Henry’s Journey

Henry is a lovable Dachshund whose companion, Catherine, found herself in a very tough spot earlier this year. It’s hard to believe that Henry was an unwanted puppy. Fortunately Catherine was looking for her ‘perfect dachshund’, saw his face online and was immediately smitten. She drove to Manteca, California, picked him up and brought him home to San Francisco. Catherine loved him and he loved her and all was well for almost five years. This past January Henry began to have back problems. First, there was Continue Reading

Hunter Beats Parvo

Eileen and her family almost lost their beloved puppy Hunter to Parvo: the financial burden for his medical care by far exceeded what the family could afford. Fortunately, his veterinarians used grants from San Francisco Aid for Animals to reduce the cost to a level that was manageable. Hunter is now over three months old and a happy, tail-wagging and rapidly-growing family member. In Eileen’s own words: “As a family we cannot thank AIMSS and San Francisco Aid for Animals Continue Reading

Miss Candy’s Stumble

Miss Candy arrived at Betty’s home in 2006 after the death of a relative. The four-year-old Pekingese’s chronic inner ear defect resulted in a permanent head tilt and the tendency to circle to the left. This has not stopped Miss Candy going on walks and living a happy life for the past ten years with Betty and her husband. Betty and Miss Candy visited Mission Pet Hospital at least once a year for checkups and necessary shots. As Miss Candy Continue Reading

Bodie’s Rescue

Katherine, an 84-year-old widow from Pacifica, is very fond of telling her many friends that, in her opinion, the only dogs worth having are English Bulldogs. A mischievous friend emailed the website for NorCal Bulldog Rescue to Katherine, who spotted Bodie and was immediately smitten. In May 2016 she brought Bodie home from Elk Grove, California. When Placerville SPCA picked up Bodie, her condition was pretty bad: she weighed only 30 pounds, there were wounds and scars indicating abuse, and Continue Reading

China’s Tail Is Wagging Again

China entered Josie’s life on September 11, 2011 when her guardian was no longer able to care for the three-month-old female pit bull. Josie took one look at the happy, tail wagging pup and spontaneously decided that she needed a dog. She got all of her vaccinations, was spayed, generally behaved herself and formed a very close bond with Josie, who had several health issues and lived on a fixed income. China began to develop severe allergic skin disease before Continue Reading

Milo The Cat

They call me Milo now but my name used to be Claude Van Damme. Probably due to my good looks and physical prowess. After all I am an orange tabby! My mom had grey hair and glasses and called me Claudie. Every morning I gave her a hug around the neck and she gave me hugs and pets and treats all day long. My dad had a beard and called me Damme-cat and daily attempted to pet me with a Continue Reading


Angela has had dogs for most of her life but was “between dogs” in October 2015 when her cousin presented her with an eight-week old toy fox terrier puppy, whom she named Lily. In December, to accommodate her Christmas tree, Angela moved her sofa up against a window. Suddenly Lily had a new spot to sit and view the world. On December 10, Lily, from her spot on the sofa, saw Angela talking with a neighbor on the front sidewalk Continue Reading


SF Aid for Animals is proud to have contributed to the heroic fundraising effort that saved a 3-year-old Bichon Frise named Eddie after a devastating coyote attack in Stern Grove. In late August, Bruce Howard was walking Eddie and his brother Luke when the three of them were suddenly surrounded by a pack of five coyotes. Bruce and Luke were able to escape but one coyote attacked Eddie, leaving him entirely limp on the ground. Bruce called 911 and Eddie Continue Reading

Daisy Fountain Memorial

February 14, 2013 A valentine for our pets Dear Friends, I am writing to introduce you to an organization that I’m personally throwing myself behind to help raise much-needed funds, San Francisco Aid for Animals. SFAfA provides charitable grants for critical veterinary services to pet guardians facing financial hardship in the San Francisco community. These grants serve as a safety net for those pets with urgent medical needs that would otherwise result in euthanasia or surrender. My reason for doing this Continue Reading