelter.
As much as we would like to give you additional information, our office
does not have any other information then what is on our web site.
The information on this page is provided to make it easier to access
information about organizations that exist to promote the safety and
well-being of animals in the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan area and the
central San Joaquin Valley. Please contact the organizations listed below for
Please see the
Fresno Bee Home & Garden section on Saturdays for information about
these organizations, as well as articles about animal care in the
Central Valley. On the Web, the Animals/Pets category of the Fresno Bee's Community Calendar includes information about events sponsored by
many organizations whose purpose is to promote animal welfare and
If you find a lost animal, the Fresno Bee will print a Found ad at no
cost. Call Classified at (559) 442-4442. Lost ads (classification 1010)
and Found ads (classification 1030) are usually located on the first
page of the Classified section.
Free spaying and neutering are now
available for qualifying low-income Fresno County residents at
SPCA. Additional information
and application is on their
web site. Call the Education line 559-233-0115 if you need additional
Spring is coming. Having your pet spayed
or neutered is a part of responsible pet ownership .
millions of unwanted dogsand cats, including puppies and kittens,are
needlessly euthanized . (110+ cats, dogs,
puppies and kittens are destroyed at shelters in Fresno County EACH DAY ). The good news is that
every pet owner can make a difference. By having your dog or cat spayed
or neutered, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted
puppies and kittens and enhance your pet's health and quality of life.
H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation (Halt Overpopulation with
Prevention and Education) was founded in 1998 in response
to the growing concern over the vast numbers of dogs, cats, puppies and
kittens put to death shelters every day. In fact, California spends over
$250 million each year to care for over 1 million unwanted and abandoned
pets. Sadly, more then half of those animals are ultimately euthanized.
Our mission is to help control the unwanted pet population through spaying
and neutering, not killing, and to decrease the number of abandoned, injured,
and abused dogs and cats through prevention and education. It is the
Foundation’s belief that through prevention (spay and neuter) and public
education, we can save lives.
If you have a litter of puppies, get them spay/neuter before you find
them a home, and while you are at it, get the mother spayed
too. It will do the world good!
If you find a seller (back yard breeder or puppy mill) make sure
their puppies are spay/neuter first before you get your puppy. There is
no excuses now!!!
If you receive Medi-Cal benefits, are at least 18 years of age and show a valid Medi-Cal card and picture ID at the
time of drop-off, you are eligible for additional discounts.
Cat spay/neuter: $20
Dog under 40 pounds spay/neuter: $40
Fix 'Em Program
If you have a dog over 40 pounds and can't afford to spay or neuter him/her, call and ask about the Fix 'Em Program.
HOPE can help and will work with eligible dog owners. This program is made possible by grant fund, and is specific
to dogs over 40 pounds.
Email for questions or comments
Valley Animal Center
3934 N. Hayston Avenue, Fresno.
Pets need dental care just like humans do. The
Valley Animal Center wants to help you get your petâ�™s teeth
CONTACT: Call 233-8554 to make an appointment
or for more information.
The Valley Animal Center is a non-profit, no-kill
shelter and low-cost spay/neuter/vaccination clinic for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. The
foundation is dedicated to controlling the pet population through
education, adoption and spaying/neutering, not euthanasia.
3934 N. Hayston
Fresno, CA 93726Admin Office:
Fresno Audubon Society
Barn Owl nest boxes enhances bird nesting habitat, provides
with a cost-effective and environmentally sound
means of rodent control, and builds relationships between
conservationists and the agricultural community.
Barn Owl nest boxes are easy to construct. No specialized skills or tools beyond a
saw, hammer, and nails are required. Plans can be found at http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/how/woodworking/how-build-barn-owl-nest-box
LOCAL ANIMAL WELFARE LINKS (CENTRAL
| IF YOU FIND AN INJURED
ANIMAL: Emergency and Veterinary Care
in the Fresno/Clovis Area:
quick links relating to animal welfare):
|Veterinary Emergency Service Doctor & staff on premises 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
486-0520 . Address: 1639 N.
Fresno St. (at Mckinley off Fwy 41), on the west side of Fresno St.
California Veterinary Specialty Center
6606 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: ( 559) 451-0800 .
Located on the east side of Blackstone between Herndon and Sierra.
Fresno Pet ER
Palm Bluff Ave
Fresno, CA 93711
Palm/Herndon Center, near the BMW dealership.
Phone: (559) 437-3766 .
