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Humane Society Silicon Valley
December 26, 2012

HSSV goes out of its way to make sure that baby cats and dogs get even more care and attention to help them along until they get loving adoptive homes. For example, HSSV has created a kitten nursery especially for underage kittens and nursing mama and babies to provide a safe environment for these babies to grow up before they’re big enough for adoption (we will be fostering babies this kitten season). They also have the P.U.P. Program, which I wasn’t aware of until I learned about it a year or so ago. In this program, if your cat or dog has a litter of babies, you can receive help finding homes for the babies through HSSV’s adoption program. HSSV will vaccinate, spay/neuter the babies and find them great homes, and not only that, HSSV will also spay mom for free! If that’s not a caring organization, I don’t know what is! It was through this program that I have come to know HSSV best, and through which my family and I had the most wonderful and special experience.
About a year ago during the holidays, our 15-year-old Australian cattle dog (the best dog in the world, I might add) was diagnosed with kidney failure and wasn’t expected to survive past the end of the year. With his daily treatments and frequent visits to the vet hospital, it was a really stressful time. It was also during this time that we brought home to “foster” a 12-week-old Chihuahua mix that was brought to HSSV through the P.U.P. program. Though we were apprehensive about bringing home a rambunctious little pup to a sick old dog, we were thrilled that this pup was destined to be adopted by a family member, and it was only supposed to be for a few days. So, we took the chance and brought home the pup. It was the best decision we could have ever made. Our old dog perked right up, appointed himself as chief puppy-raiser, and found a renewed sense of purpose. He had a reason to live, and it was his job to take care of this puppy. And, that he did. He took his new role as puppy boss very seriously. He also proved his veterinarians wrong and lived well past his expected life span. It was this puppy that came to us from an unwanted litter that kept our old sick dog alive for so long. Though our old dog has since passed, this little Chihuahua mix is still with us (we have adopted her) and continues to bring joy and happiness to our home on a daily basis. If it wasn’t for HSSV’s commitment to the community and if it wasn’t for the P.U.P. program, all this would never have happened. Our family will be forever grateful for such a wonderful experience and because of it we will always support the efforts of HSSV to continue providing much needed support to the community. Thank you, HSSV!

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Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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