Four-Legged Friends Top the A-List at 2012 Bark and Whine Ball to Benefit the San Francisco SPCA

Tickets are now available for the 16th Annual Bark & Whine Ball, San Francisco’s premier event for dog lovers and their furry companions. Presented by Critter Lovers at Work (CLAW), an all-volunteer support group of the San Francisco SPCA, the 2012 Bark & Whine Ball promises to be a spectacular evening filled with dancing, dining, and, of course, the city’s top dogs. The 2012 Bark & Whine Ball will take place Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion in San Francisco.

“Dress yourself and your furry friend in your finest and join us for a fairy tale evening,” invites Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, co-president of the SF SPCA. “Your contributions will help homeless animals in need of urgent and extraordinary medical care get the treatment they need.”

All members of the public are encouraged to attend with their well-behaved “best friends.” Last year’s Bark & Whine Ball drew more than 500 guests and 200 dogs, and this year the SF SPCA expects a record turnout. All proceeds from the Bark & Whine Ball benefit the SF SPCA’s Cinderella Fund, which helps pay for the medical needs of the most severely affected animals under the care of the SF SPCA.

CLAW was founded in 1987 to generate support for and raise awareness of the SF SPCA. CLAW produces a variety of fundraising events that benefit the Cinderella Fund and to date has raised over $1.1M for the Fund.

Tickets for Bark & Whine 2012 are now available online at the or by phone at 415-522-3535. General admission begins at $150 per person and $20 per dog.

For information about patron tickets, please call CLAW at 415-522-3535.

For corporate sponsorship opportunities, please call Jamie Holt at 415-522-3548.

Media interested in attending the 2012 Bark & Whine Ball should contact Krista Maloney at 415-522-3507.

About the San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is a 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.

Support the San Francisco SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of the state-of-the-art SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. SF SPCA has San Francisco volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, provide foster care, help with the Feral Cat Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.

For more information about San Francisco pet adoption and veterinary services, call the San Francisco SPCA at 415-912-1742 or visit

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