Press Releases

San Francisco SPCA Launches Prong Collar Educational Campaign: What’s Wrong with the Prong?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

San Francisco SPCA Launches Prong Collar Educational Campaign: What’s Wrong with the Prong?

Prong collars cause injuries and behavioral problems, but many safe and effective training alternatives exist

June 21, 2016 – The San Francisco SPCA has launched a campaign to educate the public about the harm caused by prong collars. Prong collars are designed to inflict pain and discomfort and can cause serious physical, behavioral, and emotional damage.

Join the San Francisco SPCA for a Mane of Thrones Adoptathon Weekend

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Join the San Francisco SPCA for a Mane of Thrones Adoptathon Weekend

The SF SPCA is partnering with six shelters and rescues for FREE adoptions, carnival games, and more during the weekend of May 21 - 22

 

May 3, 2016 – The San Francisco SPCA is teaming up with six shelters and rescues for the best adoptathon weekend yet!

San Francisco SPCA’s Sister Shelter Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

More lives were saved at Stockton Animal Services in 2015 than ever before!

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., January 20, 2016 - Last year was the best yet for the San Francisco SPCA’s Sister Shelter, Stockton Animal Shelter (SAS). Adoption numbers were higher than ever before, major improvements were made to the shelter itself, and SAS’ services continued to grow and expand. In November 2012, the SF SPCA began offering assistance to SAS with the intention of improving shelter conditions and saving as many lives as possible.

The San Francisco SPCA and Macy's Partner for 29th Annual Holiday Windows

Monday, November 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., November 2, 2015 – Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy's for the 29th annual Holiday Windows event. The window displays feature adorable – and adoptable – cats and dogs who need loving homes. This tradition is one of the most beloved symbols of the holiday spirit in San Francisco.

Dogs from South Korean Dog Meat Farm Now Safe in California

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Humane Society International rescued dogs and shut down farm; partners with Northern California shelters to find dogs loving homes

Fifty seven dogs and puppies have been rescued from a dog meat farm by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation in South Korea. The dogs are now on their way to new lives in Northern California. The dogs range from beagles, poodles, and Korean Jindos to large Tosas and have spent their entire lives in small, filthy, crowded cages exposed to all weathers on the farm, waiting to be killed for their meat.

San Francisco SPCA Animals Benefit from Maddie's Fund Treatable Assistance Program

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Today the San Francisco SPCA announced that 710 homeless animals had received assistance last year thanks to the Maddie's Fund Treatable Assistance Program (TAP). The TAP is a pilot program that helps northern California shelters find homes for senior animals, or those with treatable medical conditions, who were transferred from animal control shelters. The TAP provides a stipend when those animals are adopted, and in 2014 the SF SPCA received $525,000.

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