Dear Friend,

You hear it every day: "They're part of the family."

Lily is part of Angela's family. Earlier this year this adorable 13-month-old pup fell from a window onto the hard pavement below. Two of her legs were broken in the fall and Angela, a single mom, didn't have the $4,800 needed to pay for the necessary orthopedic surgery to repair her legs.

Imagine how it would be if you were facing financial challenges, and an unexpected veterinary expense was more than you could afford. What if you had to face the terrible decision whether or not to euthanize your beloved companion?

That's where a grant from San Francisco Aid for Animals (SFAfA) can save the day. We helped make it possible for Angela to afford Lily's treatment, and they were soon reunited for a long and happy life together.
With contributions from animal lovers like you, SFAfA is proud to have helped save the lives of over 170 companion animals since we started making grants in 2012.
Lily's story is just one of many. Over the last year, we have made over $30,000 in grants and have helped more than 40 animals return home to their families. Take these two, for example:
Milo, a 5-year-old cat, developed a recurrent urethral blockage and couldn't urinate, and his guardian Stephanie could not afford the $3,300 surgery on her own. SFAfA and Milo's vet were able to help and he's doing well today.

Milo recuperates

Moses, a 9-year-old dog, swallowed some rocks which blocked his intestines and Matt, a college student, didn't have all of the $5,800 needed for his surgery. His vet partnered with SFAfA and Moses' blockage was resolved.

Moses is smiling again

With your help, and our continuing partnership with more than 80 local veterinarians, SFAfA will be able to offer even more grants, helping keep more pets healthy and their families together.

Every dollar you donate turns into at least two dollars of pet care. This is accomplished by our requirement that the veterinary practices in our program contribute medical services of equal value to our grants. We are proud that many of the hospitals contribute substantially more in services than we do in cash.

SFAfA is entirely volunteer-run. We have no paid staff and no office to support, so most of your donation goes to keeping companion animals and their families together.

For the complete stories of Lily, Moses and Milo and of other San Francisco families we've helped, visit our website Search Facebook for San Francisco Aid for Animals and follow us!

Please take a moment to write a check and mail to: 3545 Pine Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104-3229 or visit our website at to make a donation. Any amount you can afford is greatly appreciated. With your support we can continue to grow. Your generous donation will allow the next dog, cat, bird or other companion animal facing an emergency, to stay with their family.

Thank you,
Kathy Hajopoulos
Program Chair, SFAfA Advisory Committee

P.S. No matter what the amount, your tax-deductible gift will make a difference. Does your employer have a program for making matching contributions? Consider including Community Initiatives/SFAfA in that program. Your dollar could go even further!
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