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Hands That Feed and Hearts That Love, Sacramento's SPCA Is So Much More Than An Animal Shelter.

March 06, 2024 The Non Profit Podcast Network
Hands That Feed and Hearts That Love, Sacramento's SPCA Is So Much More Than An Animal Shelter.
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Hands That Feed and Hearts That Love, Sacramento's SPCA Is So Much More Than An Animal Shelter.
Mar 06, 2024
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Imagine the journey from a bustling media career to the tranquil life off-the-grid, and finally to the helm of a once-struggling animal shelter. That's the life of Kenn Altine, CEO of the Sacramento SPCA. He's here to shatter the illusion that animal welfare organizations are solely about the animals, revealing the deep connections between the care of pets and the well-being of their human companions. Through Kenn's experiences, we uncover the nuanced reality of shelter management, from the challenges of dog intake to the national shortage of veterinarians. This conversation isn't just about the creatures on four legs; it's about the hands that feed them, the hearts that love them, and the lives intertwined with theirs.We'll recount the emotional rollercoaster that is animal adoption. Kenn shares the touching story of Velvet, a dog whose resilience embodies the spirit of the Sacramento SPCA staff. It's stories like these that illustrate the unspoken promise every shelter makes: to pour love and care into every animal until they find their forever home. We also celebrate the joyous moments of connection, the instant a family finds their perfect four legged addition, and the collective cheer that echoes through the shelter as another life is saved. These tales of triumph and healing go beyond the individual stories, reflecting the profound impact that an animal's companionship can have on a home.We spotlight the variety of services provided by shelters, like the Sacramento SPCA, and the critical role they play in society. From the unforgettable journey of Bark Purdy, the Chihuahua who captivated hearts at the Puppy Bowl this year, to the importance of patience in waiting for the right pet—a sentiment echoed by various adoption success stories. Kenn's narrative and the services of the SPCA highlight the undeniable fact that the love of an animal is a powerful force, one that can reshape lives and strengthen communities. And the fact that the agency that tends to these animals is a much to them as a multifaceted healthcare system is to humans. This episode isn't just a discussion; it's an invitation to witness the incredible bonds formed through the dedication of those working tirelessly to ensure every animal finds a place to call home.To learn more about the Sacramento SPCA visit SSPCA.org or call 916-2804If your business would like to support the organization, call 916-504-2802As mentioned in the show, if you want to learn more about how a non profit organization spends it's funding visit www.guidestar.org or www.charitynavigator.orgSpecial thanks to our three “Founding” sponsors for helping to support a weekly cadence of the program. Please give them consideration if you should have a need in their area of expertise. They are:CAPTRUST: Fiduciary advice for endowments and foundations. www.captrust.com/sacramentoRSE,Inc: Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations www.RS-E.comWestern Health Advantage: Providing a health plan for you. www.westernhealth.com
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Imagine the journey from a bustling media career to the tranquil life off-the-grid, and finally to the helm of a once-struggling animal shelter. That's the life of Kenn Altine, CEO of the Sacramento SPCA. He's here to shatter the illusion that animal welfare organizations are solely about the animals, revealing the deep connections between the care of pets and the well-being of their human companions. Through Kenn's experiences, we uncover the nuanced reality of shelter management, from the challenges of dog intake to the national shortage of veterinarians. This conversation isn't just about the creatures on four legs; it's about the hands that feed them, the hearts that love them, and the lives intertwined with theirs.We'll recount the emotional rollercoaster that is animal adoption. Kenn shares the touching story of Velvet, a dog whose resilience embodies the spirit of the Sacramento SPCA staff. It's stories like these that illustrate the unspoken promise every shelter makes: to pour love and care into every animal until they find their forever home. We also celebrate the joyous moments of connection, the instant a family finds their perfect four legged addition, and the collective cheer that echoes through the shelter as another life is saved. These tales of triumph and healing go beyond the individual stories, reflecting the profound impact that an animal's companionship can have on a home.We spotlight the variety of services provided by shelters, like the Sacramento SPCA, and the critical role they play in society. From the unforgettable journey of Bark Purdy, the Chihuahua who captivated hearts at the Puppy Bowl this year, to the importance of patience in waiting for the right pet—a sentiment echoed by various adoption success stories. Kenn's narrative and the services of the SPCA highlight the undeniable fact that the love of an animal is a powerful force, one that can reshape lives and strengthen communities. And the fact that the agency that tends to these animals is a much to them as a multifaceted healthcare system is to humans. This episode isn't just a discussion; it's an invitation to witness the incredible bonds formed through the dedication of those working tirelessly to ensure every animal finds a place to call home.To learn more about the Sacramento SPCA visit SSPCA.org or call 916-2804If your business would like to support the organization, call 916-504-2802As mentioned in the show, if you want to learn more about how a non profit organization spends it's funding visit www.guidestar.org or www.charitynavigator.orgSpecial thanks to our three “Founding” sponsors for helping to support a weekly cadence of the program. Please give them consideration if you should have a need in their area of expertise. They are:CAPTRUST: Fiduciary advice for endowments and foundations. www.captrust.com/sacramentoRSE,Inc: Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations www.RS-E.comWestern Health Advantage: Providing a health plan for you. www.westernhealth.com