What we do
Each year thousands of adoptable pets will die in overcrowded shelters in the Central San Joaquin Valley, located in California. Animal Compassion Team is dedicated to saving as many of those lives as possible. We help many rural shelters that have no adoption programs and depend on rescues to help save unclaimed pets. We also take in owner surrenders when there are truly no other options for pet owners. With so many homeless pets in our community we encourage pet owners to make every effort to find a great home for their own pets or find a way to keep them. We are not an open intake shelter, and space is limited. We DO NOT take in stray pets. It’s important that a good effort is made to find the owner of stray pets. Click here for more information regarding stray pets and how to help them.
Our goal is to provide wonderful families with wonderful pets and build bonds that will last for a lifetime. You can help us save lives by adopting your next best friend from ACT. There is really no better feeling than adopting a homeless pet and changing its life forever.
Our adoption process is geared to assist you in picking the very best fit for your family. It’s important that all family members are happy with their new arrival, this includes existing pets. It’s wonderful when all pets in the home get along well and enjoy each other’s company. Here at the Sofia center we can assist you with the initial introductions to help make the transition as smooth as possible.
Where it all started
The vision for ACT has been brewing in the minds of the Animal Compassion Team founders for many years. The paths we have walked have prepared us and tested our determination through hard work, buckets of tears, mountains of fecal matter (a favorite topic of discussion amongst animal rescuers), and more than our fair share of discouragement and heartbreak. Having said that, why would we choose to dive in deeper? For the love of the animals we serve. It is just that simple. Dogs, cats, and other wonderful animals are dying in huge numbers daily. We hope to help change that. In August of 2009 we became a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the state of California and the Federal Government. It was, and continues to be, a huge leap of faith for all of us who already feel overwhelmed by the work we are doing but we believe this is the time, and this is what we have all been preparing for. One life saved makes all the effort and emotional investment worthwhile. This is going to be an exciting journey and we hope to post MANY happy endings, beginning with the story of Eyelean, our one-eyed, tilted-headed poster child. New animals arrive daily...stay tuned...we have only just begun!
To provide a safe haven for domestic animals, regardless of breed or species, through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary. To advocate for the humane treatment of animals and promote the human-animal bond. To educate the public about the importance of kindness, compassion, and responsible pet ownership which will emphasize spaying and neutering. To cooperate and work with other animal rescues and shelters towards the goal of becoming a no-kill nation.
- ACT doesn’t have any paid employees - we are made up entirely of dedicated volunteers.
- ACT has adopted out over 5,000 animals in the past 5 years.
- Our dog adoptions come with a 4 week training class. We believe in healthy minds and bodies.
- ACT has started a TNR program that has trapped, fixed, and released over 200 feral cats in the community! We will be embarking on a new phase of TNR soon, thanks to generous donations. This will make a huge difference in the number of unwanted and feral kittens in trouble in the next "cat season."
- Spay & neuter is what will make the difference in pet overpopulation in our community, and ACT is continuously looking for programs and writing grants to continue this work in our community. If you need help getting your pets spayed & neutered, check out our spay & neuter page for information!
Where to Find Us:
- Sofia Adoption Center and Training Facility: 2789 S Orange Ave, Fresno, CA 93725 Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm, weekdays by appointment call us at 299-6364.
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