Meows, Purrs, and Thank You!

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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.


Free* Microchip & Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic @ACC

Free* Microchip & Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic @ACC

WHAT

Microchip ID and collar tags are the most effective ways to identify your dog or cat if they are ever lost. Friends of SFACC and SF Veterinary Medical Association, SFVMA, sponsor low-cost rabies and free* microchip clinics at the shelter on a quarterly basis.

Clinic services are administered on a first come, first served basis. The number of dogs ACC can vaccinate depends on the number of veterinarians we have on clinic day. The line-up is in front of the shelter and can be a 30-40 minute wait, so please plan accordingly. We will do our best to serve everyone, but cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen. All Cats (microchips only) must be in carriers and all dogs must be on leash.

*Microchips are free for dogs licensed in San Francisco, free for cat guardians with a San Francisco residence, $20 for those who live outside of SF. Dog licenses (fees vary) can also be purchased at the clinic and require a current rabies vaccination. Rabies vaccines are $6 (dogs only). Get them both the same day!

For more information, please call SF Animal Care & Control at 415-554-6364.

WHEN
Clinics take place on Sundays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at SFACC.

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • WHERE
    SF Animal Care & Control, 1200 15th Street at Harrison, San Francisco


GO NUTS! FREE Pet Fixes

GO NUTS! FREE Pet Fixes

WHAT
Free spay/neuter services for San Francisco residents.
Pets owned by SF residents are eligible. The mobile clinic is provided by Peninsula Humane Society. Pets are accepted from 8:00-9:00 am on a first come, first served basis. One pet per family; dogs and cats only; no dogs over 80 lbs and no pets over 8 yrs old. For details, including pre-surgery instructions, call (650) 340-7022 x387.

WHEN
Every 3rd Thursday, 8:00-9:00 am

WHERE
San Francisco Animal Care & Control. 1200 15th Street, S.F., CA 94103.


ACC Outreach at Pet Food Express

ACC Outreach at Pet Food Express

WHAT
ACC Outreach for Dogs and Cats at Pet Food Express
Every day, people can meet adoptable cats at the SFACC Satellite Cat Adoption Center at the PFE store on Market. Once a month, volunteers showcase our adoptable dogs and educate the public about shelter services. The dogs get a field trip and a chance to meet potential adopters. Come to Pet Food Express to meet the dogs!

WHEN
Cats are available every day. The Meet & Greet with dogs is every third Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm

WHERE
Pet Food Express, 1975 Market @Dolores Street, San Francisco.


New Volunteer Orientations

New Volunteer Orientations

WHAT
Become an SFACC Shelter Volunteer!  You can choose to work with cats, dogs and/or small animals. You can also volunteer by assisting with shelter tasks like folding laundry or helping with outreach events. See the Volunteer page for more details on volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers must be 18 years old (or volunteer with a parent) and be able to volunteer for 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. The first step to becoming an ACC SF shelter Volunteer is to attend a New Volunteer Orientation. PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED. Please call (415) 554-9414 for dates and to sign up. If you are preregistered, please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts. If you arrive after 10:00 am, you must reschedule for a different date.

WHEN
All sessions start at 10:00 am and are ~90 minutes.

  • February 5, 2017 (Sunday) FULL
  • February 18, 2017 (Saturday)
  • March 4, 2017 (Saturday)
  • March 18, 2017  (Saturday)
  • April 2, 2017  (Sunday)
  • April 15, 2017 (Saturday)
  • May 6, 2017  (Saturday)
  • May 20, 2017  (Saturday)

WHERE
San Francisco Animal Care & Control
1200 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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