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.