Veterinarians Open on Saturdays
precaution, call to be sure they're open and can see you):
Alperin, DVM, 132 W. Nees, Saturday 9-2, Phone (559) 432-1110 .
Alta Animal Hospital,
585 W. Shaw, Clovis, Saturday 9-1. Phone (559) 298-6509 .
Hospital, ( http://www.banfield.com/
) 3220 W. Shaw, Saturday 9-6. Phone (559) 271-0437 .
Dog & Cat Vet
Clinic, 4338 E. Shields, Saturday 9-12. Phone (559) 225-5233 .
Family Vet Hospital,
2745 W. Shaw, Saturday 9-1, Phone (559) 226-6777.
San Joaquin Vet
Hospital, 433 N. Blackstone, Saturday 8-3. Phone (559) 227-3596.
Veterinarians in Fresno (74):
Hospitals in Fresno, (74)
as listed in the
Yellow Pages, with phone, address, and maps to each location.
- Yahoo Maps: Click here and type in the address of the
veterinarian or organization you're looking for.
YOU FIND A LOST ANIMAL,
OR IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A LOST ANIMAL IN FRESNO:
in person at the Central California SPCA . The
shelter is located at 103 S. Hughes and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6
days a week. The Shelter/Animal Control phone number is (559) 233-7722 , (233-SPCA), and 233-0115 for the
Education Department. On Wednesday the shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 7
p.m. Click here for a quick map.
NOTE: If you have lost a pet,
you must look for it in person at the CCSPCA Stray Animal Shelter. Pet identification cannot be
made over the phone. All animals are held for 3 full days not
counting the day of arrival and may be placed for adoption on the next
YOU FIND A LOST ANIMAL,
OR IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A LOST ANIMAL IN CLOVIS:
in person at the Clovis
The shelter is located at 908 Villa Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612.
324-2450 . After hours or for
injured animals, call (559) 324-2800, which also is the Clovis Police
Department non-emergency number. The shelter is located at the rear of
Letterman Park on Villa Avenue between Barstow and Bullard avenues.
Hours are 2:30-6 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Click here
for a quick map.
ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS
- Aquarius Aquarium Institute
(Fresno, CA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization building the
public aquarium for Fresno. The Institute's mission focuses on
education of our Central Valley school children and aquarium
propagation of endangered tropical marine life. The facility will
feature a 2 million gallon Oceanarium as its centerpiece exhibit.
Arthur Dyson, AIA, dean emeritus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of
Architecture in Arizona and Wisconsin, has designed a striking facility
which will overlook the San Joaquin River on 10 acres at Freeway 99.
Contact information: Tom Lang, Executive Director, AQUARIUS AQUARIUM
INSTITUTE, 5541 Columbia Drive North, Fresno, California 93727,
, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Animal Rescue of Fresno. Animal Rescue of Fresno is a no-kill dog
adoption facility for dogs in Fresno, California. ARF is a non-profit
organization, run solely by hard working, dedicated volunteers. Their
purpose is to eliminate suffering and promote the welfare of dogs
through direct action and education. ARF is committed to encouraging
the humane treatment of all animals, reducing the number of homeless,
promoting the benefits of the human/animal bond, and supporting
spaying/neutering of all animals. They have many happy, friendly dogs
of all shapes & sizes that need good homes! :-)
New address, map,
hours, and phone: 4545 East Dakota Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726. Hours: Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or at
other times by appointment). (559) 225-5715. Email:
Web site: http://www.arf-fresno.com/
- Basset Rescue of Central
California (Fresno) . Basset Rescue is an organization
dedicated to saving bassets from death row. Our mission is to rescue,
spay, neuter, vaccinate and re-home Bassets as well as educate people
on this beautiful breed. Rescued Bassets come from kill-shelters,
no-kill shelters, are picked up as strays, or are relinquished by
owners due to divorce, incarceration, death or because they just aren't
wanted any more.
As a Rescue Organization, we take in homeless dogs, spay or neuter them
(no exceptions), check for parasites, vaccinate and provide any other
medical care necessary to get them healthy. We then attempt to match
the right basset with the right home. Please check out the adoption
process for more information.
BRCC carefully screens applicants to ensure the best home environment
for our Bassets. Rescue dogs have lost the security of their original
homes and some have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Our goal is to
place our Rescues in stable homes where they will be allowed to live
out the rest of their lives soaking up all the love and care the
adopting family can provide. We are a 501(3)c nonprofit.
