Latest News from SFAfA — Winter 2018

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Phil Durfee Fund in recognition of Phil’s five years of service as an SFAFA Board member and his continuing volunteer service to Vet SOS and PAWS.

The purpose of this Fund is to help hospitals that wish to accept patients who are eligible for SFAFA Grants in Aid but have already exhausted their annual GIA funding. The Fund will provide up to $1,000 to the first hospital that has used its entire GIA grant and does not need to be matched. Details will be available through SFAFA.org.

A generous SFAFA Board member has offered to match all donations until our goal of $5,000 is reached enabling us to extend this fund for many years. Please consider making a donation today!

Our existing programs continue to fund life saving care to pets in need. Since July 1 our Grants–in-Aid program has provided over $10,000 in funding and helped save 22 pets while the Ingrid Tauber Fund for Animals has donated nearly $23,000 and helped save 7 pets. Together with the matching donations generously provided by our participating hospitals that is over $53,000 worth of life saving care provided in the last three months alone.

More information is available on the “For Providers” page at sfafa.org or by emailing requests@sfafa.org.

Latest News from SFAfA — Fall 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have 108 veterinarians from fifteen hospitals enrolled in our Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program for this year.

If you have clients who are in a financial pinch please remember that we have over $70,000 available for GIA awards as well as the Tauber Fund to help you save pets. We also have a small balance remaining in our fund for fire victims. Should you see a fire victim case please contact us before promising any SFAFA funds.

All of the funds that we distribute come from donations. Please consider supporting us by telling your clients about SFAFA, following us on social media, joining our In Memoriam program, and/or by attending our fundraising events or donating directly to SFAFA.

We have just started a small pilot program with four Bay Area hospitals (North, South and East Bay). We are hopeful that by expanding SFAFA to different counties we can get the word out and help save more beloved pets.

The Ingrid Tauber Fund for Animals (TFA) will be available in FYE19: For those special cases where the anticipated costs are high and the client is in need of financial assistance please remember the TFA program. The animal must have an urgent need for veterinary care, a reasonably good prognosis and the client must have exhausted all other financial options. Funding of up to $5,000 per case will be considered provided that you make a matching donation of in-kind services or discounts equivalent to 25% of the TFA funding. More information is available on the “For Providers” page at sfafa.org or by emailing requests@sfafa.org.

Latest News from SFAfA — Summer 2018

SFAFA has had a very successful year helping save 75 pets and distributing over $45,000 through our Grants-in-Aid program.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

May 31: Last day to submit your paperwork if you wish to participate in the Grant-in-Aid program for FYE 2019 (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019). If you miss the deadline to send in your paperwork and wish to participate please immediately contact Dr. Anne Marie Benfatto (AnneMarie@sfaidforanimals.org).

June 15, 2018: Last day to submit paperwork for any FY18 Grant-in-Aid funding that you awarded to a client. Any unused Grant-in-Aid funds will be rolled over to the Grant-in-Aid program for FYE19.

July 1, 2018: Welcome letters will be sent out announcing grant amounts for the FYE19 Grant-in-Aid program.

The Ingrid Tauber Fund for Animals (TFA) will be available in FYE19: For those special cases where the anticipated costs are high and the client is in need of financial assistance please remember the TFA program. The animal must have an urgent need for veterinary care, a reasonably good prognosis and the client must have exhausted all other financial options. Funding of up to $5,000 per case will be considered provided that you make a matching donation of in-kind services or discounts equivalent to 25% of the TFA funding. More information is available on the “For Providers” page at sfafa.org or by emailing requests@sfafa.org.

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 sfafa.org or by emailing requests@sfafa.org.

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: requests@sfaidforanimals.org 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: ken@sfaidforanimals.org.

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 www.bowwowfilmfestival.com. Save the date!

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