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Norma Fries

When Norma Fries retired in the summer of 2010, everyone wanted to know what she would do next. “Work on my art and volunteer at an animal shelter,” Norma replied. With the help of capable researchers, her former IBM colleagues, she... Continue Reading »

Debbie Vander Zwaag & Bill Johanson

Debbie Vander Zwaag and Bill Johanson were first introduced to Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) back in 1999 when they adopted a beautiful tuxedo kitty named Sophia. The cat is now 18 years old and the couple has added another cat (K-2) and... Continue Reading »

Cathy & Alex Mendez

Cathy and Alex Mendez have always loved animals. When they adopted their first puppy from a shelter, they knew from that moment on they would always dedicate a part of their lives to helping unwanted animals. After attending a Humane Society... Continue Reading »

Steven Simon

Steven Simon is an HSSV supporter from way back. He has adopted two cats and a dog from HSSV over the years, including his current kitty, Petra, a beautiful long-haired tortie who is now five. When HSSV’s Animal Community Center opened in... Continue Reading »

Michelle & Peter Detkin

In 2003, when Michelle and Peter Detkin’s children were young, and the family adopted a puppy they named Hershey from Humane Society Silicon Valley’s old campus in Santa Clara, they didn’t realize they would become so deeply... Continue Reading »

Cheryl Marquez

When we asked HSSV supporter Cheryl Marquez why she first became involved with HSSV, she said, “I have always loved animals and I believe their companionship can do so much for people. We have all heard wonderful stories about how animals... Continue Reading »

Neighborhood Adoption Center Match Complete

The Coyote Foundation's match has been completed, helping Humane Society Silicon Valley operate and sustain our three Neighborhood Adoption Centers in PetSmart Mountain View, Petco Sunnyvale, and Petco West San Jose. The Coyote Foundation matched... Continue Reading »

Regional Rescue Match

Campaign Co-Chairs Sue and John Diekman are generously offering to match donations of any amount to support Humane Society Silicon Valley’s (HSSV) Regional Rescue program up to $500,000. Dr. and Mrs. Diekman are pleased to present this match... Continue Reading »

Extended Care Match Fulfilled

A $500,000 match challenge for the Extended Care program has been completed, totaling over $1 million generated for this critical fund. Campaign Co-Chairs Sue and John Diekman issued the match for gifts and pledges of $25,000 or more, and are very... Continue Reading »

Campaign Co-Chairs Announced

Humane Society Silicon Valley is honored to have esteemed philanthropy leaders, Sue and John Diekman, as co-chairs for the Paint a Better Future™ comprehensive campaign. Sue and John are dedicated animal lovers who deeply care about giving... Continue Reading »

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