The San Francisco SPCA Announces Honorary Board

San Francisco, Calif., Mar 5 2012: The San Francisco SPCA has formed an Honorary Board of Directors, whose members include prominent community leaders and celebrities who have generously agreed to help further the Society’s mission to save and protect animals. The inaugural members are:

  • Pam Baer is a community leader who serves on several boards and one of the visionaries who spearheaded the “Hearts of San Francisco” campaign.
  • The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. is the former two-term mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California Assembly for 15 years.
  • Laura Fisher is a philanthropist and community leader who serves on numerous boards including that of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
  • Sue Fisher King is a prominent business leader and the owner of a store bearing her name on Sacramento Street in San Francisco.
  • Zaw Thet is a renowned entrepreneur and investor in the technology and high-tech sectors, founding or serving on the boards of companies and nonprofits such as plyfe, Palindrome Advisors, 4INFO, UN Foundation, and After School All Stars.
  • Robin Williams is the Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy and Emmy award-winning actor and comedian.

"We are confident that our 2012 honorary board will make a significant positive impact in the lives of San Francisco's homeless animals," said co-president Jason Walthall. "We are very excited to have these distinguished individuals helping the SF SPCA work toward our goals in 2012."

About the San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is a community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions.

Support the San Francisco SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of the state-of-the-art SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. SF SPCA has San Francisco volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, provide foster care, help with the Community Cats Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.

For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit

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