The Central California SPCA (CCSPCA), established in 1946 and located in Fresno County, California, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit humane society. Click Here to view our By-laws.

Our Vision Statement

To lead our community in promoting a high quality of life for animals.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide protection, placement, and education to ensure responsible animal care.

Our Core Values & Beliefs:

We balance responsibility with compassion in everything we do for the betterment of animals.
We reach out to those animals in need without hesitation or judgment.

We are passionately dedicated to our work and animals in our care.
We believe our commitment to compassion, respect, and kindness sets us apart.

Honesty and Integrity
We accept responsibility for our actions.
We demand of ourselves the highest level of integrity and professionalism in our dealings with each other, customers, and our community.

We respect animals, individuals, and organizations that we work with everyday.
We strive to demonstrate respect in all our actions.

We are committed to leading and fostering an environment in which every member of our community nurtures the spirit of treating animals humanely.
Together we lead by example and with excellence.

Community Resource
We are committed to providing valuable knowledge and expertise in the field of animal welfare.
We believe that teaching compassion and respect strengthens our community.

What we do:

As the premier animal welfare organization in California’s Central Valley, we are committed to leading and serving our community of animals and people by providing programs and services which serve all the stages of an animal’s life.  These programs include Adoptions, Rescue, Humane Investigations, Foster Care, Owner Surrenders, Outreach, Humane Education, Veterinary Services, Spay/Neuter programs, and many other Pet Services.

The CCSPCA 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 our caring staff offer safe refuge, nourishment, medical care, and love to every animal in our Animal Center.  Free ambulance service and shelter is provided for lost or stray animals in the City of Fresno, or those owned but temporarily without homes because their owners can no longer keep them.

Although the CCSPCA is contracted to conduct Animal Control Services and Rabies Control Enforcement within Fresno City, we are not federally, state, or locally funded and do not receive aid from any national organization (including the ASPCA). The CCSPCA owns its own land, buildings, and equipment purchased with privately donated funds.  Our funds come from our loyal supporters, allowing us to provide many vital services to our community.

Who we are:



70 Years of History