May 31, 2013 11:39AM
● By Style
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Placer SPCA Board President John Mason has a passion for animal welfare, but for him it’s about more than helping animals—it’s about helping people, too. “Abuse of animals tends to translate into abuse of people,” he argues. “If we can educate kids at a young age, we can prevent other kinds of abuse as well.” Mason supports education programs to teach children how to take care of their pets, and over the next few years, he and his team hope to open a larger adoption facility on Yosemite Street in Roseville. Providing even more humane and stress-free housing for their animals is one of Mason’s many goals.
In addition to volunteering for the SPCA, Mason is a happily married father of three and an attorney with a thriving civil litigation practice in Roseville. He also serves on the board of KidsFirst, an organization that advocates for the prevention of child abuse. For all of his activities, Mason hopes to serve as a role model for his children and to teach them the importance of giving back. “I want to teach [my children] to become good citizens and good people,” he shares. “When you give back to the community you get out of it a lot more than you put in.”
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