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150 Years of the San Francisco SPCA

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Guest speakers: Sarah Gerrish and Andra Young

Meeting location: Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California (at Webster)


The San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been here for animals and their people for 150 years. Since its founding in 1868, the SFSPCA has initiated innovative programs and services such as the first cageless adoption center, the No-Kill movement, humane education for SF youth, free and low-cost spay and neuter, foster care, animal assisted therapy, behavior and training classes, and the Sido program for pets who outlive their guardians.

Sarah Gerrish, SFSPCA staffer and 150th Historical Committee chair, and SFHA member Andra Young, SFSPCA cat volunteer and 150th Historical Committee member, will present an illustrated history of the first 150 years of the San Francisco SPCA.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a historical book sale; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. There is a $10 admission for nonmembers. Paid parking at CPMC on Webster, one block away, plus a limited amount of street parking. Muni: 1, 2, 3, 10, 22, 24.

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