"By renaming the Pacific Heights hospital we'll bring our two hospitals closer together, free up additional resources for animal care, and eliminate any public confusion."
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014
Today, the San Francisco SPCA announced the renaming of the Pets Unlimited Veterinary Hospital to the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital. As a result, the organization’s two veterinary hospitals will both fall under the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital name.
"We are excited to announce another milestone in the successful merger between the SF SPCA and Pets Unlimited, which will support and align the operations at our Mission and Pacific Heights veterinary hospitals" said Jason Walthall, SF SPCA co-president. "By renaming the Pacific Heights hospital we'll bring our two hospitals closer together, free up additional resources for animal care, and eliminate any public confusion."
Despite the name change, there will be no changes in operations at the hospitals. Clients and their pets will continue to receive great care from the same veterinarians and support staff at each campus location.
The adoption center at the SF SPCA's Pacific Heights campus was rebranded soon after the merger. Since the rebranding, there has been a 400% increase in the number of dogs adopted and an 800% increase in the number of cat adoptions. Hundreds of animals are now in loving homes as a direct result of this merger, and it's expected that the merger will lead to 1,000 extra adoptions each year.
To pay homage to its history, the Pets Unlimited name will still be used as a secondary way to refer to the hospital. The formal name will be the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital, Pacific Heights Campus at the Pets Unlimited Care Center. Name signage will also be placed throughout the Pacific Heights campus, and the SF SPCA will launch a special Pets Unlimited history page on its website.
To learn more, visit sfspca.org
The San Francisco SPCA
The San Francisco SPCA is an independent, community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions. The organization does not receive government funding and is not affiliated with any national organization.
Support the SF SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of our state-of-the-art veterinary hospitals. In addition to our campus in the Mission neighborhood, as a result of our recent merger with Pets Unlimited we now have a second campus in Pacific Heights.
The SF SPCA offers volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff, provide foster care, help with the Community Cats Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.
For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit sfspca.org.