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
Internet celebrity Grumpy Cat will be this year's special guest at the unveiling event to promote Lifetime Original Movie “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever”
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!"
With four animal welfare organizations on one street, Rescue Row is the ideal place to find your new best friend
On Saturday, May 31, join four of San Francisco's premier animal welfare organizations to celebrate the unveiling of Rescue Row. The San Francisco SPCA, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, Northern California Family Dog Rescue, and San Francisco Animal Care and Control are all located on the same city block, on Alabama Street between 15th and 16th Streets. On May 6, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to officially recognize the street as Rescue Row.