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Welcome to Shelter Life at the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

A Bird's Eye View

Over the course of the last month, here are some of the things I have seen:
  • An Akita jump out of the back of his owner's truck, his leash forcing him to scramble alongside as the vehicle continued to move.
  • A client struggling to decide which of two very long term dogs she liked better and wanted to adopt.
  • A mother cat and her kittens literally thrown over our fence when we were closed.
  • That same Akita blossom into a happy gentle dog in our shelter and find a new home.
  • A four month old puppy already aggressive enough that I had to explain to the family coming in for classes why it would be unsafe to keep their dog.
  • Maddie, a herding dog who came into the SPCA unable to politely meet other dogs on leash, become one of our best play group dogs.
  • A senior poodle, her bladder so chronically infected that it had made bladder stones 2 cm wide. So many, in fact, that a vet referred to her as "the sandbag".
  • The same poodle having her stones removed, her infection treated, and regaining the spring in her step.
  • A dog abandoned outside of our property, his back legs mostly paralyzed.
  • A pug finding a new home in spite of his potentially chronic hairloss.
  • Row upon row of unwanted pets that we cannot transfer to our shelter.
  • The one that we could.

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