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Help Sick, Injured, Lost & Abandoned

The operations budget for the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority comes from the four cities we serve: Campbell, Monte Sereno, Mountain View and Santa Clara. Additional funding from donations by individuals, businesses and organizations allows us to extend our reach into the community and help more animals to be happy, healthy companions. There are several giving options for donors to consider which include our sponsorship program, donating to our assistance fund, or donating items from our wish list. No matter what you choose, all support our mission and vision for the future and are 100% tax deductible. SVACA’s Tax ID is 77-0574936.

Animal Assistance Fund

Donations to the Animal Assistance Fund may be used to expand services such as specialized veterinary care to rehabilitate sick and injured animals and give them a "second chance." Here are the stories of animals who benefited from SVACA's services and the Animal Assistance Fund.

Miracle's Second Chance

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Many animals receive their second chance at life, but we’d like to tell you the story of one lucky little kitten with a truly miraculous story of survival. A Good Samaritan, enjoying a warm spring day, saw a tiny orange kitten fall, quite literally, from the sky! The terrified newborn, only a day or two old, had fallen from the grasp of a bird of prey flying overhead. This tiny fighter was admitted to SVACA’s Animal Care Center and carefully treated for multiple puncture wounds and bruising on her tiny body. A loving foster parent nursed her through the healing process by diligently bottle-feeding her every two to four hours through the night and, of course, providing a ton of TLC. The tiny but mighty Miracle blossomed into an extraordinary kitten; full of personality and spunk, sprinkled with fun and mischief! Her new mom is smitten and we completely understand why!


Penelope the Pirate Kitty

Penelope in sink

Penelope the Pirate Kitty, as her adoptive family fondly calls her, came to SVACA as a teeny kitten, a beautiful dilute calico, barely more than four weeks old. This pint-sized feline, in her very short life, somehow sustained trauma to her right eye; her cornea was punctured. Thin, dehydrated and showing signs of upper respiratory infection, our medical team to ok quick action, treating her with a course of antibiotics and lots of supportive care. Our veterinarian made the tough decision that Penelope’s eye could not be saved. But fear not, our little fighter made a miraculous recovery and healed remarkably well after surgery, spending the next several weeks in foster care. Fast forward to the present: Sweet Penelope is now living the good life with her new family, who couldn’t be happier that they chose this special kitten. She’s playful, precocious and adored, as all pets should be!


Fabulous Fuzz Finds Friendship

FuzzFuzz, a very special canine, recently benefited from the Animal Assistance Fund. He was rescued from the streets by a SVACA Animal Control Officer and sheltered by our caring staff as we looked for his owners. Unfortunately, no one ever came to look for him. During his stay, staff noticed he walked with a limp. SVACA’s Medical Staff diagnosed him with degenerative joint disease in the right hip and a surgical procedure was performed. After his surgery here at SVACA, he headed into foster care where he quickly acclimated to life at home. He was monitored closely by SVACA’s Veterinarians and all were impressed by his progress. He was made available for adoption and was adopted at SVACA’s Annual Adoptahon. Thanks to the Animal Assistance Fund, Fuzz received a second chance at life!

Jingle's Journey

Jingle was only about three months old when he was found wandering the streets of Santa Clara. Luckily, he found his way into the loving arms of our kind staff and volunteers. Our staff quickly observed that he did not use his front left leg and a veterinarian determined he had suffered some type of trauma that was never treated. Even with his injury, Jingle was a very sweet little guy who showered his love on anyone he met. Surgery was performed and within a few days he was bopping around faster than ever! It was only a matter of time before the right forever family came along and adopted him.

Lily's New Life 

LilyLily, a sweet canine, was found wandering the streets of Santa Clara and found her way into the loving arms of our compassionate staff. Staff immediately noticed a large mass on her chest.  After no one came to look for her, Lily was readied for adoption and at that time additional smaller masses were found.  She underwent three surgeries to remove the masses and recovered in the luxury of a foster home.  Her foster family fell in love with her and Lily started her new life with them. 

Francesca Found Her Forever Family

FranFrancesca came to SVACA with a broken leg. We believed this amazing cat deserved a second chance to find a new family and with the help of funding from the Animal Assistance Fund, our medical team surgically repaired her leg. She then spent several weeks in the care of a foster home while she recuperated. When she was fully healed, she returned to SVACA to find her forever family. She stayed with us for over a year until that special day came when she was adopted.

Fredo Frolics

FredoFredo had an unfortunate summer as he had escaped from his former owner's home, was hit by a car and severely injured his hip. He was taken to a veterinarian but his owner did not provide the necessary treatment. A short time later, he again wandered away from home, bad hip and all. Luckily, a Good Samaritan found him and brought him to SVACA where we were able to provide proper care and treatment with the help from donors who gave generously to SVACA's Animal Assistance Fund. Dr. Kureshi and the caring staff at Cupertino Animal Hospital surgically repaired his hip. After spending three weeks in a foster home, he was quickly adopted into his new forever home. Amazingly enough, Fredo kept his sweet and friendly disposition throughout his long journey.

