2018 Friends of SFACC Rescue Grant Awards

On March 17, 24 Bay Area rescue organizations (501-c-3) were presented with grants of ~$500-$2,000 by Friends of SFACC Board Chair, Genevieve Herreria and Treasurer, Andrea Gremer. With the assistance of many Bay Area adoption/rescue partners, the shelter is able to help more animals that come through its doors Each year, Friends of SFACC gives small grants to the most critical helpers. The invitation-only awards are based on the number of animals pulled from the shelter, the degree of difficulty (whether for medical or other reasons), and the financial need of the organization.

These groups help animals from a variety of circumstances–from hoarding cases (like the 500 mice that were rescued by North Star Rescue) to animals lost during the North Bay fires (Sonoma Reptile Rescue), to injured and orphaned wildlife that SFACC is unable to treat (SFROMP and Wildcare). The stories from each group are different but a common thread runs through all of them: dedication to saving animals.

Thank you all for helping SFACC!

The following Bay Area rescue groups received grants for their work with SFACC over the past year (2017):

BASH (Bay Area Siberian Husky)
Copper’s Dream
German Shepherd Rescue of Nor. California
Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue
Grateful Dogs Rescue
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
Miranda’s Rescue
Cal. Division of So. Cal Dachshund Relief
Cal Bulldog Rescue
North Star Rescue (rodent rescue)
Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue
Persian and Himalayan Cat Rescue
Rocket Dog Rescue
Schwartz Family Animal Welfare Foundation – Toy Breed
Sonoma County Reptile Rescue
SF Rescued Orphan Mammal Program – Wildlife
Veterinary Street Outreach Services (VetSOS)
Wonder Cat Rescue
Wonder Dog Rescue

A representative from North Star Rescue sits with her Plus One (L); Friends of SFACC board member Mitch Dalition meets Artis, rescued by BASH.

The Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Rescue team with
ACC Director, Virginia Donohue (R)

Al Wolf accepting Sonoma Reptile Rescue’s award. The organization rescues all species including chickens, goats, and snakes.

Good Things Come in Small Packages

San Francisco Animal Care & Control has lots of cute furry critters that will make wonderful pets and won’t take up much space. Rabbits can be litter-box trained just like cats. Small animals are playful and fun companions! Come in and meet our precious gems!

SFACC has many types of small animals from rabbits to guinea pigs, and birds. Mice are friendly and social, please adopt a pair (or more). If feathered friends are more your thing, consider adopting a parakeet, a lovely dove, or lovebirds.

ACC is open for adoptions daily from 12 noon to 6 pm, except on Wednesdays 12 noon to 7 pm. 1200 15th Street/Harrison.

Cobb’s Comedy Benefit for SFACC – October 26

Nikki Glaser Benefit

WHAT: Cobb’s welcomes Nikki Glaser, animal love, comedian, and TV host of the series Not Safe which premiered on Comedy Central.
WHEN: Thursday, October 26 at 8:00pm
WHERE: Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., SF. a North Beach institution since 1982.
All ticket proceeds will be donated to three local organizations: Friends of SFACC, Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue and Muttville.

Tickets: $22.50 for general admission; $32.50 VIP preferred seating.
For more show info: 415-948-4320.
Thanks to ACC volunteer Molly for setting this up!

Howloween Benefit for SFACC @ WAG Hotels SF – October 26, 2017

social media howloween

WHAT: Haunted Howl-o-Ween Party
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 26th, 6-8pm
WHERE: Wag Hotels SF, 25 14th St., SF.
You’re invited to bring your canine to enjoy a frighteningly good pawty and mingle with other witches, ghouls, and goblins. Treats include: beer, wine, and light snacks, a costume contest with prizes, a silent auction, local vendors and adoptable dogs, photos with Cruella de Vil, Wag Swag. GET TICKETS ON Eventbrite. $15 until 10/26; $20 at the door. ACC will be at the party with adoptable dogs and all proceeds benefit Friends of SFACC.

Pet Pride Day 2017 – October 1 @ SFACC & Rescue Row


Thanks to all who attended Pet Pride Day 2017! The shelter adopted out 14 animals, gave 10 dogs microchips, and everyone had a great time on Rescue Row. Special thanks to Doug McConnell for MC-ing and to Burl Haggard Band for setting the tone with their breezy tunes! All funds raised from the raffle and other booth activities go to programs and materials that enrich the lives of SFACC’s animals.

Extended hours:  12-5pm.

Event Activities:

  • NO-FEE pet adoptions!
  • Pet costume and pet trick contests
  • Photo booth
  • Free microchipping for SF residents’ pets ($20 for nonresidents)
  • Dog & cat toy-making workshop
  • Face painting
  • Local rescue organizations and pet product vendors
  • Food truck and beer garden
  • Onsite raffle with a grand prize of 2 RT airline tickets on Alaska Airlines!

All funds raised go to programs and materials that enrich the lives of SFACC’s animals. For more information or to sponsor the event, visit petprideday.com.