T.E.A.M. is the non-profit affiliate of the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter.  We work with volunteers and shelter staff to help the shelter animals in our community.


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To be successful, TEAM needs both financial and volunteer assistance from the community. We strive to use your donations for the best good and provide our budget breakdown freely and for your information as you consider the best organization for your charitable contributions.  Contributions to TEAM in any amount will help fund many important projects designed to benefit the animals at Bradshaw Shelter.

Sponsor An Event

By sponsoring a TEAM event, friends of animals throughout the Sacramento area (and beyond) can make a difference to the health, well-being and placement prospects of the animals at Bradshaw Shelter.  On behalf of the more than 12,000 animals we will assist this year through our programs, THANK YOU for your thoughtful consideration of our request of sponsorship!

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This sweet and resilient survivor of animal cruelty has found a safe space to continue his recovery after getting emergency treatment from the amazing Bradshaw medical team and long-term intensive care from the incredible vets at UC Davis. He leaves for his wonderful new foster home tomorrow. He still has a long ways to go to recover from his traumatic burns, but his strong and loving spirit gives him a bright future! And knowing he has so many people rooting for him helps, too!
We can’t thank his foster enough and look forward to following his journey as he gets better!! ❤️❤️❤️
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Phoenix Update: We are happy to report that Phoenix’s skin and eyelids are healing. UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital reports that he can blink and his eyesight is good so far, but he does not currently have any eyelashes. Phoenix has also been successfully removed from IV pain medications and antibiotics and is doing well taking his oral medication. He no longer needs bandage wraps for his body and has graduated to self-adhesive bandages and a t-shirt to keep them in place. Despite his previous mistreatment, the resilient pup is eating well, has lots more energy, and is socializing with anyone he can come in contact with.

Stay tuned for more updates next week as Phoenix continues to heal! We can’t thank you all enough for your continued support of Phoenix and to all who have shared his story as well as donated to his treatment. To learn more about Phoenix’s story and how you can help other shelter pets in need of medical treatment, visit the link in our bio @bradshawanimalshelter now.

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Thanks to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department Special Apprehension Team and Detective Chris Arbuckle who worked tirelessly to apprehend the capture of the person who did this to Phoenix, the perpetrator has been arrested and is in custody.

We are very grateful for your donations and concern for Phoenix. He continues to display incredible resilience, but must show more healing before he will be able to undergo a skin graft. Many have asked about his eyes: at this point, the medical experts are not certain whether he will maintain his eyesight. Much of his eyelids were burned off and destroyed which significantly affects lubrication of the lens. We will know more as he continues to recover. His ears, too, have undergone necessary modification due to his wounds. The photo below shows his wounds earlier this week. Treatment will be ongoing with the possibility of further reconstructive surgery and skin grafts.

Again, we are so grateful for your support for this amazing, precious animal whose spirit remains undaunted.

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Thanks to your generosity, More than $17,000 has been raised to date to help with the cost of Phoenix’s treatment. Thank you!

Phoenix remains positive and cheerful with his treaters. He went for a walk today and we will post new photos soon. His eyelids are still of great concern as they were, like much of his body, horrifically burned and may require reconstructive surgery.

Any funds received in excess of those needed for Phoenix’s care will directly support other shelter animals in need.


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Our Vision

What We Do


Provide and encourage public support of Bradshaw Shelter.  Assist Bradshaw Shelter in supporting licensed rescue organizations.  Provide education to the citizens of Sacramento County on the humane care and treatment of animals to reduce cruelty and suffering of animals.


Increase the number of lost animals redeemed by encouraging permanent identification of animals, educating the public to look at the shelter for their pets, and through coordination with other shelters, lost and found services, and the media.

Eliminate Euthanasia

Assist in improving the quality and number of adoptions from Bradshaw Shelter through grooming and behavioral testing of animals, promoting the welfare and supporting the medical needs of shelter animals, improving the adoption facilities and, advising the public of animals available for adoption, thereby helping to decrease the number of animals euthanized by Bradshaw Shelter.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Each year more than 12,000 animals end up at Bradshaw Shelter. Most are discarded by their owners or lost, and many are impounded by shelter staff because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Significant numbers arrive at the shelter unaltered, sick or injured, and funding for veterinary care and supplies is limited. That’s why there’s TEAM.

Spread the Word

We are a small non-profit organization and are rather new to the social media world.  You can help us build our following by sharing our information with your friends!  The bigger our following, the bigger the benefit to the animals of the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter!

Upcoming Events


Oct 6th - Whiskers & Wine

5:30pm – 9:00pm Our largest annual charity fundraising event of the year.


Nov 27th - #GivingTuesday

ALL DAY 24 hour online fundraiser

Your Donations in Action

Lives YOU Saved




Who We Support

Friends of TEAM


More Good Stuff From TEAM

Critter Outfitter Store

Located just inside the entrance of the Bradshaw Shelter Adoption Center at 3839 Bradshaw Road, Critter Outfitter is a retail store for pet owners and offers a wide array of items for your pet. Critter Outfitter is staffed entirely by helpful and dedicated volunteers. All profit generated from the store goes toward promoting shelter animal adoption, assisting with the medical needs of the shelter animals, and supporting the work of the volunteers.

TEAM Quarterly Newsletter

In each issue of our newsletter, you can expect to see news and highlights about current happenings in and around the Bradshaw Animal Shelter. For example, how an animal abuser was brought to justice; information about events which support the animals such as TEAM’s largest fundraiser of the year, Whiskers & Wine, as well as requests for assistance with specific or urgent items that need funding like our new Parvo Isolation Ward.

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