Sadly Maximilian was euthanized this morning (May 17) after suffering
from kidney failure. He endured so much abuse that his body was not
able to recover despite the vet staff's efforts. Your generous
donations will be used to cover his medical costs thus far. All
remaining donations will aid in medical care for other animals at ACC
who have suffered abuse or neglect. The medical fees are managed
through the Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control Emergency
Maddie's Fund is offering a reward of $10,000 to aid in the arrest and
conviction of the person(s) responsible for this awful abuse, and ACC
is pursuing all leads. Because of the tips generated by Maddie's
Fund's reward, our officers were able to find Maximilian's owner.
Maximilian had been stolen from him early last week. He loved and
cared for Maximilian, and was able to be with Maximilian while he was
Please check the San Francisco Animal Care & Control Facebook page for
updates on the case.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
The primary activity of the Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control is raising money for ACC and its rescue partners.
Why does a tax-supported agency like Animal Care and Control even need an organization like the "Friends"? ACC must share city revenues with approximately 75 other municipal agencies, and animals are not as high on the city's list of priorities as those benefiting humans. So the City of San Francisco severely limits ACC's budget. The city has suspended or disallowed many potential services and improvements at ACC due to lack of funds.
FSFACC has worked to improve this situation. Other city departments, like the Library, the Zoo, and Recreation and Parks, have nonprofit "Friends of" support organizations. The agency responsible for our city's homeless, abandoned and surrendered animals deserves at least as much. That's why FSFACC is "coming to the rescue."
You can be a "rescuer" too by becoming a Friend of ACC. Join us in improving the future of the animals in our community, in getting as many of them as possible into loving homes - and keeping them there. Have the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution directly benefits the less fortunate animals of our community. The IRS and the State of California have classified FSFACC as a nonprofit corporation, so donations are tax-deductible in most cases. Please join us or renew your membership today.
Our newsletter, "Friends & Companions," will publish your name in an annual list of all donors unless you request anonymity. Here are the donor levels we offer:
* $20,000 and above: Leo's Circle
* $10,000 - $19,999: St. Francis' Circle
* $3,000 - $9,999: Angel
* $1,000 - $2,999: Benefactor
ACC gives the best of care to all of the animals at our shelter. Our wish is that each animal is clean, well fed and comfortable. Please do not donate items that are badly worn, used or damaged. Stained but clean towels, blankets and bedspreads are okay. Donate any of the following needed supplies directly to ACC at 1200 15th Street, SF, CA 94103. We depend on your good will!
Does your company match charitable contributions? If so, please contact your HR department and fill out a matching gift request for FSFACC.
We also accept vehicle donations! For more information on how to donate your vehicle to benefit FSFACC, please visit Cars 4 Causes.
* KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer—Available at most pet supply stores)
* Dog, cat, kitten and puppy food—wet and dry
* Hay for our small animals
* Liver/chicken flavored baby food
* Towels, more towels, and blankets
* 100% Cotton pillow cases
* Bathroom rugs
* Dog and cat toys (rawhide chews, Kongs, chewies)
* Tuna/Salmon Flakes (cat treats)
* Dog treats
* Apple workstation, laptop, and/or iPad
* Pens and pencils
* Monetary donations accepted
The Community Thrift Store: 623 Valencia Street (near 17th Street). Donate your quality merchandise to this large second-hand emporium that supports nonprofits only. FSFACC gets a percentage of each purchase of one of your donated items, from designer shoes to TVs, books to toys, kitchen appliances to sports equipment. FSFACC's reference number is 120, so mention it when dropping off donations. (Note that the only vehicle access to the donation drop-off gate is going west on one-way Sycamore Alley, entered from Mission Street, at Sycamore and Valencia.)
The Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control (FSFACC), including its officers, partners and volunteers, will not furnish your name, contact information, payment information, postal address, e-mail address or other personal information to third parties without your specific permission.
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