SVACA Once Again Achieves No-Kill Status
- ContactJanet Alexander
- Phone Number408.764.0360
SVACA’s Animal Care Center has come out on top once again with a record-breaking overall save rate of 94% of the animals it received in 2016. “Due to the hard work of our dedicated staff and volunteers, we’ve accomplished what few other comparable shelters have,” says Dan Soszynski, the center’s Executive Director. “As an ‘open door’ and cageless facility, we receive stray and owner-surrendered animals regardless of their physical condition or behavior status yet achieve an amazing save rate.” Of all the animals received in 2016, 97% of dogs, 92% of cats and 98% of ‘other’ animals (rabbits, hamsters, birds, reptiles, etc.) were saved. The increase in animals is largely attributed to the Center’s robust adoption and foster care programs, strong partnerships with animal rescue groups in the Bay Area and its trap/neuter/release program for community cats. These figures far exceed how “no kill” shelters are typically measured; whereby saving a minimum of 90% of all healthy and treatable animals. The collection and publication of this data is sponsored by Maddie’s Fund. SVACA has received grant funds from the foundation which are used to save lives and assist with some expenses associated with SVACA’s adoption program. More information can be found at www.maddiesfund.org. SVACA is a joint powers authority that provides animal care and control services to the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Mountain View and Santa Clara. In addition, all Bay Area residents are eligible to take advantage of SVACA’s programs including adoptions, low-cost spay/ neuter, volunteer and foster parent opportunities, humane education programs and more. To learn how you can help make a difference for animals, visit www.svaca.com or call 408.764.0344.