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.
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.
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.
The San Francisco Pride Parade is going to the dogs: among all the rainbows and leather, a contingency of pet lovers will be marching with animal companions who have a message for all the proud GLBT people who have room in their hearts and their homes: “Take me home tonight.” The San Francisco SPCA, together with Muttville, Animal Care and Control, Family Dog Rescues, and Saving Grace Rescue, are proud to march in the SF Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26th, 2011.
Family dogs are invited to be furry first mates on Sunday, June 12, when Hornblower Cruises & Events holds its annual Dog Day on the Bay cruise. The popular event is the one time each year that dogs cruise free with their owners, and this year’s cruise navigates new philanthropic waters by benefitting the San Francisco SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales Reading Program for the first time.
San Francisco SPCA to Offer Free Spay/Neuter Procedures for All Pit Bulls and Pit Mixes Indefinitely
The San Francisco SPCA today announced the hiring of Kanishka Agarwal as the organization’s vice president of hospital administration. In this role, Kanishka will oversee all aspects of the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital and Spay/Neuter Clinic. He will report directly to Co-Presidents Dr. Jennifer Scarlett and Jason Walthall. His hiring is effective immediately.
San Francisco SPCA Celebrates 30 Years of Animal Assisted Therapy Programs and Success of Puppy Dog Tales
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program, designed to improve the lives of those facing educational, physical or mental challenges by bringing humans and animals together. Since 1981, the AAT program has worked with hundreds of volunteer teams to engage more than 60,000 people annually, whether in classrooms through the Puppy Dog Tales (PDT) Reading Program or in hospitals and nursing homes with the General AAT Program. The program is currently the oldest operating within a larger animal welfare organization.
San Francisco SPCA Expands “Community Cares” Initiative to Bring Vital Animal Care to Local Neighborhoods
The San Francisco SPCA is proud to announce the continuation of its Community Cares Initiative, developed to enhance the availability of free and low-cost animal care to neighborhoods across San Francisco. The SF SPCA will be hosting 2011's first mobile vaccine clinic on March 26 at Bayview Park, providing free Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus (DHP) vaccines to dogs of local residents. Launched in 2010, last year's mobile vaccine clinics vaccinated more than 800 dogs and coordinated more than 150 free spay/neuter procedures for Bay Area pets in 2010.