SPCA finds homes for record number of animals

February 7, 2011 1:03:23 PM PST
The East Bay SPCA placed a record number of adopted animals into Oakland and Tri-Valley area homes in 2010, according to the organization's executive director.

Even faced with tough economic conditions, the East Bay SPCA released 2,247 shelter animals to local households last year, amounting to 286 more adoptions than the previous year.

"We are grateful that we were able to play such an active role in our community in 2010 -- it was a challenging, but productive time," Executive Director Allison Lindquist said in a statement. "This was a year when all animal welfare organizations were stretched and needed to be more resourceful than ever in order to do right by our communities."

Lindquist said that the East Bay SPCA's record amount of adoptions were accompanied by receiving more than 44,000 hours of volunteer work and providing affordable veterinary services to more than 9,460 clients.

For more information about the East Bay SPCA, call (510) 569-0702 or visit the East Bay SPCA's website at www.eastbayspca.org.