|Number of Staff:||150|
|Description of Services:|
The San Francisco SPCA offers a wide range of services to the people and animals in its community and beyond:
- Shelter, care, and adoption for homeless dogs and cats
- Medical care for shelter animals
- Veterinary services
- Spay/neuter surgery for shelter animals, community clients, and feral cats
- Humane education (including classroom visits, summer camps, and high school volunteer opportunities)
- Foster care for underage/underweight homeless cats and dogs
- Fospice care for ill/elderly cats and dogs
- Animal Assisted Therapy for special needs youth and adults
- Free mobile vaccination clinics
- Care for dogs and cats whose owners predecease them
- Pet loss support groups
- Re-homing for pets returned to the SF SPCA
Founded on April 18, 1868, the San Francisco SPCA was the nation's fourth humane society and the first west of the Mississippi. It has since become a national leader in saving homeless cats and dogs.
On a spring day in 1868 San Francisco banker James Sloan Hutchinson saw two men dragging a terrified hog along the rough cobblestone street. Appalled, he stepped in to stop the cruelty and rescue the hog. The incident crystallized Hutchinson's concern over widespread animal abuse, and he soon rallied 15 like-minded citizens to found the San Francisco SPCA.
Throughout the 20th century, the SF SPCA introduced pioneering programs and services that continue today and have inspired other organizations to replicate their progress.
|Accomplishments & Progress:|
At the SF SPCA we look at every changed life as a measure of our success: the injured homeless animal who pulls through surgery, the orphaned kitten who gains a pound, the joyous family walking out the door with their new lifelong companion. We know our work and the collaboration of our staff, volunteers, donors and adoptors results in positive change every day. When combined, these incremental changes and individual efforts make the SF SPCA a leader in animal welfare.|
The SF SPCA has found homes for over 4,000 dogs and cats in each of the past three years. In 2010, the specific number of adoptions was 4,246. In 2011 we are on track to perform about 9,000 spay/neuter surgeries to help end pet overpopulation in our community.
|Financial Information Verified|
|Program Services Expenses:||$15,202,308
(84% of total)
(81% of total)
(81% of total)
|Management & General Expenses:||$1,180,120
(7% of total)
(10% of total)
(14% of total)
(9% of total)
(9% of total)
(5% of total)
Additional Background Information:
For most animals, the moment an animal enters a shelter, society has already failed it by not making the decision to spay/neuter, seek training or provide medical care. But what if shelters were really a safe haven for those that really needed sheltering after a house fire or death of a guardianand not a repository due to overpopulation or neglect? What if every guardian had access to affordable spay/neuter, training, and support? What if most children received the chance to bond with and understand animals early in their lives? What if there was enough pet-friendly housing so that those most in need of company could have the joy of companionship? What if we can make a positive shift in how we view our personal responsibility and each one of us can make a difference? We can realize this future soon.
Please join our team of committed and compassionate staff, donors and volunteers on the journey to end animal abandonment in San Francisco. Together, we can achieve this ambitious goal. Local Partners: San Francisco Animal Care & Control
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M.
Co-President Phone: 415-554-3045
Volunteer Services Manager
|Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:|
Jennifer Chung, Chair
Belinda Levensohn, Co-Vice Chair
Derek L. Dean, Co-Vice Chair
Daniel Levitt, M.D., Ph.D., Treasurer
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M., Co-President
Jason Walthall, Co-President
Catherine B. Brown
Craig A. Pinedo
J. Peter Read
Eric B. Roberts
San Francisco SPCA
2500 16th Street
San Francisco , CA 94103-4213
As spring and summer roll in, our need for foster homes more than doubles. Each day, we are met with new underage kittens in need of a safe place to be fed, cared for and socialized until they are old enough to enter the adoption program. Each year a...more
The mission of the San Francisco SPCA is to save and protect animals, to provide care and treatment, to advocate for their welfare and to enhance the human-animal bond.