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Dog Film Festival Benefits ACC – 2/19
WHAT What’s better than a dog film festival? How about a BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) film festival that benefits SF Animal Care & Control?! The Roxie Theater (not far from Rescue Row) presents the first-ever NY Dog Film Festival ™, coming to SF Sunday, Feb. 19. This philanthropic festival celebrates the remarkable bond between dogs and their people and benefits SFACC. Perfect for dog lovers of all ages, the festival is two programs of completely different selections of documentary, animated, and live-action short films that illuminate human-canine love.
Each screening is ~75 minutes. The films were submitted by filmmakers from around the world to entertain and inspire while supporting local animal welfare organizations; Friends of SFACC will receive 50% of the proceeds. The Festival will continue to tour nationally to 12 cities in 2017. Random giveaways provided by Orvis (a large dog bed, dog travel kit, and more) to a few lucky moviegoers!
WHERE Roxie Theater (3117 16th St., SF, CA )
WHEN Sunday, Feb. 19. Showtimes are 12 and 2pm.Tickets are $15. Well-behaved pups are welcome for an additional $5. Buy tickets online or at the theater.
America’s Dog – February Adoption Special
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:
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.
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.