Resources

All resources are provided as a public courtesy.  Any private organizations listed here are not affiliated with, nor are they vetted by, the commission. 


COVID-19 Emergency Resources  

 

Pet Food - Fully Belly Bus, a private non-profit, is providing free pet food (via contactless curbside pick up) on the first and third Monday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm at St. Anthony's (121 Golden Gate Avenue). 

 

Veterinary Care 

Best Friends Animal Society, a private non-profit, is providing free veterinary consultations for a limited time, 24 hours a day. 

Red Rover, a private non-profit is providing financial assistance for urgent veterinary care.

 

Boarding - Red Rover is providing financial assistance for pet boarding while guardians are hospitalized due to COVID-19. 

 

Domestic Violence - Red Rover is providing funding mainly to help with the cost of temporary boarding while a guardian is in a domestic violence shelter. 

 



Animal Welfare Code (local)
Animal Code Violations/Animal Emergencies
Animal Adoptions
Dog Bites/Vicious and Dangerous Animals
Domestic Violence Involving Animals
Feral/Homeless Cats
Free or Low-cost Pet Food/Services
Homeless People with Pets - Veterinary Services/Pet Food
Park Land/Natural Areas
Wildlife

 


 


Animal Welfare Code (local)

San Francisco Municipal Codes Relating to Animals
Article 1 of the San Francisco Health Code includes most of the animal-related laws in the City/County.


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Animal Code Violations/Animal Emergencies

The California Department of Fish and Game
Call the Cal-TIP Hotline at (888) 334-2258 to report violations of the California Fish and Game Code, including illegal sales of animals or animal products, and poaching.


San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC)
The city's open-door animal shelter, located at 1200 15th Street (and Harrison). Animal Control Officers will respond to emergencies and reports of animal abuse in San Francisco.  Call (415) 554-9400 for animal-related emergencies and (415) 554-6364 for non-emergencies. 

 

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Animal Adoptions

San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC)
Offers dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, small mammals, birds and reptiles for adoption (and, in some cases, for fostering until a permanent adopter can be found).

The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SF SPCA)
The SF SPCA is a private non-profit animal shelter offering dogs and cats for adoption and fostering at its Mission Campus, 201 Alabama Street; (415) 554-3000.


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Dog Bites and Vicious and Dangerous Animals
In cases of severe injury, call 911.  


San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC)
Report a dog bite or aggressive animal to ACC by calling (415) 554-9400 or completing an online report.

The San Francisco Police Department's Vicious and Dangerous Animals Unit
For information on investigations and hearings, call (415) 553-9182.


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Domestic Violence Involving Animals

San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC) - SAFE Pets Program
ACC coordinates with domestic violence shelters to pick-up and place pets at-risk of abuse in protective custody at ACC until guardians find safe housing.  Pets receive a medical exam and any needed treatment, including vaccinations.  Costs of housing, food and care are on a sliding scale, but no pet is turned away for lack of funds.


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Feral/Homeless Cats

San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC)
Homeless socialized (tame) cats can be brought to ACC so that guardians have an opportunity to reclaim them.  If they are not reclaimed after a holding period but are adoptable they will be put up for adoption.  If not, ACC may offer them to SF SPCA's Community Cats program or another rescue partner. 

The SF SPCA Community Cats Program
The SF SPCA spays and neuters community cats for free. 

 

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Free or Low-cost Pet Food/Services

Assistance Dog Special Allowance Program
This program provides a monthly payment of $50 to eligible persons using guide, signal, or service dogs to help with disability-related needs, to help pay the costs of caring for the dog.

PAWS/Pets Are Wonderful Support
Provides comprehensive support services for pets of seniors and individuals living with disability or illness, including providing food, litter, supplies, veterinary services, dog walking, in-home cat care, emergency pet foster care, and transport. 


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Homeless People with Pets - Veterinary Services/Pet Food

Vet SOS (Veterinary Street Outreach Services)
Vet SOS provides free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans, and also links their guardians with health care services.  


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Park Land/Natural Areas

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)
The GGNRA is a federal national recreational area that protects many parks in San Francisco, including the Presidio, Fort Mason, Fort Funston, and Land's End. 

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD)
The RPD is the city agency responsible for governing and maintaining all city-owned parks and recreational facilities.


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Wildlife

San Francisco Rescued Orphan Mammal Program (SF ROMP)
SF ROMP provides care for injured and orphaned wild animals with the goal of releasing them back to the wild. If you see a wild animal in distress, call ACC dispatch at (415) 554-9400 or bring the animal to ACC.  For other wildlife issues, call SF ROMP's wildlife hotline at (415) 350-WILD (9453). 
 

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