Press Releases

SF SPCA to Hold Art Show Benefit

Thursday, August 4, 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 2, 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 11, 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 23, 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.

Take Me Home Tonight -- San Francisco SPCA Walks with Pride

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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.

SF SPCA Reading Program to Benefit from Hornblower’s “Dog Day on the Bay”

Thursday, May 12, 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 Welcomes New Vice President of Hospital Administration

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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.