San Francisco Aid for Animals
A Project of the San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association
A fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, 501(c)(3)
SAN FRANCISCO AID FOR ANIMALS - SFAFA
A FISCALLY SPONSORED PROJECT OF COMMUNITY INITIATIVES, 501( C )( 3 )
354 PINE STREET, SUITE 700, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104 - 3229
WWW.SFAIDFORANIMALS.ORG • INFO@SFAFA.ORG
Raised since July 1, 2013!!
SFAfA DONATION METER
San Francisco Aid for Animals is a charitable fund dedicated to keeping companion animals and their families together. Grants provided through local veterinarians help pet guardians with financial hardship deal with urgent, treatable conditions to prevent needless suffering, euthanasia or surrender of their animal companions.
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FREE PET PORTRAIT
San Francisco Aid for Animals has partnered with Pet Food Express’ “My Mutt Program” to bring you this offer: Donate $250 or more to SFAfA and you qualify for a free portrait of your pet taken by a professional pet photographer. The portrait will be enlarged to poster size and displayed at a local Pet Food Express for at least 6 months. When the poster is taken down it will be given to you free of charge. This is our way of saying thank you for your support of SFAfA.
Once you have made your qualifying donation to SFAfA we will send you instructions on contacting Pet Food Express and your pet is on its way to becoming a star! http://www.petfoodexpress.com/my-mutt/make-your-pet-a-star
ANIMAL HERO OF THE BAY AREA AWARD
We are pleased to report that SF Aid for Animals was one of three recipients for the Animal Hero of the Bay Area awards given recently by Wag Hotel.
The award was presented at the annual Howl-O-Ween event held on the rooftop event space at the San Francisco Wag Hotel. The award was presented by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and was accepted by Dr. Anne Marie Benfatto for SFAFA.
This very successful event was held at Wag Hotel on their rooftop event space.
Over 85 supporters and many of their four legged friends enjoyed an evening of music, liquid refreshments, very tasty snacks for man and beast and professional pet portraits by Lisa Martin. To see photos by Lisa, visit: http://fototesoro.com/home.html?l b=3304ce4fee6cc20
We raised over $3400 for SFAfA! Thank you to all who supported this event and to our sponsors.
WE WOULD LIKE TO GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK ALICE CLARY FOR THE GENEROUS DONATION TO SAN FRANCISCO AID FOR ANIMALS IN MEMORY OF HER LATE HUSBAND DR. PAUL CLARY.
PAUL GRADUATED FROM UC DAVIS VETERINARY SCHOOL IN 1963 AND WAS THE OWNER OF BALBOA PET HOSPITAL IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR OVER 40 YEARS. HE IS REMEMBERED BY COLLEAGUES AND CLIENTS ALIKE AS A KIND AND GENEROUS MAN AND AN EXCELLENT VETERINARIAN. THANKS AGAIN ALICE.
They call me Milo now but my name used to be Claude Van Damme. Probably due to my good looks and physical prowess. After all I am an orange tabby! My mom had grey hair and glasses and called me Claudie. Every morning I gave her a hug around the neck and she gave me hugs and pets and treats all day long. My dad had a beard and called me Damme-cat and daily attempted to pet me with a rolled up newspaper. It all started when I accidentally broke one of his prized Jim Beam bottles. We lived in Elko, Nevada a town of 16,000 people, mostly gold miners, truckers and cowboys and the people that serviced them.
All was well for my first two years of life. Then one morning when I gave mom her morning hug she didn’t hug me back, she just lay there. I didn’t know what to do so I hid under the bed. Soon there were lots of people in the house and they took mom away and I never saw her again. The next day I was put in a crate and soon
Please consider making your tax - deductible gift to San Francisco Aid for Animals. No matter the amount, your gift will make a difference, and will help keep pets and their families together.
You can make your gift online by visiting our fiscal sponsor, Community Initiatives: http://communityin.org/project/san-francisco-aid-for-animals, or by going to our Donate page. Thank you!
found myself in a cage at the Elko Animal Shelter. There were a number of us there: five or six other cats and a few very noisy dogs. They were very kind to me but I missed my mom and my sofa. Some days later a nice lady showed up, smiled a lot and then put a bunch of us in crates, loaded us into a car and away we went.
When I got out of the car things were a lot different: instead of hot and dry it was cold and damp. The people were very nice to me but I was back in a cage. A lady in a white coat came by, checked me over and gave me a needle. When I woke up….