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April 15, 2024

The Merced SPCA wants to thank Councilman Shane Smith, Mayor Matt Serratto and The Merced City Council for the recognition of the accomplishments of the Merced SPCA and the work it has done to improve the lives of community cats and all animals in Merced.

We’re proud of our volunteers, who continue to be passionate animal advocates and work tirelessly to make a difference to Merced’s homeless and abandoned animals.

Kittens Pickles and Olive were the stars of the show!

The Merced SPCA welcomes
LYRICAL ADAM to its Board of Directors

March 11, 2024

Please join us in welcoming LYRICAL ADAM to the Merced SPCA Board of Directors.

Lyrical has been appointed Secretary of the Board, filling a vacant position.

She has a wealth of experience in animal rescue as a trapper, foster and caretaker. Her experience with disabled animals and their medical care proves her dedication to our homeless animals.

Lyrical is a social media influencer and uses her platforms to advocate for the animals in our community.


Lyrical is also an Educator/Teacher currently working with an After-School Program while attending WGU for her B.A in Elementary Education.


We look forward to working with Lyrical to enhance our organizational governance, continuing the care of our community cats, and the support of our mission— that all animals should be treated with respect and compassion. 


January 18, 2024


  • Over 18,500 kittens births were prevented through our TNR program.

  • We treated over 250 cats for illnesses and injuries.

  • We humanely and compassionately euthanized over 25 pets.

  • We sent over 65 cats and kittens to rescue. 60 of which have been adopted.

  • We installed a new President, Cindy Kelly, when long-time SPCA President and animal advocate supreme, Florence Lambert, retired.

  • Thanks to the generous donation of one of our board members, we purchased two microchip scanning wands for the Merced Police Department so that their animal control officers could scan aggressive or scared animals without injury.

  • We welcomed several new volunteers to the Merced SPCA.

  • We have partnered with 4 new rescues in the Bay area and strengthened our friendship with New Beginnings for Merced County Animals.


None of this would've been possible without our group of dedicated volunteers and board members. We're in a fantastic position to handle the challenges that 2024 may bring because of our wonderful team!


November 14, 2023

The Merced SPCA installs Cynthia Kelly as President

The Merced SPCA would like to introduce our new President, Cynthia Kelly.

Cindy is an avid animal advocate - she has been fostering and rescuing Merced's abandoned animals for over 20 years – more specifically, she has wealth of experience fostering medical and hospice cats. She has been a member of the Merced SPCA since 1998 and has provided foster services for our organization since 2018.

Cindy is originally from the East Coast and moved to Merced over 30 years ago. In that time, she has volunteered countless hours for animal rescues and helped with transporting, fundraising and vaccinating cats and dogs in Merced County. She is dedicated to making the health and welfare of our community cats her priority and ensuring the continuity of the Merced SPCA through member inclusion and volunteer teamwork.


She is currently employed as the Director of Marketing for a local company. In her free time, Cindy enjoys painting and spending time with family and friends.

October 27, 2023

Merced SPCA donates microchip scanning wands to
Merced Police Department Animal Control

The Merced SPCA recently donated two microchip scanning wands to the Merced Police Department's Animal Control Unit. These wands will assist officers in checking feral animals for microchips. The wands will eliminate the risk of injury to the officer when scanning a feral cat or dog. Each wand can scan an animal from up to three feet away.


Representatives from the SPCA included (L-R) Frank Cienfuegos, Lisa Evans (rear), Judy Campbell, Florence Lambert, and Cindy Kelly.


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