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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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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Do you have any kittens or puppies?

When I answer the telephone, sometimes I'm posed with the question: "Do you have any kittens or puppies?" Now, this has always struck me as a bit weird.

Is this person looking for either one? Puppies and kittens are quite different animals. Sure, both are babies, looking for lots of attention and care. But that's about where the similarities end!

Puppies require a lot more training, socialization with other animals, and need to be potty trained and walked twice a day.

Next time you call to ask about kittens or puppies, remember the huge lifelong commitment you have to have with either. It goes beyond the cute faces you see in pictures and TV -- they come with a lot of work, and expect to keep it up for 15-20 years!

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