Santa Paula: SPARC Study on Social and Economic Impact of Animal Shelter

By Sheryl Hamlin

During the presentations section of the April 3, 2019 Santa Paula Council meeting, William LeFeuvre, SPARC Board President, informed the council and the audience of the upcoming SPARC Community Survey.

William LeFeuvre, SPARC Board President

The survey is being conducted under the guidance of the Institute of Human/Animal Studies at the University of Davis. Mr. LeFeuvre stated that they expect the survey to be complete and ready for distribution by the next week. He did not say how and where the survey would be distributed. Presumably it will be on the SPARC website and/or Facebook page.

The goal of the study is to obtain feedback from the community on the social and financial impacts of the shelter.

Additionally, SPARC is conceptualizing a new animal shelter with the help of Indigo Architects who specialize in sustainability. And, he was pleased to report the Dr. Joythi Robertson is working with SPARC to analyze their operations.

Citizen Murphy Hauls SPARC Animals to New Shelter

In other SPARC related news, Pam Murphy, lifetime resident of Santa Paula and animal lover, loaded up her truck with animals from overflowing SPARC and drove over night to a shelter in Northern California, where they hope to be able to adopt the animals. The clip below is taken from a Facebook screenshot.

Source:Facebook post

Thanks to citizens and to the SPARC Board for their commitment to animals.

Sweet SPARC Senior Dog











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One Response to Santa Paula: SPARC Study on Social and Economic Impact of Animal Shelter

  1. Desiree April 5, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I live across from sparc .I was never asked if I wanted the dog kennel to be it’s loud dog barking and the property value of the house has gone down because of the should never have been put here in a residential stop barking 365 days a year.i m thinking about sueing the city and the city council.


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