San Francisco SPCA Tattoo Auction Showdown

Tattoos in Progress!

Daniel gets tattooed
Daniel gets his new tattoo

Laura gets tattooed
Laura gets her new tattoo

Daniel Quagliozzi
Daniel Quagliozzi with friendDaniel Quagliozzi has a gift for dealing with problem cats. As the Adoption Promotion and Support associate for the San Francisco SPCA, he works with felines that have “needs that need to be addressed.” What does that mean? He makes cats ready to go home. Daniel and the team of behavior experts at the San Francisco SPCA have reduced the average length of time that cats stay at the shelter, opening space more quickly for new cats to come through for adoption. Last year, nearly 3,000 cats found new homes.

Laura Gretch
Laura Gretch with palLaura is the San Francisco SPCA Community Cares Manager. She and her team trap-neuter-return feral cats, run free vaccine clinics, offer transportation for animals for spay/neuter, offer underserved communities free training classes and so, so much more. Generally, Laura’s programs help the San Francisco SPCA move the needle toward our goal of ending animal abandonment by 2020. At last year’s Be Mine party, Laura got not one, but two tattoos: “Spaneuter”, which she and Jackson Galaxy both got, and the San Francisco SPCA logo. We guess she likes it around here.


In celebration of our 2nd Annual Be Mine Valentine’s weekend event, two of our resident cat-tat employees, Laura Gretch and Daniel Quagliozzi, put themselves up for bid to raise money for the San Francisco SPCA. Laura and Daniel’s numerous tattoos represent years worth of well thought out, carefully considered and meaningful artwork. Tonight, they donated what is necessarily generous remaining real estate, for the cause.

The winning bidder for each auction got to choose the next tattoo to grace Laura’s or Daniel’s bodies! DannyBoy Smith of Let It Bleed Tattoo Parlor in San Francisco was at the San Francisco SPCA during our Cats, Tats & Cocktails party on Friday, February 8th, 4:30-9:00pm. He and his crew tattooed guests for only $40 all evening, but the main event was fulfilling the eBay auctions.

The cocktail party kicks off a weekend of events and free adoptions for all animals at the San Francisco SPCA. View a full calendar of events and preview available animals. Joining the fun, rescue partners, San Francisco Animal Care and Control, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, and Northern California Family Dog Rescue, will also be offering free adoptions all weekend.