A few days later Bandit began to show improvement and within a few more days was back on his feet, although a bit shaky. By the end of the third week Bandit went home and is now back to normal and up to his old tricks.
Maria told us: “It’s hard to find a way to thank everyone involved with Bandit’s recovery. In addition to Drs. Hammer, Maretzki and Ybarra almost everyone at SFVS either cared for Bandit during their shifts or by giving him cuddles and words of encouragement between their own patient cases. We can never thank SFAfA and Ms. Tauber enough for being there for the animals of San Francisco and the people who love them. Thank you for choosing to help us in our time of need.”
Maria and Christopher’s story is just one of the dozens of cases we have helped with this year. Over the last year we made $30,000 in grants to help more than 50 beloved pets stay with their families. With your help, and our continuing partnership with more than 90 local veterinarians, SFAfA will be able to offer more grants in aid.
Every dollar we grant through our core Grant In Aid program 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 the grant we provide. 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 directly to keeping companion animals and their families together.
Please take a moment to write a check and return it in the enclosed envelope, or visit our website at sfafa.org 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.
SFAfA Advisory Committee