The San Francisco SPCA launched its Community Cares Program in 2011, in response to demonstrated need among animals and guardians in neighborhoods lacking access to veterinary care and associated resources. As a result, these areas see some of the city’s highest rates of pet surrender and preventable disease.
The Community Cares Program rallies dedicated volunteers and a small staff team to bring preventative services to people who need them most. The team runs monthly mobile vaccine clinics in both the Visitation Valley and Outer Mission neighborhoods. In addition to crucial vaccines, these clinics offer flea medication, nail trimming, and access to skilled veterinarians who can provide field assessments and recommend further treatment. Clients are also given access to free to deeply discounted spay/neuter services.
As we phase out the mobile clinic to Outer Mission at the end of 2019, we are encouraging clients to visit our Walk-in Wellness Clinic for preventative care services.