Welcome to Critter Lovers at Work (CLAW)

CLAW (Critter Lovers At Work) was founded by Jill H. Kramer in 1987 with the mission to promote public awareness of and community support for the SF SPCA, and to have fun doing it. CLAW is an all-volunteer support group of SF SPCA.

CLAW plans and produces special events that benefit The Cinderella Fund at the SF SPCA. CLAW’s first events were the Holiday Windows at Gump’s in 1987 and The Great SF/SPCA Cat and Dog Fair that same year. The purpose of that event was to generate visibility and to attract broad community participation by offering a diverse selection of activities and educational venues, to educate the public on the important role of pets in contact with human beings, and to further emphasize human kindness to the pets who share our urban environment.

This tradition has continued with events such as the Bare Bones Bash, Animal Wing Ding, the Bark & Whine Ball, and Hats Off Luncheon. CLAW’s signature event is the Bark & Whine Ball. All are welcome to attend with their well behaved dogs.

18th Annual Bark & Whine Ball

A very heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who participated in the success of this year’s Bark & Whine Ball. We had a fantastic turnout, helping raise awareness and money for The Cinderella Fund of the San Francisco SPCA, which pays for the cost of top notch medical care by SF SPCA veterinarians for the most critically ill and injured dogs and cats in the shelter.

If you weren’t able to make it to The Ball this year, you can still participate with a tax deductible donation of any size through our secure donation site:

For winners of the Live & Silent Auctions, and the Fund a Need donors, please click here to make your donation online.

Judy Ranzer, President
Critter Lovers at Work (CLAW)

Bark & Whine Ball 2014 Photos