Animal Care & Control Fund

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Animal Care & Control Fund

  • San Francisco’s only open-admission animal shelter.
  • Provides animal law enforcement and humane investigations.
  • Adopts out all species of animals: every animal every day.

The Department of Animal Care & Control is a taxpayer-funded open-admission animal shelter.  Animal Care & Control provides housing, care and medical treatment to wild, exotic and domestic stray, lost, abandoned sick, injured and/or surrendered animals. Animal Care & Control aims to adopt, rehome or reunite domestic animals with their guardians and to rehabilitate and release wildlife to their native habitat.  Animal Care & Control responds to animal related emergencies, including animal abuse and neglect, as well as matters of public safety.

The Department of Animal Care & Control offers a variety of volunteer experiences for anyone looking for a hands on way to help the City’s animals. Volunteers walk dogs, socialize cats, exercise small animals, care for underage kittens and puppies and assist the Animal Control Officers. Volunteering is a great way to help the Department of Animal Care & Control.

Donations to the Department of Animal Care & Control provide much-needed supplies and equipment that assist the staff in caring for over 10,000 animals a year. Donated funds are also used to enrich the lives of the animals at the shelter. Toys, treats, beds and behavior & training staff provide quality-of-life care for the shelter animals during their stay.