SEAACA Fact Check

The claims addressed on this page convey demonstrably false information about SEAACA’s Animal Care and Control services. These falsehoods regarding SEAACA programs, services, staff, events, etc., have either been forwarded by members of the public or encountered by agency personnel. They are not simply expressions of opinion but are verifiably incorrect information. Likewise, the clarifications are not opinion, declarations of condemnation, or criticism. Each fact check is designed to promote full transparency and understanding, and is provided here for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact us at 562-803-3301.

Claim: SEAACA will not pick up a cat in my neighborhood.

Fact: SEAACA continues to actively receive those felines who are sick, injured or otherwise suffering. SEAACA, consistent with majority of animal care and control providers in the region and across the country, is not receiving those who are healthy (including non-friendly, previously referred to as “feral” cats).

This feline intake modification was implemented in March of 2020 after careful consideration and review of recommendations from a variety of sources relevant to the animal care and control industry.

Additionally, finders of kittens can visit, seaaca.org/field-services/kittens for information and support.

Claim: SEAACA is high kill.

Fact: SEAACA’s statistics can be found here on our statistics page, seaaca.org/about-us/statistics. SEAACA strives to reduce humane euthanasia and calls on all members of the community to be a part of the long term solution. Additionally, SEAACA continues efforts to educate the public and work collaboratively with community partners.

Claim: SEAACA should scan for microchips to get pets home.

Fact: The Animal Care Technicians and Field Officers scan all animals upon intake with universal microchip scanners. The animals are also rescanned at the time of adoption, veterinary treatment or humane euthanasia with universal microchip scanners.

SEAACA’s Field Officers carry universal microchip scanners in their units. In many cases, pets are returned to their owners in the field without coming into the Care Center because of a registered, traceable chip.

Unfortunately, on a regular basis, microchips are discovered that do not have a registered owner or the information provided is outdated.