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Read about Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) in the news! HSSV always has something going on for the public to enjoy and we’re on a mission to save even more animals in need. Check out our latest stories in the media.

News & Media

Humane Society Silicon Valley’s Journey to Completing the Association of Shelter Veteranians (ASV) Guidelines

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Guiding Animal Shelters To A Higher Standard, August 2018

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Humane Society Silicon Valley reaches a milestone by meeting ‘model shelter’ standards, July 2018

The Humane Society of the United States interviewed Carol Novello, our president, and Cristie Kamiya, our chief of shelter medicine, along with ASV guidelines co-author Kate Hurley (director of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program), about HSSV’s achievement and what other shelters can learn from it.

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Getting the Most Out of Shelter Medicine Webinar, December 2015

Dr. Cristie Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine, and Carol Novello, President of the Humane Society Silicon Valley, discuss a comprehensive look at the benefits of giving a veterinarian a policy-making role in shelter operations, and how to make the transition work.

The on-demand version of this webcast is now available. Register to watch the webinar.

Post Maddie's Pet Adoption Days Coverage, June 2014

"Humane Society Silicon Valley nearly empty its shelter" - San Jose Mercury News, Animal Life Blog

"Happy days for 240 cats & dogs thanks to Humane Society of Silicon Valley" - Real Estate Front Lines Blog

Other June clips

"The Chihuahua Project" - Modern Dog Magazine Blog

With funding from PetSmart Charities, totaling $200,000, Humane Society Silicon Valley partnered with San Jose Animal Care Center (SJACC) to offer free spay/neuter services for Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes to owners living in the 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122, and 95127 zip codes.

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Carol Novello’s “Humane Side of Silicon Valley” Blog with Heidi Roizen, May 2014

"Communication, Friendship, and Respect: A Conversation on Pets with Heidi Roizen, Venture Capitalist" -

Other May Clips

"Exotic Bird Domestication Creates Epidemic of Abuse, Abandonment" - Metro Silicon Valley

"It’s getting hot, so don’t leave pets, children unattended in locked cars" - Los Gatos Weekly-Times

Maddie's Pet Adoption Days Coverage, May 2014

"Adopt a furry friend for free May 31-June 1" - Willow Glen Resident, Almaden Resident, Rose Garden Resident, Cambrian Resident

"Get ready for a weekend of free love" - San Jose Mercury News, Animal Life Blog

San Jose Mercury News

Other May 2014 Clips

The Fur Ball Recap, April 2014

"'The Fur Ball,' Raises Record-Breaking Funds" -

"Big Success for the Humane Society Silicon Valley" - San Jose Mercury News, Animal Life Blog

Other April 2014 Clips

"Kitten, Puppy Videos Give Humane Society Silicon Valley A Viral Adoption Advantage" - CBS San Francisco

Guest Blog Post: Wisdom Has Gone to the Dogs by Carol Novello, February 2014

"Wisdom has Gone to the Dogs", San Jose Mercury News Animal Life Blog

Other January 2014 Clips

"Social media finds lost dog" - San Jose Mercury News Animal Life Blog  

Home for the Holidays Promotion, December 2013

"Adoption fees in Silicon Valley for adult cats and dogs are just $12 during December" - San Jose Mercury News San Jose Neighborhood News

San Jose Mercury News, Joan Morris

"Shelters launch Home for the Holidays" - San Jose Mercury News, Campbell Shorts

"Shelters reducing fees for adult pet adoptions" - San Jose Mercury News, Saratoga

"'Home for the Holidays': Adopt a pet for $12" - Morgan Hill Times


Humane Society Silicon Valley response to Palo Alto Animal Services' Request for Proposal, February 2016

Letter to City of Palo Alto