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Field Trip: Give a Dog a Bone

Corinne Dowling of Give a Dog a Bone sweet talks a kenneled pooch. MARK ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY
The organization: Give a Dog a Bone

Year established: 1999


Resources: One founding member/primary dog handler, 12 volunteers

The mission: Each year, 300 to 400 dogs wind up in municipal protective custody at San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SF/ACC) because their registered owners have been charged with animal cruelty, evicted, hospitalized, or incarcerated. Corinne Dowling, a volunteer with SF/ACC, started Give a Dog a Bone with the goal of improving the quality of life for dogs in protective city custody.

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