Placer SPCA

SPCA leader began as a dedicated volunteer

Leilani Vierra is currently the chief executive officer of the Placer SPCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of animals in Placer County. Founded in 197 ...

Little chip can be big help for pets, owners

Fido could use one. So could Whiskers. Pet microchipping is nothing new, but that doesn’t make it any less important. And while the permanent identification process has been ...

Love your dog, but not at expense of fellow humans

I can hardly remember the first time I laid eyes on Kona, but I will never forget the last time I saw him. Kona was my fiercely loyal Lab mix, a pound puppy that grew into nearly ...

BBQ & Blues fires up for one last time

For 19 years one county event has been cooking up soulful live music and tasty barbecue meals. But now, in its 20th year, the annual BBQ & Blues will take the stage at the Gold C ...

Why ‘free to great home’?

The Placer SPCA is currently offering a promotion that waives the adoption fee for adult cats and black kittens. After this spring’s kitten season, we were faced with possible ov ...

Last BBQ & Blues delivers much more than a great show

An Auburn institution ends with a bang this weekend as the 20th annual BBQ & Blues finishes its run at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. The event has attracted some of the best and b ...

Cat give-away irresponsible

This letter is in response to the Placer SPCA’s recent ads giving free adult cats to the public. And now I note from the Web site that the SPCA is also offering free black kitten ...

Placer County Animal Shelter fees will take a bigger bite out of wallets

Bailing Fido out of the Placer County animal shelter will cost their human companions 23 percent more starting next month. The increase in the penalty for picking up a spayed or n ...

Have fun for a good cause this month

Auburn’s event calendar boasts a couple have-fun-and-feel-good fundraisers for the month of July. Partygoers attending either (or both) of the following events can buy their ti ...

Cat chaos in Placer

They may call these the “dog days of summer,” but Placer County SPCA begs to differ as they are inundated with cats. Roseville PSPCA Chief Executive Officer Leilani Vierra, s ...