In cooperation with local law enforcement, SFSPCA rescues horses from abusive situations – including cases of animal cruelty and abandonment – and provides them with safe shelter, proper nutrition and immediate medical care.
The horses SFSPCA rescues come from the worst conditions imaginable. Life saving measures are the first priority, involving extensive veterinary treatment, a careful refeeding program, and extraordinary efforts by staff and volunteers to restore abused horses’ health and trust.
When physically and mentally ready, SFSPCA’s rescued horses receive training/retraining by staff and in some cases, outside professionals, to give them the best possible chance at adoption.
SFSPCA’s goal is to adopt each horse into a forever home where its emotional, social, and medical needs
will be met and where it will be happy, safe, and loved for the rest of its life. An Adoption Committee oversees the comprehensive application process, and provides post-adoption support and monitoring.
SFSPCA is dedicated to educating the public and promoting the humane treatment of equines through its outreach, member and volunteer programs, as well as through its website and social media channels. Events and community appearances also help raise awareness.
The fight for horses doesn’t stop at the ranch. SFSPCA promotes the welfare of equines through local and national advocacy. Its Legal Task Force, comprised of top attorneys, works pro bono assisting the county and state attorneys in the prosecution of civil seizure and criminal cruelty cases.