A Day in the Life of Rescue

Alexandra BaggsCats, Dogs, News17 Comments

Most days, Matthew’s days start early. Veeeery early. As our Animal Transport Assistant, Matthew is a crucial part of our Rescue team. Two or three times weekly (and sometimes more!) he visits local shelters or makes the long trek to the Central Valley in one of our rescue vehicles to pick up large groups of animals from our partner shelters … Read More

A High-Rise For Hamsters

arianna.melahn@hssv.orgUncategorized6 Comments

In early September, a shelter in Fresno reached out to us asking if four of their hamsters could hitch a ride on our transport for the day. We didn’t know any background about them or if they were male or female, so we had to find a way to separate them. Our amazingly talented ACT, Dani, jumped in and built … Read More

Making Photo Magic

Alexandra BaggsAdopt, Dogs, Volunteers9 Comments

Getting amazing photos of adoptable animals can be a challenge. But luckily for us, we have an incredible group of photographers and assistants that are able to make magic happen. In honor of National Dog Photography Day on July 26, we’re so excited to introduce you to our dog photography Dream Team: photographer Ash and assistants Claudia and Roseli. If … Read More

A Special Delivery from Oklahoma

Alexandra BaggsDogs, News2 Comments

An important part of our mission is being there to help other shelters when they need it most. Whether it’s an organization in our own backyard, or a shelter states away, we are dedicated to helping shelters and their animals in need whenever we can, wherever they are. Last week, we were asked to be a part of a very … Read More

Mission Impawsible

arianna.melahn@hssv.orgUncategorized5 Comments

It’s not every day you find a pair of cats in your ceiling! Or in this case… rafters! Gemma (orange & white) & Frannie (grey tabby) wanted a taste of the world outside of holding. Bored of the confines of their own space, they decided to make a break for it, but how? After some searching, they found it. A … Read More

A Long Road for a Sweet Kitten

Alexandra BaggsUncategorized9 Comments

When the tiny kitten was brought to our medical center, she came with a traumatic backstory. Her and her sister had been found on the side of the road by an extremely caring man. Their mom had been hit by a car and passed away. Opal, as the kitten would be named, had an injury to her front right leg … Read More