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Roseville, Calif. – The Placer SPCA consider themselves very lucky to have such a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers.

Last year, Placer SPCA had 493 volunteers who dedicated a total of 84,739 hours. That equates to an additional 40 full-time employees. The volunteers provide an invaluable service to the animals and staff and the Placer SPCA are deeply grateful for the contributions they make.


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While the Placer SPCA receives volunteers from all walks of life and age ranges, they typically have a greater influx of female volunteers. Surprisingly,  6 of the 7 volunteers this year with the greatest number of volunteer hours were men.

Michael Curry, a cat volunteer contributed 522 hours; Larry Monks, a dog volunteer gave 554 hours; Gerald Edwards, a dog volunteer provided 680 hours; Gary Wraa, a dog volunteer donated 820 hours; Bob Crane, a cat and dog volunteer put in 953 hours, and Mike Montero, a cat volunteer contributed 1,096 hours, for a total of 4,625 hours. On average, that’s about 15 hours per week, per individual. The volunteer who donated the greatest number of hours was Claudia Smith, with a total of 1,106 hours.

The Placer SPCA would like to formally acknowledge and thank all of their volunteers for the work that they do. Their support ensures that the Placer SPCA can fulfill its mission of enhancing the lives of companion animals and supporting the human-animal bond.