Celebrating 150 Years San Francisco SPCA Honored on April 18th!!

The SF SPCA’s 150th anniversary is Wednesday, April 18! In honor, San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell has proclaimed April 18, 2018 ‘SF SPCA Day’ in San Francisco.

April 16, 2018 – The San Francisco SPCA is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and it is inviting the entire community to get involved. Thanks to San Francisco’s unwavering support, the lives of millions of animals have been changed for the better since the organization was founded in 1868. From introducing the first horse ambulance in 1884 to founding the No-Kill movement in 1994, San Francisco has always been at the forefront of animal welfare. To celebrate this special year, the SF SPCA has planned a full calendar of special events, from cocktail parties to historical exhibits to cat movie nights.

The SF SPCA was founded on April 18, 1868, when San Francisco banker James Sloan Hutchinson caught sight of two men dragging a terrified hog along the rough cobblestone street. Appalled, Hutchinson stepped in to stop the cruelty and rescued the hog. The incident crystallized Hutchinson's concern over widespread animal abuse, and he soon rallied 15 like-minded citizens to found the SF SPCA.

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In honor of the 150th anniversary, San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell has proclaimed April 18, 2018, as SF SPCA Day in San Francisco! The proclamation will be announced during a special 150th Anniversary Gala Celebration at City Hall on April 18.

“The SF SPCA’s slogan for its anniversary celebrations is ‘the animal organization for people,’ which speaks to our 150-year connection with the community of San Francisco,” explained Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA President. “Not only are we celebrating 150 years of advocating for animals, but we’re also celebrating the bond between people and the animals in their lives.”

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Ela!

Ela is just the sweetest sugar face and older dog you’ll ever meet. She’s the prettiest blend of chihuahua and terrier. This little lover girl would be the perfect roommate and walking companion. She loves long conversations and listening to music.

Look at her cute little expression here...what a adorable snuggle bug, and secret keeper.

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How cute is this little senior? Ela originally comes to us from the San Francisco county animal shelter.

Sadly, her owners had to surrender her due to issues with their landlord. Despite losing her home, Ela is adjusting very well and has already made herself comfortable here at Muttville.

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She enjoys hanging out with the other dogs, meeting new people, and going for walks. She’s a quiet and gentle girl who will fit right in to your family!

Ela is 8 years young and weighs 15 pounds.

Meet her at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and you’ll understand why senior dogs rule!

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Pittsburgh Hotel Offers Free Pet Adoption Services With Extended Stay

Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel, one of Pittsburgh’s most pet-friendly hotels, has announced a program to allow hotel guests to receive a free pet adoption after completing a five night stay at the property.

Starting on April 30th, National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, guests signed up for the program will receive a credit towards adoption from their local shelter, giving hope to animals in need and allowing guests to make a difference in their local community.

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Discover why senior dogs rule when you fall in love with Pacer!

How adorable is Pacer!? He’s the king of the tiniest little stretches! He also looks a little like Sally Field’s, Flying Nun character...

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This cutie pie was originally found as a stray in rough shape in Daly City. The Good Samaritan who found him tried for months to locate Pacer’s family with no luck, so he reached out to Muttville for help.

When we heard his story we knew we wanted to help sweet Pacer find a forever home to love him in his senior years. Since arriving, Pacer has shown himself to be just the sweetest pup. He loves to be held, taken for walks, fed snacks, and given any kind of attention.

While not needy, he would love a lap to sit in all day long! Pacer is great with dogs of all sizes and ready to find love once again!

Pacer is 13 years old and weighs 7 pounds.

Find him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco on Rescue Row!

Learn more about this sweetheart: ‪https://muttville.org/mutt/pacer-5443‬

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