Press Releases

SF SPCA Closed Independence Day

Monday, June 28, 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

SF SPCA Closed Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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

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

Crime Lab Cats On the Road to Rescue with the San Francisco SPCA

Friday, April 9, 2010
On April 7, the San Francisco SPCA warmly welcomed four cats captured during the week of March 29 at the San Francisco police crime lab in Hunters Point. The SFSPCA took in a kitten, which has been named Yoda, and three adult cats, a male and two females. Upon receiving the cats through the SFSPCA’s Feral Fix program, they were provided veterinary care that included sterilization and a Feline Leukemia Test. All four cats will be hosted in foster care during their recovery.

SFSPCA Statement on Topical Flea and Tick Products

Thursday, March 18, 2010
The EPA announced on 03/17/2010 that they will be taking a “series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products.” The topical flea and tick products that the SFSPCA Veterinary Hospital dispenses through our pharmacy are chosen to be the very safest and most effective available. Adverse reactions to flea and tick products seen at our Veterinary Hospital are most often associated with products purchased across-the-counter from non-veterinary sources. The San Francisco SPCA recommends that any flea and tick prevention product used on your companion animal be obtained either from your veterinarian or be based on the individual advice of the veterinarian who knows your pet. Preventing fleas is important and following the recommendations of your veterinarian is best for the health of your animals.

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.