A Bay Area organization is holding a regional adopt-a-thon this weekend to match up pets and people.Maddie’s Fund, a nonprofit based in Pleasanton, hopes to connect 3,000 pets in local shelters with new homes. That number is 700 more pets than last year, and San Francisco is being added to the mix. Read More
The folks behind “Catlandia,” a video spoof, are hoping to make “San Francisco a better place” by trapping feral cats and getting them the care they need.
The two-person team spoofs the popular TV show “Portlandia.” The video was created by the San Francisco SPCA to bring more attention to the need to spay and neuter the population of roaming cats. Read More
James the puppy was returned to the SPCA after being reported stolen Tuesday. The organization said he appears happy and healthy. James was set to be taken home by his adopters Tuesday before disappearing. The dog was returned by a woman who said she bought him for $200 outside a Safeway on Mission Street. Read More
An 8-week-old puppy was stolen from a San Francisco animal shelter on Tuesday afternoon, just hours before he was scheduled to be adopted by a family, shelter officials said.“James,” a light-brown and white mixed-breed pooch, was taken around 3:45 p.m. from the San Francisco SPCA at 2500 16th St. Staff at the SPCA are worried for the dog’s well-being. The shelter has video footage of the people who took the puppy. Read More
Bark & Whine Ball: Dancing canines and humans were on board Wednesday at the Fort Mason Center for the 15th annual San Francisco SPCA gala benefit, hosted by Diane Dwyer of NBC Bay Area News. Proceeds benefit the Cinderella Fund, which provides assistance to the neediest dogs and cats that arrive at the shelter.
Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of the attendees. Read More
Jason Walthall, the interim co-president of the San Francisco SPCA, says the organization has again teamed with Macy’s to display adoptable dogs and cats in the store’s windows. The animals will be on display till Jan. 2.
How are the animals selected for the Macy’s display? We look for animals that will like the idea of being around a lot of people. Some animals are shy, but some animals absolutely love it. Read More
The co-president and associate director of veterinary services at the San Francisco SPCA, Jennifer Scarlett helps thousands of animals find homes every year.What does the SPCA do? We’re here to serve and protect animals in San Francisco. We have a shelter and adopt out about 4,000 dogs and cats every year. We also have a clinic for subsidized care and a full-service hospital. Read More
Teenagers interested in exploring a career in protecting animals and animal rescue can participate in a workshop Friday. The Peninsula Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host a humane officer program to teach teens the skills necessary for assisting animals and people, check out equipment used and hear about rescues. The event is being held at the PHS-SPCA office, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. A $15 donation is suggested. Read More
The vice president of the San Francisco SPCA has more than 20 years of animal-sheltering experience. She’s serving as regional spokeswoman for the Purina One mobile unit.
What is the Tour for Heroes? More than 63,000 pounds of Purina One dog and cat food — equaling 11,000 bags of food — will be given out to help pets in need. Each stop will feature adoptable dogs and cats from area shelters. Read More