San Francisco Animal Care & Control is the first responder to any animal emergency in San Francisco.

The new building at 1419 Bryant Street will be retrofitted to provide emergency services after an earthquake or other natural disaster and be a place of refuge to help humans and their animals that have been injured or misplaced.

In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, SFACC is mandated by the City of San Francisco to deliver effective, courteous, and responsive animal care services to the residents. SFACC personnel are trained to respond to and recover from emergencies involving animals and wildlife by providing a structure in which to effectively direct, manage, and control animal response and recovery operations.

In any emergency situation, we provide the following:

  • Domestic animal response and recovery activities, including rescue, triage, medical treatment, transport, care, and shelter
  • Wildlife response and recovery activities
  • Identification and documentation of animals so that they can be reunited with their families