Nevada County Animal Shelter
14647 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Sammie’s Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of Sammie's Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that without help would continue to suffer or would be euthanized. Sammie’s Friends also operates the Nevada County Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road.
Main: (530) 471-5041
Cat House: (530) 274-1955
DOGS -FREE and Discount Vouchers
If you need help with a Chihuahua, Pit Bull, Husky or Malamute, please contact Pound Puppy Rescue to receive a FREE spay/neuter.
If you are low income and need help with a spay/neuter for all other breeds of dogs, please stop by Sammie's Friends at the Nevada County Animal Shelter and pick up a discount voucher to use at participating local Veterinarians.
14647 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA. 95949
CATS -FREE Spay/Neuter
Did you know you can get your cats spayed and neutered for FREE under the "2017/2018 Nevada County Cat Crisis" program Sammie's Friends is running??
Just call a local veterinary, ask for the "Cat Crisis Fund" to pay for your spay or neuter, make your appointment and take your cat(s) in! IT IS THAT SIMPLE!!
The Shelter is FULL of cats; check out the pictures below! Help us resolve the overabundance of unwanted cats we have in Nevada County!
MYTH: It's better to have one litter before spaying a female pet.
FACT: Medical evidence indicates that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize dogs and cats as young as eight weeks of age. Check with your veterinarian about the appropriate time for these procedures.
MYTH: I want my children to experience the miracle of birth.
FACT: The miracle of birth is quickly overshadowed by the thousands of animals euthanized in animal shelters in communities all across the country. Teach children that all life is precious by spaying and neutering your pets.
MYTH: But my pet is a purebred.
FACT: So is at least one out of every four pets brought to animal shelters around the country. There are just too many dogs and cats—mixed breed and purebred. About half of all animals entering shelters are euthanized.
MYTH: I want my dog to be protective.
FACT: It is a dog's natural instinct to protect home and family. A dog's personality is formed more by genetics and environment than by sex hormones.
MYTH: I don't want my male dog or cat to feel like less of a male.
FACT: Pets don't have any concept of sexual identity or ego. Neutering will not change a pet's basic personality. They don't suffer any kind of emotional reaction or identity crisis when neutered.
MYTH: My pet will get fat and lazy.
FACT: The truth is that most pets get fat and lazy because their owners feed them too much and don't give them enough exercise.
MYTH: But my dog (or cat) is so special, I want a puppy (or kitten) just like them.
FACT: Your pet's puppies or kittens have an unlikely chance of being a carbon copy of your pet. Even professional breeders cannot make this guarantee. There are shelter pets waiting for homes who are just as cute, smart, sweet, and loving as your own.
MYTH: It's expensive to have my pet spayed or neutered.
FACT: Many low-cost options exist for spay/neuter services. Most regions of the U.S. have at least one spay/neuter clinic within driving distance that charge $100 or less for the procedure, and many veterinary clinics provide discounts through subsidized voucher programs. Low-cost spay/neuter is more and more widely available all the time. Start with this low-cost spay/neuter finder.
FACT: You may find homes for your pet's puppies and kittens. But you can only control what decisions you make with your own pet, not the decisions other people make with theirs. Your pet’s puppies and kittens, or their puppies or kittens, could end up in an animal shelter, as one of the many homeless pets in every community competing for a home. Will they be one of the lucky ones?
Myths and Facts about Spaying and Neutering
Know the truth about spaying or neutering your pet