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.

New $10 Million Multi-Year Investment in Humane Society Silicon Valley from the Detkin Family

We’re excited to share the news! HSSV has received our largest donation to date – a multi-year investment of $10 million from Michelle Oates Detkin & Peter Detkin. In honor of our donors, we’ve renamed our facility the Peter Detkin and Michelle Oates Detkin Animal Community Center. The Detkin family donation will help ensure individuals with pets can receive the access to care they need to keep their animals happy & healthy for years to come.

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Preparing Your Pet for the Post Pandemic Transition

Preparing to return to work or school? Our Chief of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Cristie Kamiya, has tips for how to prepare your pet for life after the pandemic.

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In-Person Adoptions Resume

HSSV President Kurt Krukenberg was interviewed by CBS SF about adoptions and other programs and services that have recently reopened in person. Watch the interview to learn more about our current adoption process and other services!

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Puppies Take Flight

We’re no stranger to adorable baby animals. After all, we rescue approximately 4,000 puppies and kittens each year. But this month we reached new heights of cute when we sent a plane to rescue fourteen puppies in need of care, flying them from Colorado to our Peter Detkin and Michelle Oates Detkin Animal Community Center.

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Newsletters 2021

Holiday 2021 Edition

Top Stories:

  • Giving Fino a Brighter Future
  • A Place to Find Healing – and a New Home
  • A Forever Family That Was Meant to Be
  • Determined to Make a Difference
  • Bringing Out Her Sweet Side
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Winter 2021 Edition

Top Stories:

  • Pepper’s Path to Peace
  • Hope Takes Flight
  • The Art of Healing
  • Saving Grace
  • From Hedges to Houses
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Fall 2021 Edition

Top Stories:

  • Protecting a Special Bond
  • Dolce’s Journey from Tragedy to Joy
  • Peace of Mind for Sasha
  • This Bandit Stole Her Heart
  • Andre’s Route to Recovery
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