The San Francisco History Association – Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. 150 Years of the San Francisco SPCA. The San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been here for animals and their people for 150 years. Since its founding in 1868, the SFSPCA has initiated innovative programs and services such as the first cageless adoption center, the No-Kill movement, humane education for SF youth, free and low-cost spay and neuter, foster care, animal assisted therapy, behavior and training classes, and the Sido program for pets who outlive their guardians. Sarah Gerrish, SFSPCA staffer and 150th Historical Committee chair, and SFHA member Andra Young, SFSPCA cat volunteer and 150th Historical Committee member, will present an illustrated history of the first 150 years of the San Francisco SPCA. Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California Street, San Francisco. Free for SFHA members; $10 for the public. www.sanfranciscohistory.org.