Fashion becomes funds for felines

Thousands of hurt and sick animals come through the San Francisco SPCA’s doors each year needing extra medical care.

The City’s branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sees roughly 3,700 animals each year, and caring for them takes $500,000 annually, according to President Jan McHugh-Smith.

Much of that money pays to neuter, feed and shelter animals. However, about 20 percent of the animals come in with serious ailments or injuries that need a veterinarian’s attention.

“We recently had a cat that came in with its collar wrapped around its leg, and the collar had cut into the flesh,” McHugh-Smith said.

The Cinderella Fund, created from private donations, helps pay for these animals’ medical costs.

CLAW organizes two major events each year, including the Hats Off Luncheon and Fashion Show, which takes place Wednesday at the Prescott Hotel. Last year’s luncheon raised $35,000 for injured and sick animals, according to organizer Judy Ranzer.

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