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!
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.
For the 4th year, Sup. Tang is welcoming ACC adoptable cats to her office at SF City Hall (aka “Kitty Hall” to encourage adoption, and spread cat joy and awareness about ACC shelter services. The celebration ends with a Holiday Party on Dec. 9 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Visit her office for a kitten fix any day this week, 9:30-5:00 pm and enter a raffle to win a cat-themed goodie basket filled with Greenies, catnip, toys, and more!
How to enter: Stop by Room 264 with proof of a monetary or wish list item donation to SFACC for 5 entries into the raffle. If you adopt a kitten, you will get 10 entries per kitten.
Supervisor Tang’s family adopted their dog, a Maltese, from ACC and she is a strong advocate for ACC in her district (4) and on the Board of Supervisors.
Monday November 28 – Friday December 9, 2016. Holiday party 12/9, 3:00-5:00 pm.
Supervisor Katy Tang’s Office
SF City Hall, Room 264
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94102
You can make a difference helping the animals at SF Animal Care & Control. Sign up to volunteer, donate to Friends of SFACC to support shelter programs, or adopt your next pet at SFACC!
Drink for the animals! Bring your friends to The Page bar on Nov. 20 and raise a glass to toast each other and the animals at ACC. 10% of bar proceeds will be donated to Friends of SFACC!
Where: The Page (Divisadero & Page St., SF )
When: Sunday, Nov. 20, starting at 5:00pm.
What: A fundraiser benefiting Friends of SF Animal Care & Control.
Who: The more the merrier! (Note: the bar is cash only)