On March 17, 24 Bay Area rescue organizations (501-c-3) were presented with grants of ~$500-$2,000 by Friends of SFACC Board Chair, Genevieve Herreria and Treasurer, Andrea Gremer. With the assistance of many Bay Area adoption/rescue partners, the shelter is able to help more animals that come through its doors  Each year, Friends of SFACC gives small grants to the most critical helpers. The invitation-only awards are based on the number of animals pulled from the shelter, the degree of difficulty (whether for medical or other reasons), and the financial need of the organization.

These groups help animals from a variety of circumstances–from hoarding cases (like the 500 mice that were rescued by North Star Rescue) to animals lost during the North Bay fires (Sonoma Reptile Rescue), to injured and orphaned wildlife that SFACC is unable to treat (SFROMP and Wildcare). The stories from each group are different but a common thread runs through all of them: dedication to saving animals.

Thank you all for helping SFACC!

The following Bay Area rescue groups received grants for their work with SFACC over the past year (2017):

BASH (Bay Area Siberian Husky)
Copper’s Dream
German Shepherd Rescue of Nor. California
Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue
Grateful Dogs Rescue
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
Miranda’s Rescue
Cal. Division of So. Cal Dachshund Relief
Cal Bulldog Rescue
North Star Rescue (rodent rescue)
Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue
Persian and Himalayan Cat Rescue
Rocket Dog Rescue
Schwartz Family Animal Welfare Foundation – Toy Breed
Sonoma County Reptile Rescue
SF Rescued Orphan Mammal Program – Wildlife
Veterinary Street Outreach Services (VetSOS)
Wonder Cat Rescue
Wonder Dog Rescue

A representative from North Star Rescue sits with her Plus One (L); Friends of SFACC board member Mitch Dalition meets Artis, rescued by BASH.

The Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Rescue team with
ACC Director, Virginia Donohue (R)

Al Wolf accepting Sonoma Reptile Rescue’s award. The organization rescues all species including chickens, goats, and snakes.


2018 Friends of SFACC Rescue Grant Awards

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