Latest News from SFAfA — Spring 2018

Don’t forget San Francisco Aid for Animals when you have a client in need of financial assistance. We have three programs in 2018 to assist you. Our Grant-in Aid Program has already provided almost $30,000 in funding to help 53 pets so far this fiscal year. Together with matching services donated by hospitals it has resulted in over $60,000 in life-saving care. Many participating hospitals that signed up for this year’s program still have funds remaining so please encourage your hospital to use all funds before the June 15 deadline.

When you are working on a larger case where anticipated costs are higher think about the Ingrid Tauber Fund for Animals. In 2017 the TFA provided over $45,000 in funds and helped 13 pets. Funding of up to $5000 per case will be considered and the hospital needs only to provide a 25% matching donation of in-kind services or discounts. Any veterinarian may apply for 2018 TFA funds. More information on both programs is available on the “For Providers” page at or by emailing

Finally, the Ingrid Tauber Fire Fund for Animals was established to help victims of the Northern California wildfires in October. This one-time fund provides immediate and follow up care to any animal and their owners who were impacted in any way by the fires. This fund has just over $7000 left and is available to any hospital with no match required. Please contact us for details.

Latest News from SFAfA — Winter 2017

We are happy to report that since July 1, 2017 SF Aid for Animals has provided over $23,000 in funding to help save fifteen dogs and two cats.

Thirteen of these patients received aid through our GIA Program while four, with more serious medical problems, qualified for grants from the Ingrid Tauber Fund for Animals.

This year one hundred twelve veterinarians have joined SFAFA and have received help with cases varying from cataract surgery to tetanus.  As a member you are encouraged to apply for assistance for any case where financial considerations might alter the outcome.

The Ingrid D. Tauber Fund has just released an additional $25,000 to SFAFA for the treatment and care of any pets injured in the Napa/Sonoma fires. Please contact us at: if you know of any such cases.

Support SFAfA and Have Fun! — Fall 2017

We are proud to present the 3rd Annual Bow Wow Film Festival! Come join us for this fun event to celebrate our beloved canine companions!

We are so excited about the movies we have chosen for our 2017-18 Tour! A few highlights for this years films; we have movies about working dogs, both old school and new school, we have the return of the delightful Ask Frank and his advice column and we go international with movies filmed abroad!

Come laugh and cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel in all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives!

Proceeds benefit San Francisco Aid for Animals

The San Francisco event will be held at Tank18 Wine Bar!

Doors open at 5:30p and movies start at 6:30p! There will also be a silent auction, door prizes, raffles & snacks.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kiddos 12 and under. At the door tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for 12 and under.

Come on out for a fun evening! Watch some awesome flicks and win fun Bow Wow schwag, all while you support valuable community organizations! See you at the show!

Bow Wow FIlm Fest 2017

Latest News from SFAfa — Summer 2017

We are excited to announce the introduction of the Tauber Fund for Pets (TFP) that allows veterinarians participating in our Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program to access supplemental funds outside the GIA program. Details on how participating veterinarians can utilize TFP funds will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Funding for this program can provide up to an additional $5,000 per case over the GIA match, and we hope will allow us to help save those pets whose medical bills far exceed our current GIA program. If you feel you may have an urgent need for these funds, please contact board member Ken Linton at:

In other news we are happy to report that so far this fiscal year we have helped save thirty-two pets and awarded grants of over $23,000. We thank you for your continued participation.

— Phil Durfee
Spring 2017

Great News from SFAfA — Winter 2016

We are happy to report that since July 1 we have distributed over $7200 to help 18 pets. The in memoriam program as well as the dog-house donation jars are all doing well and we thank you.

By the time you receive this newsletter you should have received both our autumn Newsletter as well as our year-end annual appeal letter and we thank you in advance for any financial support you can give us. If you wish you are more than welcome to make copies of the newsletter and the appeal letter and distribute them as you see fit.

SFAFA is sponsoring a BOWWOW Film Festival at SOMA arts on Feb. 3, 2017. There will by food, drinks and dog-centric movies. For more info please go to Save the date!

Thank you again for your continued support and our wishes for a Happy Holidays Season.