This last weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to take a tour of the San Francisco SPCA facility, a beautiful complex that houses an amazing adoption facility for dogs and cats, as well as a brand new, state-of-the-art Animal Care Center.
It was so great to see so many dogs and cats being treated so well, whether they were waiting to be picked up by their new owners or still adoptable. At the time of our visit, the facility was taking care of 16 dogs and 41 cats. The pets are housed in spacious environments, so they have plenty of space to run around and play… a few of the rooms even had televisions in them, to keep the little guys company when a volunteer is not around. Cool!
Whenever I have the opportunity to visit a shelter or an pet adoption center, I am always blown away by the loving assistance that is provided by the volunteers. The SFSPCA is no exception. The facility relies on volunteers to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, participate in humane education, provide foster care for special needs animals, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.
I was impressed so much by the facility and the staff that I JUST NOW printed out their volunteer application and plan on filling it out and sending it in. I just GOTTA get back over there and lend a helping paw!
Have you toured your local adoption center or rescue facility? If you haven’t, give them a call and find out when you can stop by and say hi. You may soon find yourself printing out a volunteer application as well!
Special thanks to Suzanne Hollis for the great guided tour! You can see Suzanne’s Catster family here!