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Kitten in our foster program who benefited from the Hope Program

Founded in 1988, PHS/SPCA's Auxiliary has raised more than $3 million through their annual "A Home for the Holidays" Gala Auction and helped fund worthy programs as the Spay/Neuter Clinic, education programs for children, and expanded shelter hours!  In recent years, auction proceeds have benefited the shelter's Hope Program, which provides medical care and behavioral attention for our neediest animals. 

The Auxiliary meets in the morning at PHS/SPCA on the fourth Wednesday of each month.* Their main function is to coordinate the annual Gala Ball & Auction. The next event will be Saturday, November 4th, 2017.

We welcome new members year-round. If you would like to be part of this prestigious group who does incredibly important work to help our animals, please contact Lisa Van Buskirk at 650-340-7022 ext. 327 or

*We are open to hosting afternoon/evening meetings if you are unable to attend morning meetings. Just ask!

2017 Auxiliary Members
Staci Adams
Linnell Binn
Kerry Boyd
Carolyn Crane
Myrna DeFriese
Deborah Grider
Valerie Hubachek auxiliary president
Alexa Knight
Joan Larson
Helen Lustig
Samantha Marshall
Mari Mikuriya

Cindy Montgomery
Pat Omana
Joan Paladini
Marilyn Porto
Marlene Ross
Joan Shepherd
Andrea Smith
Lorraine A. Smith
Marian Soss
Twyla Weinberg
Julie Vejmola

A Home For the Holidays Gala
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A Mystery Box, another fundraiser for the Hope Program, graced the center of each table. The Melkonians and other table guests enjoying dinner before the live auction.
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PHS/SPCA President Ken White announcing the live auction's Fund-a-Need. Guests at table 19 generously bidding on Fund-a-Need.
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Pride & Joy entertaining the guests. Guests dancing the night away.
Gala 09
Guests Gary Patterson, Francisco Hernandez, Sinclair Hwang, and Jamie Curry.

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