Field Trip: Give a Dog a Bone
|Corinne Dowling of Give a Dog a Bone sweet talks a kenneled pooch. MARK ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY|
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.