San Francisco Animal Care & Control

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San Francisco Animal Care & Control keeps our community safe and protects all animals from abuse, neglect, and cruelty. SFACC is the City’s only open admission shelter; we accept all animals regardless of temperament, medical condition, or species. We rehabilitate and reunite animals with their owners, rehome the orphans, and assist wildlife.

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300-500

Animals Housed Daily
ACC Kittens

10,000

Animals Taken In Annually
ACC Dogs

700+

Active Volunteers

29+

Key Partners in Rescuing, rehabilitating & rehoming

OUR PARTNERS

SFACC currently has over 30 national and local partners in rescuing, rehabilitating,
and rehoming animals of all species, both wild and domestic.

Virgin

Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Rescue

A network of volunteers respond to calls from shelters, vets, and good Samaritans to provide avian vet care for ill or injured domestic, unreleasable pigeons and doves, long-term foster care, and to develop adopters and place them into qualified forever homes. www.pigeonrescue.org

Vetsos

Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue

GMS rescues abandoned and unwanted adult and senior cats, and provides behavioral and medical intervention, unconditional love and a safe haven through foster homes. www.givemesheltersf.org

Vetsos

VetSOS

VET SOS provides free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans and links their human guardians with health care services. www.vetsos.org

SF ROMP

SF ROMP

San Francisco Rescued Orphan Mammal Program provides care to San Francisco's injured and orphaned wild mammals with the goal of returning a healthy individual back to the wild for independence. www.sfromp.org

Muttville

Muttville

Muttville is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. On a local level (SF bay area), Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice. www.muttville.org

Save A Bunny

Save A Bunny

Save A Bunny is a nonprofit rabbit rescue organization based in Northern California, serving both people and animals in the community through adoption, advocacy, education, outreach and rescue options. www.saveabunny.org

Pet Food Express

Pet Food Express

PFE’s support for local community shelters and rescue groups extends to SF ACC, which has benefitted from the Save-a-Kitten, Giving Tree, My Mutt, and Adoption Coupon campaigns to name a few. In August of 2011, Pet Food Express opened a Cat Satellite Adoption Center at their Market Street store for ACC to adopt out cats and rabbits. www.petfoodexpress.com

Virgin

Virgin America

Since 2009 Virgin America has flown ACC dogs to New York where adopters eagerly awaited the arrival of their new family members. Virgin America has also supported SFACC fundraising events. wwww.virginamerica.com

Grateful Dogs Rescue

Grateful Dogs Rescue

For 20 years, GDR has been saving the lives of dogs at SFACC that are at risk of euthanasia. GDR places them in experienced foster homes, and provide veterinary care and training as needed until loving adopters can be found. www.gratefuldogsrescue.org

WildCare

WildCare

Located in San Rafael, WildCare operates a wildlife rehabilitation hospital that accepts any injured animal (wildlife) and provides numerous resources to the local and larger community. www.wildcarebayarea.org

California Chins

California Chins

California Chins runs a rescue group that helps care for orphan chinchillas, find them homes and educates people about their care. www.cachins.org

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

An SFACC partner, based in Coyote Point, San Mateo, with an adoption facility in Burlingame, PHS cares for the community’s sick, injured, abused, unwanted, stray, neglected and older animals. www.peninsulahumanesociety.org

Rocket Dog Rescue

Rocket Dog Rescue

A Bay Area organization that rescues dogs at over-crowded shelters, treats them for medical or behavioral conditions and finds them loving homes through their volunteer foster network and adoption fairs. www.rocketdogrescue.org

San Francisco SPCA

San Francisco SPCA

As the fourth oldest humane society in the U.S. and the founders of the No-Kill movement, the SF SPCA has always been at the forefront of animal welfare. As a result of our efforts and those of our community partners, San Francisco has the lowest euthanasia rate of any major city in the United States. As a partner of ACC, the SFSPCA takes some dogs and cats from ACC into their adoption center. www.sfspca.org

