The numbers have been crunched, and in 2013 the live release rate for the entire city of San Francisco increased from 87 percent to 91 percent! 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.
$5.2m in charitable care for owned and homeless animals
.09 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.
4,336 adoptions. 2,512 cats. 1,625 dogs.
More than 1,300 animals fostered
Animal assisted therapy
81,253 people visited by therapy animals
6,820 kids participated in Humane Education programs, a 50% increase over last year
1,499 feral and free-roaming cats spayed-neutered
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 2013 Asilomar Accords Report and our SF SPCA-SFACC Partnership Report. Questions or requests for clarification may be emailed to email@example.com.
- SF SPCA 2013 Annual Animal Statistics (12 KB, Adobe PDF)
- 2013 SF SPCA & ACC Partnership Report (10 KB, Adobe PDF)
For more general information and statistics that illustrate the results of our programs, please download our most recent annual report (3.18 MB, Adobe PDF).