Press Releases

Missing Dog Found

Sunday, March 7, 2010
The San Francisco SPCA is thrilled to announce that Cassidy, the puppy taken from Maddie’s Adoption Center on Wednesday, has been found.

Statement from the San Francisco SPCA

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
We learned that Cassidy, a puppy infected with giardia, was stolen from the San Francisco SPCA this evening. While under our care Cassidy has been receiving much-needed medicine and treatment, and we at the SF SPCA are deeply concerned about her health. We strongly urge those who took her to return her to the SF SPCA so that she can receive the care she needs. We will not press charges or ask questions; we simply want her returned. We are offering a $500 reward for her safe return.

Calling All Cats – The SF/SPCA Celebrates International Spay Day

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


The San Francisco SPCA will participate in Spay Day – an international day of action to promote the spaying and neutering of pets. On Spay Day, the SF/SPCA offers a discounted rate for spay and neuter surgery for only $20.10. In addition, they will provide microchipping and nail trim treatments free of charge to support pet health in the community.

Throughout the day, veterinarians from the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center will be available to discuss pet health tips.

Morris the Cat visits the SF/SPCA's Macy's Holiday Windows

Monday, December 21, 2009
Celebrity spokescat Morris, famous for his appearances in 9Lives® commercials, stopped by Macy's Union Square for a photo op this week. Among the delighted fans were two cats in the San Francisco SPCA's Holiday Windows display. This hilarious vignette chronicles the cats' attempt to capture the celebrity visit for posterity on their video camera.

SF/SPCA Holiday Hours

Friday, December 18, 2009
The San Francisco SPCA (all departments including Maddie’s Adoption Center, Leanne B. Roberts Hospital and Spay/Neuter Clinic) will be closed to the public on December 25th and January 1st.

San Francisco SPCA President Jan McHugh-Smith Announces Departure

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The San Francisco SPCA Board of Directors today announced that Jan McHugh-Smith will resign as president, effective upon completion of her contract in March 2010. Jan has decided to return to Colorado to be closer to her family and accepted a leadership position with a regional humane society.

Dog Trainer Academy Moves Outside SF/SPCA

Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Academy for Dog Trainers celebrates its 10-year anniversary thanks to the SF/SPCA’s support and investment. At this time, we would like to announce that on November 16, 2009, Jean Donaldson with Janis Bradley will begin working together to develop a new educational offering outside of the SF/SPCA. The SF/SPCA applauds Jean Donaldson and her team for the impact they have had on the lives of tens of thousands of animals across the U.S. and internationally over the last decade.