San Francisco Aid for Animals’ mission is to make urgent life-saving care for companion animals affordable. 

In the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, Bay Area veterinarians saw an increase in treatable medical cases, where families could not afford life-saving care for their beloved pets. These families were faced with huge debt and/or the devastation of euthanizing their cherished companions.

In response to this crisis, a group of four Bay Area veterinarians created San Francisco Aid for Animals (SFAfA). SFAfA joins forces with veterinary hospitals and provides grants for companion animals whose pet guardians cannot afford urgent and often life-saving veterinary care. These grants are called grants-in-aid (GIA). The veterinary hospitals in turn match grants provided.

More than 1 out of every 3 family households in California do not earn the average minimum wage to get by. If credit cards aren’t an option, when met with these devastating events, there are not many choices for many families to save their beloved pets.

SFAfA is a completely volunteer-run organization, has contributed over 1 million dollars in veterinary care and saved over 800 companion animals, and counting.

All of this would not be possible without the support of our generous donors. We can’t do this important work without your help. Please consider joining our cause and saving an animal today.

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887 Sonoma Ave, #23
Santa Rosa, CA 95404