From left are Deborah Dillon, Shelter Director, SPCA of Solano County; CSP Solano’s Community Partnership Manager Tonya Parker-Mashburn; and Raymond Dowling, Medical Warehouse Supervisor at CSP Solano.

From left are Deborah Dillon, Shelter Director, SPCA of Solano County; CSP Solano’s Community Partnership Manager Tonya Parker-Mashburn; and Raymond Dowling, Medical Warehouse Supervisor at CSP Solano.

By Lt. Marlaina Dernoncourt, AA/Public Information Officer
California State Prison, Solano

Rather than toss out old equipment and expired medical supplies, California State Prison, Solano, partnered with the community to put the items to good use for local non-profit organizations.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Solano County gladly accepted gauze sponges totaling 19 cases (or 24,320), 90 bottles of iodine and one X-ray view box.

They will be used for the provision of animal care. The donation saves the charitable organization thousands of dollars.

The SPCA of Solano County is a 501(c)3 adoption-guarantee animal shelter.

The animals at the shelter are not on a time limit for their stay.

“We do not euthanize for time or space.  All pets are there until they are adopted as long as they do not have a serious illness or are a danger to the public or other animals,” the organization’s website states. “The SPCASC was founded in 1974 by a dedicated group of animal lovers in Solano County concerned with the welfare of companion animals. The organization was incorporated in 1980 and is located at 2200 Peabody Road in Vacaville and has been at this location since 1984.”

The organization also now offers a spay/neuter clinic and has performed over 5,000 surgeries in its first year.

The shelter takes in and annually adopts out approximately 700 dogs, cats and other species of companion animals.

“SPCA of Solano County would like to whole heartedly thank our community. Without the tremendous support we receive from you, we could not do what we do. You make it possible to expand these programs and reach out to more animals in need,” the group’s website states.

To learn more about the organization, visit www.solanospca.com.

(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

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