Press Releases

Dogs from South Korean Dog Meat Farm Now Safe in California

Thursday, March 19th, 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 12th, 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.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend with the San Francisco SPCA at the Fourth Annual Be Mine Adopt-a-thon

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Cocktails, catwalks and tattoos... this is a party you don't want to miss! SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. January 22, 2015 - The San Francisco SPCA invites you to the Fourth Annual Be Mine Cocktail Party and Adopt-a-thon. The weekend kicks off with cocktails 5pm - 9pm on Friday, February 6th, at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus (201 Alabama Street). Enjoy a hosted cocktail bar and delicious vegan and vegetarian bites while meeting all of SF SPCA’s adoptable animals. Adoption fees will be waived this evening and throughout the weekend!

Spend Halloween Weekend at the San Francisco SPCA's "There's No Place Like Home" Celebration

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Attend the Thursday night cocktail party and meet Insta-Celebrity @TunaMeltsMyHeart! SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., October 16, 2014 – Tricks and treats will be bountiful at the San Francisco SPCA’s Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween celebration, October 30th - November 2nd. The Adopt-A-Thon weekend kicks off with a cocktail party on Thursday night at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus.

Pets Unlimited Veterinary Hospital is Now the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The new name reflects the March 1st merger of the SF SPCA and Pets Unlimited

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. –Today, the San Francisco SPCA announced the renaming of the Pets Unlimited Veterinary Hospital to the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital. As a result, the organization’s two veterinary hospitals will both fall under the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital name.

The San Francisco SPCA Teams Up with Bows ‘N Ties to Help Homeless Animals

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Bows ‘N Ties' limited edition line of accessories, featuring colorful doggie prints, will help raise funds for the SF SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is embarking on a joint venture with Bows ‘N Ties, a San Francisco-based design house specializing in men’s accessories. Their upcoming campaign, aptly named Dogs ‘N Ties, marries fashion and philanthropy to raise funds for homeless animals.

San Francisco SPCA Warns of Escalator-Related Paw Injuries

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Pet guardians are advised to keep animals off of escalators or purchase booties

The San Francisco SPCA is advising pet guardians to take precautions to prevent their animals from being injured on escalators. The two SF SPCA hospitals, in the Mission and Pacific Heights, regularly receive emergency visits for escalator-related injuries. Dogs' paws can get caught between the moving escalator steps, leading to severe wounds.

July Heats Up with Summer Safety Tips from the San Francisco SPCA

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Keeping your pet safe is an important part of having fun this Fourth of July!

As the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaches, it brings with it hotter temperatures and exciting festivities for the whole family, including our furry friends. While getting some sun and setting off fireworks is a great way to celebrate, the San Francisco SPCA encourages you to keep the following summertime safety precautions in mind.

Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the San Francisco SPCA Adoption Center

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

"Last year we completed more than 5,000 adoptions, the most in the SF SPCA's 145 year history," said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA co-president. "Unfortunately that was the maximum capacity of our old shelter, so to continue to grow we needed to renovate. In our new shelter we'll be able to adopt out 20% more animals each year, saving 10,000+ lives over the next decade!"

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