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Appalachian New River Veterinary Associates

San Francisco SPCA

The mission of the San Francisco  SPCA is to save and protect animals, provide care and treatment, advocate for their welfare and enhance the human-animal bond.


As the fourth oldest humane society in the U.S. and the founders of the No-Kill movement, The San Francisco SPCA has always been at the forefront of animal welfare.  As a result of our efforts and partnerships with our community partners, San Francisco has the lowest euthanasia rate of any major city in the country.   

Progress does not stand still.  It has always been part of our DNA to forge through the next challenge, to never settle for the successes we’ve achieved.  There are more animals to help, more of the community to serve.  It in in this pursuit that we are embarking on the next era – Vision 2030 – which will positively impact the lives of 5 million animals in the next 10 years.  

Vision 2030

For over 150 years, the San Francisco SPCA has provided care and protection for animals in need. Our new vision is about creating a community where pets can live their best lives. Vision 2030 builds on the organization’s groundbreaking work to end animal abandonment in San Francisco.

Homeless animals represent only 4% of the nation’s cats and dogs. For many years, shelters were mainly about increasing the percentage of positive outcomes for the animals that came to us to be rehomed. As we celebrate our successes for these animals, we look around and ask, “Where else we can continue to have a positive impact?” Not just does that animal have a home, but also access to care and best welfare. How can we improve the quality of life for cats and dogs—and the people who love them?

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