Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center


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


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About Our Shelter

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, irreparable medical conditions, or behavioral challenges.


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.

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