The Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) was formed as a Joint Powers Agency and provides ‘around the clock’ animal care and control services for the residents of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Mountain View and Santa Clara. SVACA’s Joint Powers Agreement describes SVACA’s purpose and structure.
SVACA’s services and programs include the care of sick, injured, lost and abandoned companion animals, animal cruelty investigations, enforcement of animal laws, education and outreach programs, volunteer and foster programs, and much more.
We place all of our healthy and treatable animals as well as many of our unhealthy and untreatable animals from our cageless Animal Care Center located in Santa Clara which resulted in an overall live release rate of 94% in 2016.
Field operations began on July 1, 2001 and our state-of-the-art and cageless animal care center opened on November 14, 2006. The facility is also open to residents from throughout Santa Clara Valley and beyond who want to adopt animals, look for lost animals, or want to participate in educational programs. Our 17,000-square-foot facility can accommodate more than 150 cats, 50 dogs and assorted ‘other’ animals at any one time and features several unique animal areas.
- Kitty Kondos that allow cats to climb and get accustomed to roaming loose in rooms as they would in a house.
- Doggie Dens provide a homelike setting rather than confining the canines to cages or kennels.
- Indoor and outdoor dog play areas for exercise, behavior assessments, and getting acquainted with other dogs and potential owners.
- Low cost spay and neuter clinic to provide an affordable surgical option for the community.
SVACA’s Board of Directors and Staff strive to ensure the well-being of both animals and people through advocacy, education, and cost-effective yet efficient services by providing a superior level of care, compassion, and respect for all living things. You can better understand SVACA’s purpose by reviewing our mission statement and vision for the future.