Donations are tax deductable.
3443 N. Parkway Drive, Box 31, Fresno, CA 93722;
1-800-273-2513, ext. 03
. Email email@example.com
Feline Foundation (Fresno),
The CALIFORNIA FELINE FOUNDATION is dedicated to controlling the pet
population through education and spaying and neutering, not euthanasia.
We believe that animals, as living creatures, deserve to be protected,
respected and given every consideration morally and ethically. Our
mission is to assist with and provide for the health and welfare of the
animals that have been abused, mistreated, abandoned and injured: to
promote the bond between animals and people; and to instill an
appreciation and respect for all living creatures with whom we share
The California Feline Foundation has acquired 3.5 acres of land in
central Fresno and officially broke ground on construction for a 40,000
square foot No-Kill Shelter for Dogs & Cats and Low-Cost
Spay/Neuter Clinc. Using the latest in advance technology in animal
care, this state-of-the-art facility will include separate Adoption
Center for Dogs & Cats, an Education Center, a Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
Clinic & Surgery Center, Exercise Yards and a Perpetual Care
Sanctuary for Cats.
For more information about the new shelter, please contact the
Executive Director, Christine Patterson at (559)
233-8690 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private tours of the construction site and copies of the floor plans
are available upon request.
- The Valley Animal Center
life-saving care and safe refuge for thousands of homeless, abandoned
and abused cats and dogs every year. Our goal is to control the pet
overpopulation through spaying and neutering, not euthanasia. New
progessive and innovative programs are being designed to make
euthanasia a thing of the past. Our education programs will work to
change acceptance of euthanasia as a means of controlling the pet
population, and will offer more humane alternatives, promoting precious
life over death.
Contact information: 550 N. Van Ness Ave., (559)
233-8554 . Cat adoptions. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic (Fresno), 552 N. Van Ness
Ave., Fresno, CA.
(559) 650-3122 .
Spay/neuter services for cats of low-income families, $20.
Rental Guide lists apartments, condominiums, or house rentals in Fresno
and Clovis that permit renters to keep animals.
According to the Humane Society
of the United States: "Moving" and "landlord won't allow" are among the
top reasons given by pet owners when relinquishing their dogs
or cats to animal shelters. If more rental housing permitted pets,
millions of dogs and cats could be placed in homes-or stay in their
homes when their caregivers move.
If you're a landlord or housing manager, you can play an
important role in preserving the bond between responsible pet owners
and their companion animals by instituting a pets-allowed policy. Read
our advice on how to address some of the concerns you may have about
welcoming pets into your community, and take advantage of the
opportunity to increase your market share. You will reap the financial
rewards. More information for landlords or housing managers can be
found at Renting With Pets:
The Online Resource for Rental Managers and Pet Owners, provided by
- The Cat House on the
Kings (Parlier, CA) is a no-kill, nonprofit sanctuary
located on 6 acres on the Kings River near Reedley, 30 minutes
southeast of Fresno. Our unique no-cage facility is home to over 500
cats and kittens. We are also a rescue and adoption center.
Contact Information: Pat Miranda - Operations Manager.
Telephone (559) 638-8696. Address:
7120 S. Kings River Road, Parlier, CA 93648. Email: email@example.com
- Central California Avian Society
(Fresno). Located in the heart of California's Central Valley,
CCAS is dedicated to preserving and promoting responsible aviculture.
The club was founded in 1987 as the Central California Hookbill
Society. As membership grew it was realized that members interests in
aviculture extended beyond hookbills, and the club charter was
broadened to include all species of birds kept and or bred in captivity.
Contact information: CCAS, PO Box 5067, Fresno, CA 93755.
Crisis Management Team Director, Bryce Evans, (559)
Club email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley Cats (Fresno) sponsers and promotes the welfare of cats in
our community. An annual cat show will be put on in February.
Contact information: Candy Jacobsen - President. Email:
email@example.com. Main Phone: (559) 226.1242
. Address: 4852 N Hulbert # 102. Fresno, CA
- The Chaffee Zoological Gardens of
Fresno The mission of the
Fresno Chaffee Zoo is to provide a fun, unique, and up-close experience
that strengthens the bond between people and wildlife. Fresno Chaffee Zoo is
accredited by the Association of Zoos and
Aquariums (AZA). AZA accredited facilities are dedicated
to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you,
and a better future for all living things.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo is your central valley destination for
outrageous adventure! Journey to the Sunda Forest , territory to
our tigers, orangutans, and siamangs. Explore the wet wonders of
our tropical Rain Forest.
