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Review for Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, Burlingame, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

All the employees and volunteers have such a great passion for the welfare of animals.

As a volunteer in the kitten nursery for the last five years, I have seen 230 plus kittens adopted each year that would not have survived without the program. Some very small kittens are syringe fed by volunteers. Some of the kittens are only 2 weeks old. Three shifts a day tend to the needs of vulnerable kittens. Volunteers also foster at home which is coordinated by the program. Last year, 240 kittens found a home, were saved from being feral and were spayed.

There are also departments for wildlife which include exotic animals such as owls, hummingbirds and more.

The new building was designed for each department and makes a very pleasent place to visit and work.

The dog behavior area which has many dog adoption rooms with large glass windows and holds obedience classes is amazing. We are truly blessed that this building was funded and built.

Recently, 60 homeless animals were airlifted from Florida to San Mateo, CA to be cared for in the shelter. These animals would have been put down in Florida to make room for displaced animals with possible owners/families.The kitten nursery takes in kittens from other bay area shelters which do not have the ability to care for them.

The shelter takes care of many animals that have to be quarantined including the Florida animals which carry diseases not found in California. Once passing quarantine these animals will find homes.

The philosophy is that every healthy animal will be cared for throughout its life. Some cats have been here for 10 plus years.

If you are in the area, come by and see the dedicated staff and volunteers with these well cared for animals year round. The kitten nursery is on the second floor May-September/October.

I have adopted 3 cats here. Two, Pepper and Ginger, lived to be 19 years old, and Mew inspired me to volunteer at the shelter, so I am a client and volunteer.

Role:  Volunteer