Press Releases

The San Francisco SPCA Confirms Contagious and Often Fatal Parvovirus Infecting Dogs at Occupy SF

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The San Francisco SPCA has confirmed the presence of parvovirus in the Occupy SF camp. Parvo is a highly contagious and often fatal disease that mostly affects young dogs and puppies under the age of six months. A dog named "Hope" contracted the disease at Occupy SF and is currently receiving medical attention in the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center.

San Franciscans are Voting to Make the SF SPCA San Francisco's Favorite Charity sponsored by PG&E and 7x7

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The San Francisco SPCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals, has a shot at being awarded $10,000. Of the hundreds of non-profits in San Francisco, 7x7 readers nominated the San Francisco SPCA as one of the 49 contenders to win a $10,000 prize provided by PG&E. The SF SPCA is calling on all supporters of the SF SPCA to help them win the top spot by voting at http://www.7x7.com/san-franciscos-favorite-charities-vote-top-49.

SF SPCA to Hold Art Show Benefit

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The San Francisco SPCA is pleased to announce its first art exhibition/benefit at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center Gallery, entitled “Characters, Friends and Neighbors.” This new endeavor will get art on the walls of the beautiful facility, feature a diverse group of local artists, and most importantly support the SF SPCA’s mission. 25% of all art sales from the exhibitions will go directly to the SF SPCA.

SF SPCA Surpasses Goal of 9,000 Spay and Neuter Surgeries

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The San Francisco SPCA is proud to announce that they surpassed the goal of 9,000 spay and neuter surgeries on cats and dogs between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, the SF SPCA fiscal year. It was an ambitious goal and one which required the SF SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic to operate seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year, with at least one surgeon and six support staff members each day. Accomplishing this goal is part of their strategic plan to end overpopulation of animals in San Francisco.

P.L.A.Y. Auctions Celebrity Signature Pet Beds to Help Animals in Need

Monday, July 11th, 2011

At the recent MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge, P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You) presented celebrities with their award-winning line of pet beds and in return asked for help raising money for animals in need. Over 100 stars from today’s biggest TV shows (including Glee, True Blood, and The Office) and movies (Twilight, I Am Number Four and The Proposal) autographed one of two beds from P.L.A.Y.’s Artist Collection.

San Francisco SPCA Presents Seminar: “Estate Planning for You & Your Pet”

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Every day, millions of dogs and cats perk up their ears at the sound of their owners arriving at the door, and jump up to greet their humans with wagging tails and happy purrs. But what will they do if their owner doesn’t appear? The San Francisco SPCA knows the importance of planning in advance to provide for their animal’s care in case something should happen, and they will host a seminar, “Estate Planning for You & Your Pet” to teach pet owners how to plan their beloved pet’s future.

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