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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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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

She is all that.


The Tri Valley SPCA has the most amazing shelter cat. Her name is Sabra and I have only recently gotten to know her. She is petite, all black and apparently oblivious to the fact that dogs don't like cats. She goes up to them, rubs against them, plays with them, licks them. She does all this, if and only if, the dog is OK with it. (If you want a cat that not just likes dogs, but loves them, come check her out.)

She makes the perfect shelter cat since one of the main reasons for keeping a cat around in the shelter is for dog testing. We can use Sabra to get a sense of whether a dog will like cats or not. This really helps our adopters make good decisions about whether to adopt a particular dog or not. Some dogs are indifferent. Some think Sabra is a tasty treat. And some, like my sweet BADRAP foster dog Selkie, thinks she is all that.

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