Humane Society Silicon Valley is the world’s first model shelter. We not only make it our mission to save animals, we do so with an eye to the future, providing innovative service and standards of care to serve both people and animals.
Creating a Path Forward, Together
“When I first stepped into my new role as HSSV president in January 2020, I was thrilled to execute on the organization’s impressive strategic initiatives. But when COVID hit in March, many of those plans came to a screeching halt. What came next was a quick introduction to HSSV’s amazing community and how they stepped up to help us navigate this challenging time and save lives.” -Kurt Krukenberg
During the day, Diane Foxen is a neonatal nurse working on the front lines. By night, she fosters some of our most vulnerable kittens. We’re so grateful for Diane for her work, and she’s grateful for the joy her kittens bring her. “These little kittens have been my heroes,” she says.See her on ABC7 News
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle at98.1 The Breeze talked with our President Kurt Krukenberg about how HSSV is providing help during the pandemic, and how you can help, too.Listen to the Interview
An article in the Silicon Valley Voice covered our new virtual adoption process, how we have been impacted by COVID-19, and how our community can help give back to shelter animals during this time.Read the article
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KTVU Fox 2, Even a Superhero Needs a Hero
Silicon Valley Voice, Humane Society Silicon Valley open for online adoptions
Association of Shelter Veterinarians Newsletter, Humane Society Silicon Valley’s Journey to Completing the Guidelines – by Dr. Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine
Mercury News, Are Some Feral Cats Faking It?
BARK Magazine, Guiding Animal Shelters to a Higher Standard
Humane Society of the United States Animal Sheltering Magazine, Model Behavior: Humane Society Silicon Valley reaches a milestone by meeting ‘model shelter’ standards, featuring Dr. Kamiya, Carol Novello and UC Davis’ Dr. Hurley
Humane Society of the United States Animal Sheltering Magazine, Not your mother’s animal shelter: After decades of innovation, sheltering has progressed far beyond its ‘dog pound’ roots
Mercury News, What to do if you find abandoned kittens in your yard
Gentry Magazine: Pets & Their People, Freedom Fighter
Santa Clara Weekly, HSSV is Setting the Standard, Named Nation’s First Model Shelter
ASPCA Pro Million Cat Challenge Webinar Series, Cat Portals: A Tale of Two Shelters
Mercury News, Humane Society celebrates its ‘model’ achievement
NBC Bay Area (KNTV), “Model Shelter” Award for Humane Society Silicon Valley
Maddie’s Fund: Chew on This, Why animal welfare organizations should fail fast and often, leverage volunteers and make data driven decisions – interview with Carol Novello
Asia Pacific with Robert Handa on NBC Bay Area, Interviews with Dr. Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine:
KQED Forum, Pet Adoption with Carol Novello & Dr. Delmasso