San Francisco Animal Care and Control cares for owned animals in need due to extraordinary circumstances. These situations include:
- The owner has died.
- The owner is hospitalized.
- The owner is incarcerated.
- Part of SAFE Pets program for victims of domestic violence.
- Pets are displaced due to fire or other disasters.
- Cruelty or neglect investigations.
- Vicious and dangerous dog cases.
- San Francisco Police Department evidence.