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Our mission is to provide the resources, progressive programs and community education
needed to rehabilitate and rehome the abandoned and stray animals of Santa Paula



Why Santa Paula Needs SPARC

The concept of a community based non-profit shelter was born over lunch in June, 2011. The only condition sought by the initial committee members was that the new shelter would be “no kill”…meaning it would NOT euthanize animals on the basis of overcrowding.

SPARC (Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the first and only no-kill animal shelter in Ventura County. SPARC is a place where homeless animals are brought for humane care without risk of being killed due to lack of space, illness or injury. SPARC is actively saving lives by rehabilitating and re-homing animals, at the same time partnering with the community to educate on the importance of spay/neuter and vaccination programs. To truly deliver on our no-kill mission, SPARC relies on generous contributions from other passionate animal lovers and advocates.

Adoption Application Downloads


Bungalow Sponsorship Program

Our Bungalow Sponsorship program provides a great opportunity for families, private organizations, and businesses to directly support the animals we rescue. Bungalow Sponsorships are also a wonderful way to pay tribute to a beloved person or pet. Sponsorships can be made in memory or honor of a loved one who loved their pet like a family member, or a pet that has enriched your life. This program represents a great opportunity to help other animals find their own loving, life-long homes.

Bungalow Sponsors are recognized with a highly visible, personalized plaque acknowledging your sponsorship, hung on your sponsored Bungalow as an individual, an organization, or a company displayed for an entire year. Sponsors are also recognized on our website, social media site, and newsletters.Your sponsorship fee will help provide for EVERY animal who is housed in your Bungalow for one year.

Yes, I would like to become a Bungalow Sponsor

$50.00 Monthly
$150.00 Quarterly
$300.00 Bi Annually
$600.00 Annually

Become one of Buddha’s Buddies

Buddha's Story

Buddha was barely alive when he was carried into S.P.A.R.C. by a Santa Paula Police Officer. He had tattoos across his chest and genitals which caused paralysis in his back legs. Any other shelter would have euthanized him but S.P.A.R.C believes every animal deserves a chance. Medical help, physical therapy, a donation from Eddie's Wheels and lots of love got Buddha up, moving and into a forever home!


$36.00 Single Membership
$50.00 Family Membership


Visit The SPARC Second Chance Store

Please donate to help us help all the wonderful animals!! You can always donate money, bedding, food and many other things that dogs and cats need in every day to day activities. Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center is located at 705 E Santa Barbara St Santa Paula, CA 93060 If this is too far to drop off pet related donations you can always drop them off at our store an we will make sure SPARC gets all of your donations.

We Are Located at
374 E Main St
Ventura, California 93001
(805) 648-8915
Our Hours
Open everyday! 
10:00 am - 7:00 pm on weekdays 
10:00 am - 9:00 pm on weekends

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Give a Donation to SPARC

 Thank you for helping to make lives better!

If you would like to make a donation, Please visit our Donation Page for more information.

501(C) 3 Animal Charity EIN# 45-4185395



Copyright © 2012, Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, Santa Paula, CA 93060
S.P.A.R.C is a California non-profit corporation with IRS tax exempt status. All donations will be tax deductible under 501(c)3 animal charity, EIN: 45-4185395. As such, your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.