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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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