Corporate Sponsors - Zynga
Adopt an SFSPCA pet – the Zynga way!
Through virtual transactions of real-world in-game currency in Zynga's highly popular virtual world game, YoVille, players can adopt specially branded SFSPCA shelter cats and dogs from the in-game shelter. YoVille is a free-to-play online virtual world game that is located on Facebook and MySpace. Users create custom characters and apartments, and can invite their real-world friends to play and interact with them in the YoVille universe.
Through the newly added Pet Shelter, players are able to adopt a bulldog or a cat wearing an SFSPCA vest, with YoCash, YoVille's real-world in-game currency. The sale of each virtual pet donates $2 to The SF/SPCA. Players receive an in-game philanthropy badge for adopting their SFSPCA companion animals and are able to take them to their YoVille home to care for them and play with them.
"Zynga builds games for social networks, and one focus for social networks is altruism and philanthropy," said Mark Pincus, CEO, Zynga. "We had been looking for ways to help users of Facebook and MySpace give back to society while interacting with their favorite social network game. In YoVille and the SFSPCA , we found the perfect match."