Councilmember Dona Spring had a passion for many things and especially for the welfare of animals. During her sixteen years on city council she made numerous pleas for funding to replace the Berkeley animal shelter. This presentation of Dona inspecting the animal shelter was first viewed at the Berkeley City Council May 1996 budget hearing.
In 2010 our city finally began construction on a new animal shelter. It is most appropriate that our new facility be named the Dona Spring Animal Shelter. Located at the north end of Aquatic Park in West Berkeley. The services include state-of-the-art animal adoption rooms for dogs and cats, a veterinary clinic and administrative offices. This was Dona's vision. Dona Spring 1953-2008
Sheltering Berkeley's Animals