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.
Hot on the heels of a hugely successful Feral Fix weekend in March, the San Francisco SPCA is gearing up for another team effort to get out in front of the inevitable approach of Kitten Season.
San Francisco SPCA to Offer Free Spay/Neuter Procedures for All Pit Bulls during Entire Month of March
After performing more than 550 free spay and neuter surgeries for San Francisco’s cats and dogs in February, the San Francisco SPCA has declared March “Pit Fix Month” and will offer free spay/neuter procedures for the city’s pit bull and pit mix population. San Francisco residents can schedule appointments on a first-come, first-served basis with the SF SPCA’s Spay/Neuter Clinic.
The San Francisco SPCA is offering the public two ways to get expert answers to their pet questions: through a weekly feature on 7x7.com 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 7x7.com and responds to questions on Twitter @sfspca from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Pacific Time on Fridays.