General media inquiries and requests for interviews with key personnel should be directed to Ellen Thacker, Executive Director at (757) 595-1399 ext 103.

Nugget, adopted September 2012

Nugget, adopted September 2012

News & Features

Our goal is to provide the community with prompt, factual information and serve as a resource to the media. Ellen Thacker is available to respond to inquiries from local, regional and national print, broadcast and online media outlets.

Media Tips

Please refer to the guidelines below when requesting information from the Peninsula SPCA:

• Media must schedule all interviews and photo shoots in advance through Ellen Thacker.
• To ensure protection and proper sensitivity to staff and clients, all reporters, film crews and photographers must always be accompanied by a staff person while on Peninsula SPCA property.
• Media will be met by a member of our staff or board of directors in the lobby or specified location and be escorted to the appropriate location.
• Staff, volunteers and clients of the Peninsula SPCA who agree to be interviewed or filmed must provide consent.

Getting the Word Out

Throughout the year, new events are scheduled and publicized to promote our adoptees and our mission to find homes for all adoptable animals. Press releases to local newspapers and broadcast channels help us get the word out about our exciting venture and fundraisers.

When Your Message Meets Our Mission

The Peninsula SPCA is a progressive organization that strives to provide the best for homeless animals on the Peninsula. Staff and board members invite you to join us on our journey as we become an Adoption Guarantee Organization. As an Adoption Guarantee Organization, we are committing to save all healthy and treatable animals under our care.