The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HMME1)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94111 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.68', W 122° 24.137'

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Near this site occurred
the incident which led to the formation of
The San Francisco
Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals

on April 8, 1868
James Sloan Hutchinson, a pioneer banker witnessing nearby an act of cruelty to animalsa condition all too common at that time,was aroused to put a stop to the offense.This also lead him to gather a number of leading citizens to form the first SPCA in the westand the fourth in the United States.

Presented by
The American Humane Association
in cooperation with the
California Historical Society
and the Wells Fargo Bank in recognition of
100 years of service on behalf of animals by
October 30, 1968
HM NumberHMME1
Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe American Humane Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552624 N 4183201
Decimal Degrees37.79466667, -122.40228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.68', W 122° 24.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 40.80" N, 122° 24' 8.22" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 858, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 240-298 Leidesdorff St, San Francisco CA 94111, US
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