Press Releases

San Francisco SPCA “Ask a Vet” Provides Weekly Expert Pet Advice on and Twitter

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The San Francisco SPCA is offering the public two ways to get expert answers to their pet questions: through a weekly feature on and open Twitter sessions on Fridays afternoons. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, DVM and co-president of the SF SPCA, answers at least one question every Wednesday on and responds to questions on Twitter @sfspca from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Pacific Time on Fridays.

San Francisco Pet-Friendly Hotel Monaco Partners with SPCA to Host Valentine’s “Smooches With Pooches” Fundraiser

Saturday, February 12th, 2011
The Hotel Monaco and the San Francisco SPCA are sponsoring a Valentine’s doggie kissing booth fundraiser this Monday from 4 to 6pm. Guests and local pet lovers will receive a photograph of themselves kissing one of the Hotel Monaco dogs: Oliver or Lucy. The event will be held in the living room at the Hotel Monaco located at 501 Geary Street in San Francisco.

San Francisco SPCA Announces Four-Legged Leadership

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The San Francisco SPCA Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Jason Walthall and Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, DVM, as permanent co-presidents. Walthall and Scarlett have served as the organization’s interim co-presidents since May 2010; their formal appointment by the board is effective immediately.

The San Francisco SPCA and Macy's Team Up for 24th Annual Macy's Holiday Windows Pet Adoption Campaign

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The San Francisco SPCA is teaming up with Macy’s for the 24th annual Macy’s Holiday Windows featuring adoptable animals from the SF SPCA. The Windows will be unveiled on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 and last through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Shoppers and pet-lovers alike are encouraged to visit and adopt some of San Francisco’s cutest cats and dogs from the Windows located at Stockton and O’Farrell streets in Union Square. The SF SPCA has a goal of 320 adoptions by Jan. 2, 2011.

San Francisco SPCA Offering Reward for Missing Kitten

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

G-Star, stolen kittenG-Star, a 2-month old kitten has been reported missing from the San Francisco SPCA’s adoption facility. We are very concerned for G-Star’s well being and are eager to have him back at the SFSPCA. The SFSPCA is offering a $500 reward for his safe return and we will not ask questions or press charges against anyone who comes forward with information; we simply want him back in our care.

SF SPCA Closed Independence Day

Monday, June 28th, 2010

In observance of Independence Day, the SFSPCA’s Adoption Center and Veterinary Hospital will be closed July 4.

All hospital emergencies may be referred to San Francisco Veterinary Specialists located at 600 Alabama (at 18th Street) Phone Number:  415.401.9200