Critter Lovers At Work


An all-volunteer group founded by Jill Kramer in 1987, Critter Lovers At Work (CLAW) promotes public awareness of and community support for the San Francisco SPCA. CLAW plans and produces special events that benefit the SF SPCA’s Cinderella Fund. CLAW has donated more than $1.3M to the fund. 

CLAW’s first events were the Holiday Windows at Gump’s in 1987 and The Great SF SPCA Cat and Dog Fair the same year. Through a diverse selection of activities and venues, these events attracted broad community participation and educated the public on the important roles pets play in our lives.

This tradition has continued with events such as the Bare Bones Bash, Animal Wing Ding, Hats Off Luncheon and our signature event, the Bark & Whine Ball.  (Bark & Whine Ball 2014 Information)

For additional information and to donate, please visit Please send donations to CLAW:

CLAW (Critter Lovers at Work)

P.O. Box 58

San Francisco, CA 94104

The Cinderella Fund

The SF SPCA’s Cinderella Fund transforms the lives of the neediest animals that arrive at the shelter—those who are not only homeless but also sick or injured. Thanks to the Cinderella Fund hundreds of animals each year receive an extra measure of care and treatment from our skilled veterinarian staff. Once restored to health, socialized and properly groomed, these “Cinderella” animals can be placed in loving homes.

CLAW Board of Directors


Jill Kramer


Judy Ranzer

Vice President

Terri Mino


Denise Zanse


Ann Ford

2014 Bark & Whine Co-Chairs

Susan Atherton

Nancy Trogman