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

Lily

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

Eddie

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

Mimi

Everyone knows that cats have nine lives. This is the story of seventeen year-old Mimi who has been testing that legend. Mimi was discovered by Ms. Chin Chi in 2001 living in a feral cat community of 30 plus cats in the Richmond District of San Francisco. She was a very small, frail looking cat with one obviously blind eye. They called her “little mommy” then as she regularly produced litters of kittens. Chin and her friends always made sure Continue Reading

Moses

On a bright, sunny day in August 2006 Matt, a 23-year-old USF college student, decided to check out the action at Serramonte Mall in Daly City. As he wandered around the mall he came upon the pet store.  In front were large aquariums filled with all sorts of tropical fish, next were the parrots, parakeets and canaries, behind them more aquariums containing snakes and lizards and at the very back, behind a large glass window were a dozen kennels each Continue Reading

Junior & Churris

Here’s the story: Cesar was about to take the laundry downstairs but Junior and Churris were horsing around in the hallway. He told them to stop but they continued until Churris accidently bumped Junior and down the stairs he fell. A trip to the ER confirmed a broken leg, a surgeon was called, the fracture was repaired and Junior went home a chastised and hopefully wiser child. And Cesar’s medical insurance paid most of the costs. In reality Junior and Continue Reading