Donate to the Sido Program
The Sido Program safeguards your pet's future health and happiness, should your pet outlive you. Many people don't have a trusted, willing friend or relative to appoint as guardian for their pet, and worry about the possible fate of a beloved companion.
Enrolling pets in the Sido Program assures that when you die, the SF SPCA will take responsibility for each pet, assuring exceptional care and attention (including any medical needs) while we work to place them in a loving home.
The program is named after Sido, a sweet mix-breed 10-year old dog, who came to the SF SPCA in 1980 after her owner died. The SF SPCA led the charge to save the life of Sido, who was condemned to die in her owner's will. The SF SPCA helped pass legislation specifically aimed at saving Sido's life and obtained a court ruling stating that it is illegal for a person to order a dog destroyed in a will. These were landmark decisions in the cause of animal rights in California.
In order to assure that all pets whose owners die have the same happy ending as Sido, the SF SPCA established the Sido Program. For more information about Sido Program enrollment or to update your pet's enrollment forms, please contact Sandy Irber, Planned Giving Manager, at 415.554.3027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Sido Program donation matters!
Your annual tax-deductible contribution supports the Sido Program in our Adoption Center and Shelter Medicine Department.