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. This is the first of its kind in the country, and having so many rescue organizations in one area makes it easy for adopters to find their perfect match.
Everyone - and their furry companions - is invited to join the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 31. After the ceremony, help us inaugurate Rescue Row by participating in a red carpet pet parade! Dress up your pet in the most fun and creative outfit you can find and come join the festivities.
The Rescue Row ribbon cutting will also be our official kickoff for Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days, May 31 - June 1. Adoption fees will be waived for all animals, all weekend! More than 100 Bay Area shelters will participate, including all four Rescue Row organizations, and the goal is to find homes for more than 10,000 animals in two days. In addition to the Rescue Row shelters, Grateful Dogs Rescue, Save a Bunny, MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue, California Chins, Wonder Dog Rescue, Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, Bay Area Rats, Loup Garou Rescue, and the Animal Care & Adoption Network will also have booths on Rescue Row to showcase their adoptable animals during the Maddie's Pet Adoption Days weekend.
On Saturday there will also be a delicious vegetarian BBQ, beer garden, and music on Rescue Row from 10 am to 6 pm.
"When people think of pet adoption in San Francisco, we want Rescue Row to be the first destination that comes to mind," said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA Co-President. "There are hundreds of animals to choose from at the four Rescue Row organizations; if you want to adopt a pet, there's no better place!"
Sherri Franklin, Executive Director and Founder of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue added, "We are so glad to be a part of Rescue Row with our other animal adoption partners. We think it's going to be a win-win for all of the dogs, cats, birds and more that are hoping to find forever homes on Rescue Row!"
When asked about being part of Rescue Row, Angela Padilla, Founder of Northern California Family Dog Rescue said, "Being a part of Rescue Row means more people will opt to adopt and our hope is that more Family Dogs and other Rescue Row pets find new homes this year!"
"The adoptable animals on Rescue Row aren’t second-hand pets, they just need a second chance," added San Francisco Department of Animal Care & Control Director Rebecca Katz. "We hope all San Francisco residents will think adoption when considering adding to their families."
For more details on the grand reopening, visit rescuerow.org