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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