The numbers have been crunched, and in 2014 the live release rate for the entire city of San Francisco reached 91 percent for the second year in a row! No other major city has ever saved more than 90 percent of its homeless animals, and it's a goal that San Francisco has been working toward for many years. As one of the most progressively humane cities in the world, we're once again paving the way for other areas to achieve similar lifesaving results.

For the San Francisco SPCA, our 2013-2014 fiscal year was incredible (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014). We celebrated our 145th anniversary, remodeled our adoption center, and merged with Pets Unlimited, a like-minded animal welfare nonprofit in Pacific Heights.

We receive no government funding, so it’s thanks to you that we can make an extraordinary difference in the lives of animals in San Francisco and beyond.

Highlights

Veterinary Hospital

$4.8M in charitable care for owned and homeless animals

Animal Rescue

.0009 citywide euthanasia rate per capita for cats and dogs. The lowest rate of any major city in the U.S. and 16% lower than the previous year.

Adoptions

4,529 adoptions. 2,763 cats. 1,766 dogs.

Foster Program

More than 1,300 animals fostered

Animal assisted therapy

81,253 people visited by therapy animals

Humane Education

6,820 kids participated in Humane Education programs, a 50% increase over last year

Community cats

1,499 feral and free-roaming cats spayed/neutered

Spay/neuter

11,343 surgeries, highest volume ever recorded in San Francisco

3,611 procedures on owned or rescue-owned animals, 76% discounted or free

Community Cares Mobile Vaccine Clinics

1,933 free vaccines given

Asilomar Accords and Partnership Reports

In order to accurately track each animal and our progress, the SF SPCA utilizes the Asilomar Accords, a nationally recognized system that categorizes the medical and behavioral conditions of shelter animals. The Accords enable us to determine our Live Release Rate, indentify where we can improve, and determine how our resources are utilized. We invite you to review and celebrate our 2014 Asilomar Accords Annual Animal Statistics Report and our SF SPCA-SFACC Partnership Report. Questions or requests for clarification may be emailed to publicinformation@sfspca.org.

Previous Years

SF SPCA 2013 Annual Animal Statistics (12 KB, Adobe PDF) and 2013 SF SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (10 KB, Adobe PDF)

SF SPCA 2012 Annual Animal Statistics (26 KB, Adobe PDF) and 2012 SF SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (24 KB, Adobe PDF)

SF SPCA 2011 Annual Animal Statistics (28 KB, Adobe PDF) and 2011 SF SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (24 KB, Adobe PDF)

SF SPCA 2010 Annual Animal Statistics (12 KB, Adobe PDF) and 2010 SF SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (10 KB, Adobe PDF)

SF SPCA 2009 Annual Animal Statistics (11 KB, Adobe PDF) and 2009 SF SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (11 KB, Adobe PDF)

SF SPCA 2008 Annual Animal Statistics (11 KB, Adobe PDF) and 2008 SF/SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (10 KB, Adobe PDF)

SF SPCA 2007 Annual Animal Statistics (35 KB, Adobe PDF) and 2007 SF SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (13 KB, Adobe PDF)

 

For more general information and statistics that illustrate the results of our programs, please download our most recent annual report (3.91 MB, Adobe PDF).