Upcoming SCCAS Events & Volunteer Training





Photography Fundraiser for SCCAS
September 1 (First Friday), 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Singular Point Press and Katie Scott Photography
Santa Cruz Tannery Arts - Studio #128, 1050 River Street
Santa Cruz

The show will have photos from The Shelter Dog Photography Project, SCCAS Style by Katie Scott, Sonia Gates Photography other artists and other pet professionals to be announced.
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Children's Book Reading
September 17, 4:00 pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz
David Zeltser will read from his new book, "Stinker" which is about a shelter dog. There will a appearance by a special graduate from our Shelter, Ari the Wonder Chi! A donation from the event will go to support the work the Shelter does. "Please take this book home with you. It does not stink. It is irresistible." ― Judy Schachner (New York Times bestselling author of Skippyjon Jones)
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Ales for Tails
September 27, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, 402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz
Drink beer! Raise money! In the resurrection of Thank You Thursday, $1 of every pint purchased all day will go to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Local artist, Maureen Ford will be raffling off a gorgeous quilt and all proceeds will go to the shelter.
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Return of the Swine Soiree!
(hosted by the KPig DJs)
September 30, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

MacDorsa Park, 1 Civic Center Dr., Scotts Valley
A fabulous line-up of local food, beverages (beers, wines and ciders), and live music too! A portion of the proceeds benefit: The Second Harvest Food Bank, The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, and Lynda's Backpack Project.
YUP: Bring blankets and lawn chairs, friendly dogs on leashes welcome
Nope: No glass bottles, no cans
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Harvest, Hops, and Hounds
September 30, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Living with Dogs Field, Aptos
A sumptuous farm to table feast with activities your dog. Your tickets help raise funds for Unchained and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Visit www.coastaldogs.com to pruchase tickets.
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Catio Tour Educational Evening (co-hosted by SCCAS and Native Animal Rescue)
October 5, 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz
An informational evening sponsored by Native Animal Rescue and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter with support from the Santa Cruz Bird Club and Heading Home Animal Rescue.
• Tai Moses from SCRATS (Santa Cruz Raptors Are the Solution)
• Chris Wilmers from the UCSC Puma Project which tracks and monitors pumas in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
RSVP to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us
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Catio Tour (co-hosted by SCCAS and Native Animal Rescue)
October 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

All around the County
Catios are a great way to keep cats and wildlife safe! Visit many different kinds of enclosures, enjoy an autumn afternoon out , and get great ideas for catios of your own.
Nearly a dozen catios will be featured.
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Gearing up for Pet Chickens (taught by Isabelle Cnudde* of Clorofil)
October 21, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz
Thinking of having pet chickens? Don't know if they are right for you? This class will show you what is involved in keeping them in your backyard, and teach you the basic requirements like housing, food, and maintenance. It will help you get ready for the arrival of these new pets in your family. Seating is limited; please RSVP via email to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us.

Barktober Fest 2017, Hosted by WoofPack
October 29, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, 103 Kennedy Dr, Capitola
Bring your canine best friend to Sante Adairius where you can enjoy the best beer in the county (4 pours come with admission), and you can both enjoy light snacks and a costume contest. Ride your bike in and get an extra beer on the house!
People without dogs are welcome too. One of the brewery dogs will happily adopt you for the evening!
All proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Last year we raised $2665.00. This year we hope to hit $3000!
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SCCAS 2018 Calendars arrive - for sale at $15
1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz
A dozen special pets were chosen by popular (donation) votes to grace this year's calendar. Data-blocks with other pet portraits and local business ads appear as well. All proceeds go to support the Shelter!
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Happy & Healthy Pet Chickens (taught by Isabelle Cnudde* of Clorofil)
November 4, 10 to noon

1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz
 You now have pet chickens and want to learn how to keep them happy and healthy. This class will show you how to enrich your backyard, introduce new chickens to your flock, do health checks, and treat some common injuries and illnesses. Seating is limited; please RSVP via email to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us.

*Isabelle Cnudde lives in Los Altos and shares her backyard with 7 wonderful pet chickens. With Animal Place, a sanctuary for farmed animals, she participates in the rescue and rehabilitation of several thousands hens from egg factories. She founded Clorofil, a nonprofit organization, to share her passion for chickens, promote chicken adoption, and educate the public about pet chicken care. For more information regarding chickens and classes, visit www.clorofil.org or contact Isabelle at isabelle@clorofil.org.

Watch this space for information on upcoming special training opportunities* for our currenly active volunteers.

*Sign up on the sheets by the volunteer monitor or email Erin Conway to add you to the list


Decision Forum with Management and Volunteers
September 13, 5:30 - 7:00
November 4, 3:00 - 4:30
This is an open discussion about our animals, how they come to us, their time with us, what is involved with evaluating them before making them available for adoption, and how those tough decisions about euthanasia are made. I encourage you to attend and get a feel for what our staff deals with on a daily basis.

Foster Training with Andrea Jordan
September 17, 4:30 - 6:00

Are you interested in learning more about our Foster Program? Come join us at this session!

Kennels - The Ins and Outs with Karen Phillippi
September 27, 5:30 - 7:00

Getting the dogs in and out of the kennels can be tricky business and one of the more challenging aspects of being a Dog TLC volunteer. Learn some tips and tricks


Foster Training with Andrea Jordan
October 22, 4:30 - 6:00

Are you interested in learning more about our Foster Program? Come join us at this session!


If you are interested in BEGINNING volunteer orientation, click here