Due to budget issues, the San Francisco Department of Animal Care and Control is cutting their hours of operations. In response, San Francisco SPCA will offer additional services to the public starting Monday, because "we have the capacity to help" according to Dr. Scarlett, co-president of the SF SPCA.
When the news of SF ACC reducing their hours, and the SF SPCA's response, it was a reminder of what I love most about this city - people doing the right thing. You don't have to look very far to see people stepping up and doing the right thing, because it's the right thing to do. Life isn't perfect here but simple acts and decisions like this one sure can make you feel like it is.
Here is the official announcement:
The San Francisco SPCA announced that it will be providing expanded services to the public in response to the reduction in San Francisco Animal Care and Control’s hours of operation. Starting August 5:
· The SF SPCA Adoption Center, located at 250 Florida Street, will be open on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This means the adoption center will now be open 7 days a week.
· There will be more appointments available at the SF SPCA for San Francisco residents to surrender their cat or dog on Sundays and Mondays. The public can surrender cats and dogs directly to the SF SPCA 7 days a week with an appointment.
· Feral and free-roaming cats from San Francisco can be brought to 201 Alabama Street 7 days a week for free spay/neuter, vaccination, and return-to-colony.
· The SF SPCA continues to accept surrenders of puppies and kittens 7 days a week without an appointment.
San Francisco Animal Care and Control, which is just across the street from the SF SPCA, recently announced that they would be closed Sundays and Mondays due to budgetary considerations.
“We wanted to make sure that the city’s animals and residents continue to be well-served,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, co-president of the SF SPCA. “We have the capacity to help out, and that’s why we are offering additional services so that animals move through the shelter quickly and into a loving home.”
More information about expanded services can be found at sfspca.org/expanded.