Latest News from SFAfA — Summer 2019

So far this year we have provided over $150,000 (GIA’s and hospital matches) to help save over 85 pets. Please remember that our fiscal year ends June 30 and any unused GIA funds will be returned to the general fund to be distributed in next year’s GIA program. Let us know before June 15 if you will have any difficulties meeting that deadline for a specific case; we may be able to earmark fund for you.

The Tauber Fund, which runs on a calendar year cycle, is still well funded. If you think you may have a case that will qualify please contact us.

This past year has been very busy. In addition the GIA and Tauber programs we established a Fire Fund that we mobilized during the Camp Fire and partnered with veterinary hospitals and the Butte County Humane Society to provide financial assistance to pets in need and their families. We also established a new fund (Dr. Phil Durfee fund) that provides a $1,000 grant to the first SFAFA hospital that exhausts their GIA funds and needs additional help. This year the recipient was Bay Area Bird Hospital.

Our Bow-Wow film was a great success. Thank you to everyone, individuals and hospitals, for your support. Your continued support allows us to help more pets.

Our In Memoriam Program is growing and we hope you will join. For a small contribution to SFAFA we send out a card to your client letting them know that we received a donation from you in their pet’s memory. Our participating hospitals are very happy with the responses they received from their clients. A great way to help SFAFA and to honor your clients.

More information on all programs is available on the “For Providers” page at or by emailing