Latest News from SFAfA — Fall 2021

We are so pleased to announce that as of July 1st, San Francisco Aid for Animals has entered our tenth year of providing grants to Bay Area veterinarians. Despite a very bumpy year for the entire veterinary community, we were able to hold our own with fundraising and have entered our new fiscal year ready to face the challenges ahead. This past year, with your help and support, we were able to provide over $200,000 for life-saving veterinary care for 66 pets. Our continued success has allowed us to expand our service area and we have added new member hospitals in Sonoma County and the East Bay which gives us the ability to reach more deserving families and their beloved pets. Many thanks to all of you for all of your help and support for this amazing program. Many of you have partnered with us since day one. We couldn’t have made it this far without you. Here is to another successful year for all of us! Thank you, thank you, thank you from San Francisco Aid for Animals.

The story of Hank — another success story:
We couldn’t have done it without all of you!

A pit bull puppy was found abandoned and left for dead in an orchard in the East Bay. He was taken to UnderDog Rescue, was named Hank and was placed as a foster with Molly and her family. It didn’t take long before they all fell in love. Hank had found his forever home. Some time later the family noticed some awkwardness in his gait and he was taken to IronHorse VetCare in Dublin where it was discovered that he had ligament tears in both stifles. Underdog Rescue and Hank’s new family were committed to funding Hank’s bilaterial TPLO surgery, but their resources did not completely cover the cost of Hank’s care. Luckily, as an SFAfA member hospital, IronHorse reached out to us and a grant was provided to cover the remainder of Hank’s medical costs. Hank had a successful surgery and is now recovering well at home.

Molly’s family sent us this message:

“We are so beyond grateful that you stepped in to help Hank! He is an absolutely precious boy who loves our family BIG and we love him BIG. It has been love at first cuddle and we can’t wait to have him back adventuring with us. Thank you thank you thank you for all you do and for making this chance for Hank possible! (Here he is wishing that he could jump on the couch again – soon enough buddy soon enough!)”