Laylee’s Incredible Transformation

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After a few days, Laylee was sent to a foster home to continue her treatment. They worked on getting her skin feeling better, as well as putting some much-needed weight on her. Laylee thrived in her foster home. She was thrilled to have their resident dog around to play with, and even showed how respectful and sweet she could be … Read More

From Wild Child to Baby Chick Mama

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  2-year-old HSSV alum Biko almost never stops moving. She’s a wild child who prefers to spend her time running, fetching, and romping with other dogs. HSSV’s graphic designer, Michelle, adopted Biko in 2018 (you can see some of Michelle’s amazing work on our mobile spay/neuter clinic and rescue vans). “If I had to describe Biko, I’d say she’s the … Read More

The Small Dog Whisperer

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Darci, one of our Behavior Associates, is affectionately known as the “small dog whisperer” around HSSV. Small dogs, especially shy or fearful ones, flock toward her gentle, calming personality. “Darci has been an amazing addition to the behavior team because of her natural ability to be calm and earn the trust of our small fearful canines. She has a natural … Read More

A Second Chance for a Special Cat

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Despite the pain he was clearly in, Mr. Pipp was affectionate. He purred, arched his back, and leaned into pets from the staff in our medical center. But he was clearly injured. The young tuxedo cat’s pelvis was fractured and his hind leg was injured. He walked extremely carefully on his back legs, feeling the pain with every step. Soon … Read More

Winnie: A Story of Dedication

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It was Tuesday, the day after the first shelter-in-place mandate arrived in the Bay Area. We were scrambling to quickly suspend most of our services, reassign some of our staff to animal care duties, and find foster homes for the animals in our shelter. And then we got the call. One of our shelter rescue partners in the area needed … Read More

Celebrating 25 Years of Maddie’s Fund

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This year, Maddie’s Fund celebrates 25 years of helping homeless pets and advancing the animal welfare sector. By partnering with shelters, rescues, and other animal welfare organizations all over the country, they have helped advance the sector as a whole and increase lifesaving. We’re so grateful to be a Maddie’s Fund partner, and to work closely with them to save … Read More

A Big Blog Update on Fire Efforts

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Our hearts are with the people and animals who have been affected by the fires in Butte County. This disaster was devastating, and though the fires are officially out, hundreds of animals remain in the fire-affected area, homeless and needing care. Temporary shelters have been set up to house these animals, and organizations from all over the country are pitching in … Read More

24 Hours of Livesaving

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It has been a week, to say the least. Sunday, 6pm:  A shelter to the north asked to borrow one of our transport vans. They had been asked to help transport and house animals from a shelter that needed to evacuate due to the fires, but didn’t have a large enough van.Sunday, 8pm:A few of our staff members headed up … Read More

The Skinny On Model Shelter: Where The Rubber Meets The Road

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You probably have questions. We keep talking about this Model Shelter thing. What is a Model Shelter? Why are we so proud to be the first Model Shelter in the country? What does this have to do with all the fuzznuggets and snugglemuffins you guys are so used to seeing on our social media?   Aforementioned poopies/snugglemuffins. Relax, friends. We … Read More