Mission: Hopalong & second chance animal rescue's mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of cats and dogs through rescue and spay/neuter programs.
Programs: Hopalong is the largest foster-based animal rescue organization in the san francisco bay area for the third year in a row. Our shelter and vet relationships remain strong and a top priority for us. We continue to have the largest foster and volunteer networks of any group which is now exceeding 420 foster home and 580 volunteers for over 1,000 individuals. Our foster homes and volunteers are located in san francisco, the east bay and marin county. In 2017, hopalong increased our animal intake by 33% to 1,462 cats and dogs over the prior year. This is the largest increase in hopalong's history and we have more than doubled the number of animals served over the last 3 years. Our spay / neuter program treated 355 cats and dogs during 2017. (continued below)
in the second half of 2016, hopalong was the awarded the cat adoption center at pet food express rockridge. The center has 6 cat condos dedicated to hopalong with donated supplies. We adopted out 428 cats since its opening and hopalong's volunteer manager oversees a total of 84 active volunteers at this location. In 2017, hopalong continued its expansion and growth into marin county opening its first marin office during august 2017. We work with five vet practices in marin including 1 emergency care group and 2 specialists (eye and surgical). During 2017, we worked with 11 vet practices in the east bay: 6 vet offices; 2 emergency care groups and 3 specialists (eye, surgical, oncology) we received a large influx of animals from hurricane irma via miami and the florida keys when they were flown in and assisted by the golden state warriors. (continued below)
right on the heels, of irma came the northern california wildfires where staff responded by helping evacuate shelters in the fire zones and rehome numerous evacuated shelter animals. Hopalong health & intake trends in 2017: 1) there continues to be an increase number of owner surrenders in both cats and dogs as many more people moving in the bay area due to rising housing costs. 2) we experienced a 70% increase in pulling temp-failed dogs from alameda county this past year. 3) we continue to take a large number of special-needs/senior animals and more longer- term medical cases due to our foster program. 4) we receive transfers not only from shelters in 11 counties, but also from rescue groups where animals are in need of convalescing in foster care. 5) we have a total of 9 adoption sites in partner stores and 22 condos in the bay area. (continued at schedule o. )
I volunteered and donated to Hopalong for a number of years until I eventually adopted the foster dog I took in. The organization helps find homes for displaced animals and places them in the care of foster homes. It's a great cause run by capable and caring people.