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

Featured Stories

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 Milpitas Animal Community Center.

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Newsletters 2021

Winter 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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Fall 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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