SF SPCA Encourages Public to Speak Out at GGNRA Meeting

Co-President Scarlett to Advocate for Off-Leash Recreation

San Francisco, Calif., Mar 7 2011: As a member of the Eco-Dog coalition, the SF SPCA will advocate for on- and off-leash recreation in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) at an open house style meeting on Monday, March 7, 2011. The meeting, the third of four conducted in the Bay Area, offers the public a chance to respond to the draft Dog Management Plan presented by the National Park Service in January.

That draft plan recommends banning or curtailing both on- and off-leash access to such areas as Fort Funston, Baker Beach, Crissy Field, the Marin Headlands, and many other parts of the GGNRA that currently allow limited or unfettered access to dogs and their guardians.

The SF SPCA encourages all responsible dog guardians who like to experience nature with their canine companions to attend the meeting and offer environmentally-sound alternatives to the Park Service's proposals.

Meeting Details:
Fort Mason Center
Building A
Marina Boulevard at Buchanan
San Francisco, CA 94123
Monday, March 7
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

About Eco-Dog is a website dedicated to protecting natural resources and preserving on- and off-leash dog walking in the San Francisco Bay Area. The site provides pet-owners with information and resources about on- and off-leash dog-walking in public open spaces and advocates for responsible dog guardianship to preserve the Bay Area’s natural landscape.

Read more about Eco-Dog, or visit the Eco-Dog website.

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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