Happy Valentine’s Day! SPCA Adoption Event Today

Be my Valentine? These adorable puppies are hoping so!

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These cute little guys are at the SPCA of Monterey County, where adoptive pet parents can pick their price this Valentine’s Day.

Any dog, cat or bird four months or older is eligible for adoption. The animals have already been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and gone through a health screening. This process typically runs several hundred dollars and adoption fees are normally between $35 and $290, but you can name your price today only!

Keep in mind, the SPCA of Monterey County is a non-profit group and can rescue more animals in need based on the donations and adoption fees they take in.

California Woman Sentenced for Animal Cruelty

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This little pup was one of 14 dogs rescued by the Monterey County SPCA.

A woman accused of selling pets under the guise of a rescue organization pled no contest Friday to animal cruelty charges in Salinas. Crystal Kisicki was accused of trying to sell the 17 neglected animals in front of a PetSmart last June. She’ll now spend ten days in jail, three years on probation and pay restitution. She will also be required to follow strict guidelines to keep the three pets she personally owns. Her pets will be microchipped and will be checked by a vet every three months.

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SPCA Rescues 30 Dogs from Hoarder

The SPCA plans to press charges against a suspected hoarder in Monterey County after rescuing 30 dogs from what they call horrific conditions.

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The mix of Shih tzus, chihuahuas and rat terriers were found October 19 in a Soledad house officers said was covered in feces, urine, animal hair and spider webs. The dogs had matted fur and were also covered in feces and urine.

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An SPCA Humane Officer carries a dog out of a suspected hoarder’s house. Thirty dogs were rescued over two days.

Ten puppies and 20 dogs were pulled from the house over the span of two days. This is the fourth case of large-scale hoarding the SPCA of Monterey County has uncovered in the past year, and the fifth since July 2012. They have rescued a total of 190 animals in these cases.

The rescued dogs are receiving veterinary care and will be available for adoption in a few weeks or months.

The SPCA of Monterey County relies solely on public donations. If you would like to help or adopt an animal, visit their website.