What We Believe
You can give animals in our community more than a home.
You can give them a second chance for a better life.
But it’s bigger than that. By connecting an animal with someone who will love them forever, you create a relationship that will enrich both lives in countless ways. A single animal has the power to spread joy to endless people, and in turn, create a more loving community.
It is not easy, though. Behind every adoption, every new relationship forged, there is often a challenging journey. You can help build the path for this journey by supporting Humane Society Silicon Valley’s mission and programs that save and enhance lives. With your support, no animal has to be left behind.
TOGETHER, WE CAN PAINT A BETTER FUTURE™.
Over 23,000 companion animals enter Silicon Valley shelters annually. Most of these animals are homeless because they are abandoned, unwanted, or their owners are no longer able to care for them. Of these animals, nearly 5,000 lose their lives because they are not healthy when they enter a shelter. Saving these animals requires more resources than are currently available.
Humane Society Silicon Valley plays an invaluable role in finding solutions to end the homelessness of companion animals. We provide vital programs that pick up where the constraints of local government agencies leave off.
- We save 100% of all healthy animals in our care and 91% of all animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets) that come through our doors.
- We provide rehabilitation and extensive medical or behavioral treatment for 76% of the animals in our care, which frees up space in other shelters as we rescue animals that need additional time and care.
- We find — and help keep — loving homes for over 4,600 animals each year. 46% of these adoptions are done through our Neighborhood Adoption Centers.
- We currently perform and influence over 8,800 spay/neuter surgeries each year. Conservatively, these surgeries result in 13,200 fewer animals being born each year.
- Over 8,000 children, from kindergarten through 12th grade, participate annually in our education programs that enable social and emotional learning through interactions with animals. This includes over 2,000 economically disadvantaged children and at-risk youth — many with little prior exposure to animals.
Your support ensures that Humane Society Silicon Valley will always be a safety net for homeless animals in our community.