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A Trusted and Caring Village

Susan TuohyWhen facing a terminal illness or incapacity of a dear friend or family member who has a beloved furry, four-legged pet, it’s important that someone “goes to bat” for the pet. Susan Tuohy stepped up to help when her dear friend was hospitalized with a terminal illness. More »

A Deep Commitment to Animal Welfare

Heather and Renee As life stories often go, Renee Pittin's journey has been full of travels, twists, and turns, but her dedication to animals has never wavered.  More »

Tom Sisters’ Lasting Gift

TobySisters Beatrice and Peggy Tom shared a lifelong love of animals, as well as a love for the city ofSan Francisco. These passions were reflected in their careers, hobbies and the way they continually opened their home to animals in need. More »

Love for Feline Duos Leads to Generous Gift

JudithThe first Christmas after their marriage, Michael asked Lucile what she wanted for a present. Lucile answered right away with "a kitty!" Thus John Gault joined the Rosens, and shortly thereafter a companion for John arrived-Lucas Beauchamp. More »

Baxter, the Canine Calling Card

LucasEvery day is "Take Your Dog to Work" day with Tom Lucas! As a Clinical Social Worker, Tom visits older people in their homes and often takes his canine companion with him. Rosie was his first companion dog to assist him with establishing a trusting relationship with clients.  More »

Raike Gains New Lease on Life, Gives Back in Return

RaikeDuring the mid-1980s Jennifer Raike suffered from some health issues and chronic back pain. To get her mind off these issues, she decided to start volunteering with the San Francisco SPCA, which turned out to be a wonderful solution.  More »

After Finding Hope Amidst Grief, Addie Finseth Gives Back

BellaAddie Finseth's mother was big-hearted and lived by the tenet "to give and to serve." A pediatrician, Dr. Patricia E. Dunklee, set up the first-ever hospital for the poor in Mexico.  More »

Legacy Society Member Opens Her Heart

BaxterMichaele McElmell has loved cats since she was a little girl, dressing up her kitty, Elizabeth, in doll clothes and parading her about in a doll buggy.  More »

Community Cats Inspire Legacy Gift

TrudeTrude Winter loved cats—so extraordinarily so that she named the San Francisco SPCA as the sole beneficiary of her estate. Although Trude passed away two years ago, her enduring commitment to animals continues through her generous bequest that safeguards the lives of homeless animals in our community.  More »

Peace of Mind From the Sido Program Inspires Generous Bequest

RoxieFrederick M. Beall was a longtime supporter of the San Francisco SPCA. He adopted Roxie, the love of his life, from San Francisco Animal Care and Control in 2003.  More »

A Helping Hand, a Sense of Humor, a Big Heart

CocoWe are very grateful to William G. Reith, whose generous bequest of more than $600,000 has enabled the SF SPCA to fulfill his wishes to save homeless animals.  More »

Legacy Gifts for the Love of Cats

MilkianWhile Ann and George Millikan consider themselves blessed to have adopted two special felines from the San Francisco SPCA, they are also leaving a legacy to care for animals that are waiting to find a happy home.  More »

Kitten Adoption Leads to Legacy Society Membership

Gourley"The best cat in the world came from the San Francisco SPCA," Helen Gourley declares. In 1975, when Helen noticed that her then-10-year-old daughter was showing signs of being afraid of animals, Helen came to the SF SPCA to find a kitten to join the family.  More »

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