Upcoming SCCAS Events

Volunteer Training 2015   Special Events 2015

FOSTER/SPOTT TRAINING
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 5:30 with Ben. For current active volunteers interested in fostering or taking dogs out of the shelter for offsite events and activities.

TRICK TRAINING THURSDAYS IN MAY
Dog volunteers - Karen Phillippi will be running a weekly class for all volunteers and shelters dogs. Come join the fun and learn how to teach a dog simple tricks. Trick training works a dogs mind and body to help reduce stress while building basic skills. Training will be every Thursday at 1:00 in May.

CAT BEHAVIOR AND HANDLING IN THE SHELTER ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1:00 - 3:00 with Robin Glascock. Description: Why do the cats here do such weird things? Sometimes they meow constantly, scratch at the kennel door, or hide in the back of a cubby and avoid people. How can we cope with this stuff? In this class, we'll address some of these questions. We'll talk about the basic psychology of domestic cats, and why they have a stressful time here at the shelter. We'll show some of the signs you can look for to see if a cat is confident and happy, shy and fearful, or high-energy and playful. Then we'll discuss how to interact with each type of cat in a way that is safe for you, and will help the cats relax and be more comfortable. Finally, we'll watch the award-winning short film from the British Columbia SPCA, "The Emotional Life of Cats," about the effects of stress on shelter cats' mental and physical health, and some things we can do about it.

 

5TH ANNUAL WINE & WET NOSES!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015, 2:00 - 5:00, MacDorsa Park in Scotts Valley. A benefit for the SCC Animal Shelter and Unconditional Love Animal Rescue. Come out and bring your 2 and 4 footed friends and family for wine, beer, food, and music, with the award winning Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings.
https://www.facebook.com/events/426979427465160/

EARTH DAY/DAY OF THE CHILD
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, NOON - 4:00, Ramsay Park, Watsonville. An educator will be tabling with a SCCAS Officer, providing pet care and shelter program information to families coming out for the Earth Day event. This is a person only event, please do leave dogs safely at home.

HUMAN RACE 2015!
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 8:00 - 12:00
Join the SCCAS team and be a shelter Superhero! Sign up now at www.humanracesc.org/goto/AnimalShelterSCC
Contact Erin Conway for more information.

MONTHLY NIGHT OUT - WOODSTOCK'S PIZZA
Come on out and enjoy great pizza and beer while fundraising for the Shelter.
Print out your required coupon!
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Woodstock's Pizza, 710 Front St., Santa Cruz
http://woodstockscruz.com/

WINE & CHIS/CHIHUAHUA PRIDE DAY
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1:00 - 4:00
Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero, Pacific Grove
Chihuahua Pride Day

SPRING DOG FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 9:00 - 12:00, Soquel High School, 401 Old San Jose Road, Soquel
Hosted by Coastal Dog Owners Group
Spring Dog Festival

SANTA CRUZ ANIMAL FILM FESTIVAL!
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Del Mar Theater. The Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE) and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) are bringing the Animal Film Festival to Santa Cruz! SAVE THE DATE!

THE COTTAGE SHOP - OPEN THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 12 - 5!
"The Cottage Shop at The Animal Shelter" our upcycled resale boutique, located at 2260 Seventh Ave. in Santa Cruz, will sell up-cycled furniture, vintage linens, pet accessories, kitchenware, garden art and customized dog tags. Proceeds benefit the shelter. 

Visit us at on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ShelterCottageShop