The numbers have been crunched, and in 2015 the live release rate for the entire city of San Francisco reached 93 percent! That's the highest for any major American city! 2015 saw a decrease in citywide intake of both cats and dogs. As one of the most progressively humane cities in the world, we continue to pave the way for other areas to achieve similar lifesaving results.
For the San Francisco SPCA, our 2014-2015 fiscal year was exciting (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015). We celebrated more adoptions, more foster pets, more children in our Humane Education programs, more free vaccines given to pets in underserved areas of the city... more of almost everything compared with the previous fiscal year.
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.
$4.06M in charitable care for owned and homeless animals
.0009 citywide euthanasia rate per capita for cats and dogs. The lowest rate of any major city in the U.S.
4,919 adoptions. 3,106 cats. 1,813 dogs.
1,592 animals fostered
Animal assisted therapy
91,222 people visited by therapy animals
7,280 kids participated in Humane Education programs
1,024 feral and free-roaming cats spayed/neutered
11,066 surgeries performed
Community Cares Mobile Vaccine Clinics
1,466 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 2015 Asilomar Accords Annual Animal Statistics Report and our SF SPCA-SFACC Partnership Report. Questions or requests for clarification may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SF SPCA 2015 Annual Animal Statistics (37.9 KB, Adobe PDF)
- 2015 SF SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (117.4 KB, Adobe PDF)
The collection and publication of this data is sponsored by Maddie's Fund®. Learn more at www.maddiesfund.org. #ThanksToMaddie
For more general information and statistics that illustrate the results of our programs, please download our most recent annual report (1.5 MB, Adobe PDF).