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
SF Animal Care & Control, 1200 15th Street at Harrison, San Francisco
GO NUTS! FREE Pet Fixes
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.
Every 3rd Thursday, 8:00-9:00 am
San Francisco Animal Care & Control. 1200 15th Street, S.F., CA 94103.
ACC Outreach at Pet Food Express
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!
Cats are available every day. The Meet & Greet with dogs is every third Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm
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.
All sessions start at 10:00 am and are ~90 minutes.
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San Francisco Animal Care & Control
1200 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 map (External Link)
On a cold day in January, ACC dispatch received a call from a concerned citizen who noticed a bleeding puppy tethered to a scooter in the SF SOMA neighborhood. When officers arrived they found the man who had reported the puppy crying because he was so upset about the situation. The puppy was between parked cars partway down a filthy alleyway, tethered to a scooter and sitting in a pool of her own blood. She was lethargic but as the officers approached she stood up and started wagging her entire body. She curled into an officer’s arms as she was picked up and placed into an ACC van.
The puppy was taken to the emergency vet where she was given a poor prognosis. Parvo Virus was strongly suspected though she tested negative upon intake. She was weak, with little interest in food, and had ongoing vomiting and diarrhea. She received intensive care and was retested. A second test also came back negative though her condition was worsening; then suddenly, she bounced back!
Poppy made an amazing recovery and was made available for adoption. She was trained by volunteers in basic manners , socialized to people and dogs, and received lots of love from staff and volunteers.
Dogs like Poppy can require care beyond that which the City budget is able to provide. Thanks to Friends of Animal Care & Control’s Emergency Medical Fund, ACC was able to get Poppy the treatment she needed and she was adopted into a loving home.
Poppy (left) playing with her buddy Bo at ACC[/caption]