Feed a giraffe, howl with our red wolves and be amazed by our Asian elephants.
Itâ�™s an experience of a lifetime, every day at Fresno Chaffee
The mission of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo is to provide a fun,
unique and up-close experience that strengthens the bond between people
and wildlife. The Zoo is open every day of the year from 9 am to
4 pm and is located at 99 and Olive in Roeding Park . For more information visit www.fresnochaffeezoo.com , call 559-498-5910, or email
Address: 894 W.
Belmont Avenue. Fresno, CA 93728.
- Clovis Turtle & Tortoise Rescue (Clovis, CA).
Yvonne Gomez, director. (559) 298-7114
. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. "A good exercise for
the heart is to bend down and help another up."
Nature Education Center (Clovis).
One of the more exciting facets of the Center will be the opportunity
for rehabilitation of injured wildlife with the ability to reintroduce
these animals to nature onsite. To the best of the City's knowledge,
there is no other facility in the state with the capacity to do what
will be possible at this site. With the experience of the nonprofit
group Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation, the Valley Nature Education
Center will be at the forefront of wildlife veterinary services and
will attract veterinary students from across the state. In addition to
providing a place for semi-formal veterinary instruction, volunteers
will have the ability to take part in important community service by
assisting in the treatment of injured animals, all the way up to the
animals' release back into nature.
Contact information: 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. Phone: (559) 324-2340 .
Fax: (559) 324-2866.
- Critter Creek Wildlife
Station (Squaw Valley, CA). Critter Creek Wildlife Station is a
non-profit rehabilitation center for wildlife, located in Squaw Valley,
near Kings Canyon National Park. The animals come to us from Fish and
Game, veterinarians, humane societies and caring individuals.
Contact information: Critter Creek Wildlife Station, 36760 Sand Creek
Road, Squaw Valley, CA 93675.Email: email@example.com.
- The Fresno Audubon Society,
founded in 1966, is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving
the central San Joaquin Valley of California. Its mission is to promote
the conservation of Earth's biological diversity by encouraging an
appreciation of birds and other wildlife.
Contact information: The Fresno Audubon Society, P.O. Box 9324, Fresno
CA 93791-9324. Phone: (559) 222-2473.
Parks in Fresno as listed in dogpark.com
1. Fresno's First Dog Park: Map.
Alamos and El Capitan at Shaw; open 6 am to 10 pm; fenced, tables,
handicap access, trees, clean-up containers, parking, water, trashcans,
lights, comments: park located in an industrial area so there's no
worry about noise; park entry is double-gated.
2. Woodward Dog Park: Map.
Woodward Park at Friant & Auburn; open 9 am to 10 pm; fenced,
benches, tables, trees, clean-up containers, parking, trashcans,
comments: this is a temporary park so no lights or water yet; we are
working very hard to make this a permanent park
Thanks to one of our readers who writes "Woodward Park now has a
wonderful, enclosed area built specifically for dogs to play off-leash.
It is located inside the park area and contains toys, water bowls and
Woodward Park: From DogFriendly.com:
Leashed dogs are allowed at this regional park. There are over 280
acres for you and your pup to explore. This park has some small hills,
lakes and streams. It is located on the north side of Fresno, near Hwy
41. Take Hwy 41, exit N. Friant Rd to the right. Turn left onto Audubon
and the park will be on the right.
Fresno park information:
- List of all
parks in Fresno.
- Fresno City parks
Fresno, California City Guide. We focus on listing places that welcome
ALL well-behaved dogs, regardless of size!
- Obedience Training (video).
CA, SPCA. 8084 Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230. Telephone:
- HOPE Animal Foundation. The Fresno H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation is
a non-profit, low-cost spay and neuter and
vaccine clinic located in Northwest Fresno . H.O.P.E. stands for
â�œHalt Overpopulation with
Prevention and Educationâ�� and our mission is to help control the
unwanted pet population through spaying and neutering, not killing, and
to decrease the number of abandoned, injured, and abused dogs and cats
through prevention and education. It is the Foundationâ�™s
belief that through prevention (spay and neuter) and
public education, we can save lives. Low-Cost spay and neuter services
are performed Monday â��� Thursday by appointment only, and the
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic operates Monday â��� Thursday from 12:30pm
to 3:00pm on a walk-in basis. For more information or to make an
appointment, please call (559) 271-0209 or visit
Bandits American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Inc. (Fresno) Heart Bandits
is a dog rescue organization devoted to the American Eskimo Dog. We
rescue American Eskimo Dogs in need, provide loving care, and find
qualified, permanent, adoptive homes for them.
