Founded in 1868, the SF SPCA is a community-supported nonprofit dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs.
We do this through immediate care of animals that are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate, but we also work to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying/neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their companions.
Simply put: the SF SPCA cares. We care for the abused or abandoned dog, for feral cats fending for themselves, and for animals in pain and requiring treatment. The care that we and our community of supporters provide makes the difference between neglect and nurturing, hurting and health, loneliness and a loving home.
As an independent nonprofit that receives no federal, state or local funding or from national organizations, we rely solely on donations from our supporters to provide our many services, such as:
- The new Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, which includes our Primary Care Veterinary Hospital, Spay/Neuter Clinic, Feral Cat Assistance Program, Foster Care Program, and Shelter Medicine Department.
- Maddie's Pet Adoption Center
- Humane Education
- Public Dog Training Classes
- Animal Assisted Therapy