Celebrating a Year of Lifesaving

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It’s the new year and we’re super excited to share some of our biggest highlights from 2021. It was another incredible lifesaving year, with nearly 6,000 animals finding forever homes. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking you through some of the happiest adoption stories from 2021. Fino Fino first came to us from a Central Valley shelter through our Regional … Read More

A Tale of Three Puppies

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We all know puppies are adorable. Wiggly. Cuddly. The most fun. But puppies are also incredibly vulnerable in shelters. They require an immense amount of time, medical care, and socialization. They’re very susceptible to disease. Their lives are incredibly fragile, and it can be a huge undertaking for a shelter to care for them. At HSSV, we are fortunate enough … Read More

Saving Hope

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The 3-month-old puppy’s face was swollen and huge. She had bite wounds across her neck and face, and was unable to move her neck. Her ear canal was ruptured, and she was clearly in pain. We weren’t sure what her future would look like, but we were determined to do everything we could for this sweet puppy. We had transported … Read More

A Day in the Life of Rescue

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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

Making Photo Magic

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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

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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