What does No-Kill mean? This term has become a bit diluted during the past several years, sort of like what has happened to the word "euthanasia". Instead of striving to live up to the definition of these words, some would rather distort these words to mislead the public.
At SPARC No-Kill means "NO KILL". Euthanasia is reserved for those TRULY suffering, as defined by the dictionary: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.
That said, in order to maintain our No-Kill status we need the publics support. Not only financially, as we only receive a very small portion of our operating budget from the city of Santa Paula, but also in terms of finding home and refuges for our animals.
Angus is an example of how seriously we take our commitment to No-Kill. Angus is a 12 year old unneuterd male with squamous cell cancer of the penis and therefore has been unable to be neutered his prognosis is poor with about 1 to 6 months according to vet...great with female dogs. He is mellow and housebroken. You can see by his smile he just wants to enjoy every precious moment of his time on earth and we want nothing more than to find a home for him. After all, none of us know how long we have on this earth and Angus is no exception. He wants the same thing every dog wants: A comfy couch and a spot in the sun to watch the world go by. Plenty of smells to sniff. A cuddly lap to try and climb on to (he has no idea of his size).
Can you give Angus a spot on your couch and in your heart? In return he will give you what all dogs are particulary good at giving: Unconditional devotion and love.
Please contact SPARC if you are his home. 805 798 4878