San Francisco Police Department

San Francisco Police Department

The SFPD Vicious and Dangerous Dog Unit (VDDU) investigates such incidents and encourages the public to immediately notify police whenever a dog bites, so that the police can render aid. www.sanfranciscopolice.org

Rattie Ratz

Rattie Ratz

Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of domestic pet rats in Northern California. www.rattieratz.com

Copper's Dream​

Copper's Dream​

The mission of Copper’s Dream is to help end the euthanasia of adoptable dogs in the U.S. through increasing public awareness, taking legal action benefiting shelter animals, and by rescuing dogs scheduled for euthanasia and placing them in permanent and loving homes. They are a San Francisco Bay Area rescue organization that saves all dog breeds from shelters throughout California. www.coppersdream.org

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Dedicated to rescuing companion birds (parrots and other commonly domesticated birds) in the Bay Area who have been neglected, abused, injured, or surrendered to them. They also educate bird owners on the most current standard of care. www.mickaboo.org

Recycled Reptiles

Reptile & Amphibian Rescue

Bay Area biologist and animal expert Paul Haskins is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of exotic pet reptiles and amphibians. Through educational shows and helping individuals with their reptile pals, his work with SFACC and beyond reduces the number of neglected, ill, and deceased pets, and reptiles released into the wild in San Francisco and other California regions. Contact Haskins through SFACC or call (831) 535-2437.

Northern California Family Dog Rescue

Northern California Family Dog Rescue

Dedicated to the rescue, care, and socialization of family-friendly dogs and ultimately finding them homes. In January 2014, Loup Garou Animal Rescue [http://www.loupgarourescue.org/] merged with NorCal Family Dog and continues to carry out its mission of rescuing and re-homing black and dark-coated companion animals. www.norcalfamilydogrescue.org

ACAN

ACAN

Animal Care and Adoption Network (ACAN) helps rescue and adopt out rats. They provide surgeries and medications, and helps with transports and outreach. www.thetravelinrat.weebly.com

Persian Himalayan Rescue

Persian Himalayan Rescue

Founded in 1990, PHR is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that rescues unwanted and abused Persian cats from shelters, fosters, and rehomes them. www.persiancats.org

Wonder Dog Rescue

Wonder Dog Rescue

Wonder Dog Rescue is a dedicated volunteer group, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and rescuing dogs from all over Northern and Central California. www.wonderdogrescue.org

North Star Rescue

North Star Rescue

North Star Rescue (NSR) is the only rescue organization in the San Francisco Bay Area specifically dedicated to all species of pet rodents and rabbits. www.northstarrescue.org

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue

Rescues German Shepherd dogs in life-threatening situations in the Northern and Central Valley of California, providing them with health care and foster homes until adopted, while also educating the public about these dogs. www.gsgsrescue.org

Toni’s Kitty Rescue

Toni’s Kitty Rescue

TKR is a 501(c)3 rescue organization that works with SFACC to rescue and provide foster care for sick, orphaned kittens until they are old enough to be adopted from the shelter. www.toniskittyrescue.org

Halo, Purely for Pets

Halo, Purely for Pets

Thanks to a generous donation of Spot’s Stew from Halo and Pet Food Express, our dogs and cats are always well-fed and well-loved. www.halopets.com

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California

GSRNC regularly rescues and adopts out dogs from shelters in 11 counties in Northern California, and occasionally other counties in CA and NV. The GSRNC Thulani Program rescues terminally ill or extremely old German Shepherd dogs from all of California and Nevada. www.savegsd.org

Project Coyote

Project Coyote

Project Coyote, a North American coalition of wildlife scientists, educators, predator- friendly ranchers and community leaders, promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife, especially coyotes, wolves, and other native carnivores. www.projectcoyote.org

Wonder Cat Rescue

Wonder Cat Rescue

Wonder Cat Rescue is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization devoted to rescuing needy kittens and cats from shelter euthanasia and abandonment. They are a team of caring foster homes and volunteers who provide rescued cats with all necessary medical attention while caring for them in foster homes, where they’re given abundant love and affection until they can be placed in permanent homes. www.wondercatrescue.org