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Mission Statement

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About Us: Mission StatementThe mission of the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) is 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. SVACA’s dedicated, passionate and enlightened Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Committee, volunteers and staff accomplish our mission by enforcing animal control laws, offering progressive programs and services, promoting responsible and humane guardianship, investigating cruelty and abuse, and operating a warm, inviting and state-of-the-art animal care center that encourages the community to participate and help us foster life-long relationships between residents and their animal companions.

Our Vision of the Future

  • We envision the day when all residents, their property and neighborhood will be safe from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible animal owners.
  • We envision the day when animals will not suffer because of human abuse, neglect or ignorance and will be valued as true companions.
  • We envision the day when every companion animal born will be assured of a forever home and live a full life free from suffering.
  • We envision the day when the entire community embraces the spaying and neutering of companion animals and wholeheartedly assists us in ending the unnecessary euthanasia of our beloved animal friends.
  • We believe success will be ours when no animal is euthanized except those for who euthanasia is an escape from suffering or necessary for the safety of people and other animals.
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