Contact information: Heart Bandits, PO Box 4322, Fresno, CA 93744-4322.
SPCA (Hanford, CA). 8084 E. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA, (559) 584-8766 or
- Madera County
Animal Shelter , 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638, (559) 675-7891 . Office
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8-5pm. View Animals, 10-5 pm (Mon-Fri), Sat
- Not So Purrrfect Angels Cat
Sanctuary (Fresno, CA) is a nonprofit humane
organization and operates a "care for life" sanctuary for homeless,
abused and abandoned cats. NSPA networks with the community in placing
of cats into proper homes. Educational material is also provided
regarding abuse, overpopulation and other related issues. Cat adoption
hours: noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
A Non-Profit, NO-KILL, Humane Organization and Sanctuary for Felines, 7312 E. Church Ave., Fresno, CA 93727. PO Box 7679, Fresno, CA 93747-7679, (559) 255-1415 , Janice
Rozzano - Executive Director. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal Shelter, 16097 S. McCall, Selma, CA 93662. Telephone: (559) 891-7387 . We are a dog-only
facility. Funding is minimal. Adopters and volunteers are needed!
Pet Rescue Group (Fresno, CA) specializes in rescue &
adoption of senior dogs and cats. Foster care is provided until a
permanent, loving home can be found.
Contact information: Lisa Grusis - Executive Director. Email:
email@example.com. Main Phone: (559) 227-7111
. Fax Number: 559-227-7744. Address: P.O. Box 5558,
Fresno, CA 93755-5558.
- SPCA of Eastern Madera
County (Oakhurst, CA) . The Eastern Madera County SPCA
is a non-profit charitable organization supported entirely by
donations. Our mission is to promote the humane treatment of and
maintain the quality of life for all animals whether they be domestic,
exotic, wild, or livestock. PO Box 1314, Oakhurst, CA 93644. Telephone:
- Tulare County Animal Shelter
(Visalia, CA) . We are committed ot reducing
overpopulation by promoting adoptions, advocating for the welfare of
animals by operating spay/neuter and humane education programs,
encouraging responsible pet ownership and demonstrating respect for all
Our focus is on Adoption...Good Adoptions. We take every effort
to ensure the dog and its new family are a good match. Guidlines must
be met, and follow-up visits will be done once placement has been made.
There is also opportunities available for volunteers who want to be
advocates for good pet placement.
Contact information: 14131 Avenue 256, Visalia, CA. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Saturday. Call (559) 636-3647 .
- Valley Animal Center (Fresno,
CA) (Please see also California Feline Foundation
above) is a non-profit humane society dedicated to reducing the pet
overpopulation through spaying and neutering, not euthanasia.
California Feline Foundation has acquired 3.5 acres of land in central
Fresno and officially broke ground on construction for a 18,000 square
foot No-Kill Shelter for Dogs & Cats and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
Clinic. Using the latest in advanced technology in animal care, this
state-of-the-art facility will include separate Adoption Centers for
Dogs & Cats, an Education Center, a Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic,
Exercise Yards and a Perpetual Care Sanctuary for Cats.
Contact information: California Feline Foundation, 550 N. Van Ness,
Fresno, CA 93728, (559) 233-8554 .
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am-5 pm.
Wildlife Rehabilitation. Dedicated to the care of orphaned or
injured wildlife. Currently raptors and small mammals are available for
classroom visitations. Future plans include construction of a large
facility in Clovis, CA, for rehab, school-based programs, and
veterinary medicine. Contact information: Cathy
and Dave Garner, Directors, P.O. Box 9032, Fresno CA 93790, Tel: (559) 298-3276 . Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation, Alyce
Guest. Specialties: herons and small mammals. (209)
225-4607 . E-mail:
Lisa Dufur, specialties: mammals, squirrels,
pigeons and songbirds. E-mail: Dufurskeeter@aol.com.
- California Council
for Wildlife Rehabilitators, Region 4: San Joaquin Valley and
RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS working to provide hurricane relief for animals
can be found on the Network
for Good Web site, listed under the Animals category.