The numbers have been crunched, and in 2016 the live release rate for the entire city of San Francisco reached 93 percent! That's the highest for any major American city! 2016 saw a decrease in citywide intake of both cats and dogs. As one of the most progressively humane cities in the world, we continue to pave the way for other areas to achieve similar lifesaving results.
For the San Francisco SPCA, our 2015-2016 fiscal year was exciting (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016). We celebrated more adoptions, more foster pets, more children in our Humane Education programs, more free vaccines given to pets in underserved areas of the city... more of almost everything compared with the previous fiscal year.
We receive no government funding, so it’s thanks to you that we can make an extraordinary difference in the lives of animals in San Francisco and beyond.
$4.58M in charitable care for owned and homeless animals; a 13% increase from last year and a new record for the SF SPCA.
93% citywide live release rate in calendar year 2015: a new record for San Francisco and the highest rate of any major city in the U.S.
5,141 adoptions; a 5% increase from last year and a new record for the SF SPCA.
1,761 animals fostered; an 11% increase from last year and a new record for the SF SPCA.
Animal assisted therapy
108,322 people visited by therapy animals; a 19% increase from last year and a new record for the SF SPCA.
7,865 children participated in Humane Education programs; a 8% increase from last year a new record for the SF SPCA.
1,504 feral and free-roaming cats spayed/neutered; a 47% increase from last year a new record for the SF SPCA.
9,012 surgeries performed
Community Cares Mobile Vaccine Clinics
2,840 animals in low income communities received free care: a 23% increase from last year a new record for the SF SPCA.
Asilomar Accords and Partnership Reports
In order to accurately track each animal and our progress, the SF SPCA utilizes the Asilomar Accords, a nationally recognized system that categorizes the medical and behavioral conditions of shelter animals. The Accords enable us to determine our Live Release Rate, indentify where we can improve, and determine how our resources are utilized. We invite you to review and celebrate our 2015 Asilomar Accords Annual Animal Statistics Report and our SF SPCA-SFACC Partnership Report. Questions or requests for clarification may be emailed to email@example.com.
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For more general information and statistics that illustrate the results of our programs, please download our most recent annual report.