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Our mission is to create a new standard in rescue operation with education and community involvement to end the suffering of animals who are lost, abandoned, or given up to the Merced County shelter.


New Beginnings for Animals – Merced is uniquely well-positioned to accomplish this goal by focusing on our three primary activities:


  • Transporting large numbers of animals out of the Merced shelter

  • Treating sick/injured abandoned animals and making them available for adoption

  • AND working to fund a spay/neuter program in the Merced area to address the root of the overpopulation problem–sterilizing dogs and cats to stop the litters of unwanted animals that are overloading the shelters and rescues.

Please note New Beginnings for Animals Merced County does not have a facility…we are a group of volunteers working out of our homes. All animals are kept in foster homes where available.

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Who we are

New Beginnings for Merced County Animals non-profit (#36-4704902) organization is dedicated to helping the animals at the Merced County Animal Shelter as well other locations in Merced County. We do not have a facility. Animals are housed with individual foster families in the area.


  • Sharon Lohman

  • Jennifer Sampson

  • Mindy Martin

  • Darrell Kirbie

  • Peg Larson

  • Anthony Pinheiro

12 Good Reasons
To Spay & Neuter

  1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.

  2. your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.

  3. Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted litters.

  4. Spaying and neutering prevents deformities and abnormalities caused by too many pregnancies.

  5. New Beginnings can provide low-cost spay and neuter vouchers.

  6. Your spayed female won’t go into heat.

  7. Your neutered male may be better behaved.

  8. Your neutered male may be less likely to roam around.

  9. The cost of spay/neuter is much less than the cost of a litter.

  10. Spaying or neutering will not make your pet fat.

  11. Your pet does not have to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.

  12. Your pet will love you for taking such good care of her.





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P.O. Box 1045
Winton, CA  95388

Tax ID: 36-4704902


Sharon @ 209-769-2122

Sue @ 209-617-4131


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