Foster Homes Step Up to Empty Front Street Animal Shelter

by Cathryn Rakich
March 2020

With the community stepping up to help animals during the COVID-19 health crisis, the Sacramento city shelter on Front Street has reported that all dogs and cats—more than 100—have been transitioned into foster homes.

The Sacramento SPCA has also transferred out more than 100 animals through adoptions and into foster homes to reduce its population. And the county shelter on Bradshaw Road is working with rescue groups and the community to move animals out.

All three shelters are now closed to the public, with Front Street and the SSPCA suspending adoptions. However, the Bradshaw shelter is holding adoptions by appointment. Call (916) 875-2287 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to speak with a shelter representative.

For information on finding lost pets, surrendering strays, becoming a foster home or donating, visit each shelter’s website: Bradshaw Animal Shelter at animalcare.saccounty.net; Front Street Animal Shelter at cityofsacramento.org/community-development/animal-care; or SSPCA at sspca.org/covid19.

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