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Our History

The following chronicles some of SVACA’s milestones. Please visit our Facebook page to learn more about our history.
PushpinWe've Grown
On November 21, 2013, the Board of Directors celebrated the opening of Kitty and Canine Coves; our new dog and cat adoption areas! We’ll now be able to help even more animals who need us.
Posted Date: 11/21/2013
PushpinMountain View Joins SVACA
Animal services to the City of Mountain View's residents and their animals began on November 2, 2012. SVACA is honored to care for their animals and look forward to helping their residents resolve animal control matters.
Posted Date: 11/2/2013
PushpinMaddie’s Fund Lifesaving Award
In recognition and support for achieving a 100% adoption guarantee for all healthy shelter dogs and cats for two years (2010 and 2011), Maddie's Fund® awarded a $1.04M Community Lifesaving Award to WeCARE, a coalition of six organizations in Santa Clara County, California.
Posted Date: 10/1/2013
PushpinThe Birth of Friends of SVACA
Caryn Linn, President of Friends of SVACA, recently wrote an article for Bay Woof about the founding of the nonprofit group that diligently works to help SVACA’s animals.
Posted Date: 4/1/2010
PushpinSVACA Receives Safety Award
The Special District Risk Management Authority (SDRMA) Board of Directors selected SVACA as the SDRMA Workers’ Compensation - small member recipient of the McMurchie Excellence in Safety Award for 2009.
Posted Date: 9/1/2009
Pushpin49ers Help the Animals!
Hundreds joined SVACA, Friends of SVACA, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), and the San Francisco 49ers for a calendar release party. 49ers players signed autographs, CCI gave demonstrations, and funds were raised for the animals! Watch the 49ers produced video.
Posted Date: 8/1/2009
PushpinFormer SVACA Dog Stars in Major Motion Picture, HOTEL FOR DOGS
A dog adopted from SVACA's Animal Care Center in September 2007, stars as “Friday” in Hotel for Dogs.
Posted Date: 6/1/2009
PushpinPaws for a Cause
The City of Santa Clara Youth Commission held a Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Night benefit on January 30, 2009 at the Santa Clara Senior Center.
Posted Date: 1/30/2009
PushpinProgressive Shelters Make All the Difference
Dan Soszynski, SVACA's Executive Director, recently wrote an article for Bay Woof magazine.
Posted Date: 11/1/2008
PushpinDog and Cat Days of Summer
We held a late summer event in an effort to provide much needed low cost services to all animal guardians in our area. 129 total animals received care, 81 received microchips, and a total of 198 vaccinations were administered.
Posted Date: 9/30/2008
PushpinAnnual Adoptathon Results in Record Adoptions
On May 3, 2008, we held our second annual adoptathon, Celebrate Companion Animals, in conjunction with the North Shore Animal Rescue League.
Posted Date: 5/3/2008
PushpinSVACA Animal Care Center Celebrates Birthday
On November 14, 2007, the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of the opening of its state-of-the-art cageless Animal Care Center.
Posted Date: 11/14/2007
PushpinLow Cost Spay-Neuter Clinic to Open
On November 7, 2007, SVACA will be opening a low cost spay/neuter clinic for the residents of Campbell, Monte Sereno and Santa Clara.
Posted Date: 7/7/2007
PushpinCelebrate Companion Animals is a Smashing Success
On May 5, 2007, we held our first annual adoptathon, Celebrate Companion Animals, in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Tails Pet Magazine and the North Shore Animal Rescue League.
Posted Date: 5/5/2007
PushpinGrand Opening
On December 2, 2006, SVACA held a Grand Opening Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Animal Care Center. Hundreds of folks attended the event.
Posted Date: 12/2/2006
PushpinNew Animal Care Center Open
Our new Animal Care Center opened on Tuesday, November 14, to provide licensing, field services and homeless animal sheltering to the residents of three cities - Campbell, Monte Sereno and Santa Clara.
Posted Date: 11/14/2006
PushpinConstruction Begins
On March 10, 2006, SVACA held a Construction Launch Ceremony to celebrate the “ground breaking” of the new Animal Care Center.
Posted Date: 3/10/2006
Mutts and Mocha!
Join SVACA staff for Mutts and Mocha at the Mountain View Peet's!
Posted Date: 6/12/2015
85 Adoptions at Maddie's Pet Adoption Days!
Lucas and eighty-four other animals were adopted at Maddie's Pet Adoption Days!
Posted Date: 6/4/2015