Raise the Woof Raffle for ACC’s New Building

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Help Friends of SFACC raise funds for a new animal shelter! The new facility funding will come from the city but Friends will help too. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets, and can be purchased at the shelter at the lobby counter. Prizes include: (2) two Main Cabin round-trip tickets on board Virgin America, Fit Bits, a P.L.A.Y. dog bed, Smuin Ballet tickets, WAG Hotels gift certificate & more!

The prize drawing party for the raffle will be Wednesday, April 19, at Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room 2245 3rdStreet,  SF,  CA  94107 (map) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm (drawing at 8:00 pm). The drawing will be live-streamed on ACC’s Facebook page. Dogs are welcome at this friendly tavern in Dogpatch. Winners will also be contacted directly. You need not be present to win. Get your tickets at the shelter, or come to the party and buy your tickets there!

Annual Friends of SFACC Rescue Grant Awards


The ACC shelter could not rescue and rehome or release as many animals as it does without the help of its many local adoption/rescue partners. Each year, Friends of SFACC awards small grants to the most critical helpers, based on the number of animals pulled from the shelter, the degree of difficulty (whether for medical or other reasons), and the need of the organization. This year, 22 rescues were given grants of $500-2,000, presented by FSFACC board members Jane Lee, Andrea Gremer, Althea Kippes. The stories coming from each group are different but a common thread runs through all of them: dedication to saving animals. Thank you for helping ACC!

*Special thanks to Pet Food Express for donating $100 gift certificates for each rescue and dog-wash tokens.

The following groups were awarded grants for rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming ACC animals in 2016:
Copper’s Dream
So. Cal Dachshund Relief (Doxie Rescue)
Family Dog/Loup Garou
Give Me Shelter
Grateful Dogs Rescue
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
NorCal German Shepherd
Northstar Rodent Rescue
Palomacy (formerly Mickacoo)
Persian & Himalayan
Reptile Rescue (Paul Haskins)
Save a Bunny
SF Romp
Siberian Husky Rescue (BASH)
Snap Cats
Sonoma Reptile Rescue
Toni’s Kitty Rescue
Wonder Cat
Wonder Dog


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Representatives from Muttville, Bay Area Siberian Husky (BASH), and Palomacy brought furry and feathered guests.

Dog Film Festival Benefits ACC – 2/19

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On February 19, the Roxie Theater presented the NY Dog Film Festival ™ and both shows sold out! Half the proceeds from the Roxie’s ticket sales of both sold-out shows went to SFACC. Animal Control Officer Sgt. Ellie Sadler represented ACC, explaining the shelter’s open-admission policy of taking in every animal and helping them in every way possible. Friends of SFACC board members Mitch Dalition, Andrea Gremer, Althea Kippes, and Tim Tandun were on hand to share how FSFACC helps ACC and kicked off the Raise the Woof Raffle, selling tickets to support the new building effort. (Raffle tickets available until April 19 at SFACC). Thank you Tracie Hotchner and Lex Sloan & the folks at Roxie Theater!

America’s Dog – February Adoption Special

Looking for Love (Luna)

Adopt your own valentine and receive unconditional love! For the entire month of February, adoption fees on all ACC bull-terrier mix dogs will be WAIVED (for qualified adopters). You’ll receive not only a new family member and fantastic BFF, but also a Welcome Home package with toys, treats.

Come meet all the fabulous friendly pitties at ACC! Adopters need not live in SF. Check out more photos and videos of some of them on the ACC Facebook page.  These benefits are included with every dog adoption at ACC:

  • 1-year license
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Microchip
  • Vaccinations
  • Complimentary wellness exam at vet
  • Pet Food Express one-time discount coupon

Meet your match at the San Francisco Animal Care & Control Adoption Center! Kennels are open every day from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm (7 on Wednesdays).

Meows, Purrs, and Thank You!


Happy New Year!

We meet 2017 with resolve to get involved: in our communities, in our government, and especially with animals!
Last month, Friends of SFACC got involved with new partners who have an awesome spirit of giving. Estelle Choe, who adopted Tippy (now Apollo) from ACC, started an Etsy store and donated some of her handmade bandanas for the ACC shelter dogs to wear for the holidays. Remy Savin threw a birthday party for her dog Walter (shown with his gifts) and asked guests to bring items from the ACC wish list. Animal-loving employees from University of the Pacific Dental School and Under Armour coordinated donation drives for their colleagues.
The Friends of SFACC year-end holiday appeal raised over $40K for the animals, a terrific increase over last year! We’re optimistic that the shelter is increasing in visibility; one of Friends’ gifts to the shelter in 2016 was to launch the new ACC website, www.sfanimalcare.org.
ACC is moving in a positive direction, especially with the vote by SF supervisors to fund a new facility (and on Giving Tuesday no less). A special thank-you to SF Supervisor Katy Tang, who introduced new legislation last month that bans the sale in SF of domestic cats and dogs not obtained from rescue organizations and also those under eight weeks old (it passed!). Supervisor Tang is also beloved by ACC for hosting the 12 Days of Kittens in her office over the holidays, promoting adoption and ACC specifically.
Let’s resolve to make an even greater difference in the lives of SF animals this year. To your list of NY resolutions, find out how you can get involved at ACC. Opt to adopt or sign up to volunteer. Dog walkers, cat laps, and small animal pals needed are always needed! You can play fetch, cuddle, read to or hand out treats to the shelter animals. They love any attention and you’ll help keep them happy until they find their forever homes.

Thank you to everyone who stands with ACC and helps the shelter do the work that made it one of SFWeekly’s top local organizations deserving public support.