Keeping the Faith

FaithFaith was a special girl who had an unfortunate beginning before coming to SVACA. Her leg was badly broken in her last home and for some reason she was never taken to a veterinarian. Somehow she strayed from her former home and was found by a caring person who brought her to SVACA where she received much needed care and medical attention. Her previous owners never did come and look for her so Dr. Kureshi of Cupertino Animal Hospital generously donated his time to care for her. The Animal Assistance Fund was used to cover expenses. Faith was then cared for in a foster home until she could get back on her feet. She was soon returned to SVACA and, after only a few days in the adoption gallery, quickly found her new forever family!

Trinity’s Story

TrinityTrinity was one lucky gal who received a "second chance." Animal Control Officer Morris investigated a complaint of children abusing a small dog in Santa Clara and found a Chihuahua with a broken leg that had been left untreated. The owner decided to surrender the dog as she had only recently acquired her and admittedly could not provide the required care.  Trinity's leg had been so badly injured so long ago that it had to be surgically removed. Dr. Kureshi of Cupertino Animal Hospital generously donated his time and performed the surgery. The Animal Assistance Fund was used to cover surgical expenses. Trinity quickly recovered from the surgery and was adopted into a loving home! Due to the many folks who have donated to the Animal Assistance Fund, Trinity has truly received a "second chance" at life.

SVACA Animal Care Center Sponsorship Program

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Sponsor -plaque

Our Animal Care Center Sponsorship Program provides a great opportunity for families, community groups and companies to support and help care for animals in need. For a sponsorship donation the sponsor/donor will receive an engraved plaque displaying the sponsor’s family/company name and placed over/in a designated room of your choice.

You can sponsor a room as an individual or family, give a sponsorship to a friend as a gift for a special occasion, in the name of a company or community organization, in honor of a pet or as a memorial to a pet. Plaques will be installed within approximately 30 days of receipt and remain posted for twelve months after installation.

Types of sponsorships include adoption rooms such as a Doggie Den or Kitty Kondo for one year at $500 or three years at $1,200. Additionally, larger spaces such as our Barking Lot (outdoor dog exercise area) are available for one year at $5,000 or three years for $12,000. Please download our application for the complete list.

Ready to sponsor? Please complete the application and submit your donation to the following address.

SVACA – Sponsorship Program
3370 Thomas Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054



All sponsorships are tax deductible and will directly benefit the animals in our care. If you need more information, please contact us at

Chubz Fund

It is difficult for someone who loves animals to think about the ways that people can be cruel to dogs and cats. It is incomprehensible, but it happens.

Chubz was one of three cats who were set on fire by two teenagers in 2001. Two of the cats died immediately, but Chubz clung to life for two days before being euthanized because of the extent of his injuries.

The juveniles were charged with felony arson and cruelty to animals, but it was the story of Chubz and his heroic battle to live that captured the attention of the community. People wanted to contribute in any way they could to try to prevent future incidents of cruelty and to take care of animals who are victimized by the inhumanity of humans. The Chubz Fund was created to meet these goals.

Where Do I Send My Donation?

Donations of any amount for either SVACA Fund are greatly needed and appreciated:

Send your tax deductible contribution to:

SVACA – Animal Assistance Fund
3370 Thomas Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054


SVACA - Chubz Fund
3370 Thomas Road Santa Clara, CA 95054



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Wish List

In addition to financial donations, the SVACA Animal Care Center needs the following items to better care for our animal guests. Donations can be dropped-off at our center during normal business hours.  If you have any questions, please call contact us at Thank you in advance for helping SVACA's animals!


  • Science Diet dry dog and cat food 
  • Science Diet canned dog and cat food 
  • Compressed pine litter 
  • High quality soft dog, cat and rabbit treats 
  • Cat, dog an rabbit toys 
  • Towels 
  • Blankets for bedding 
  • High quality rabbit food
  • Cat play structures 
  • Breeder's Edge kitten formula      
  • Natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • Timothy hay for bunnies and guinea pigs      
  • Martingale collars
  • Disinfectant wipes (or any brand)
  • Hand sanitizer

You may also order items from our
amazon wish list

Thank you for helping the animals of our community!

SVACA COVID-19 Relief Fund and Companion Animal Cupboard

This program assists pet owners experiencing financial hardship by providing food, supplies and/or spay/neuter, microchip and vaccination services to dogs and cats at no cost to you. The program exists to keep families and their companion animals together through difficult times. Our hope is that a program such as this will help to decrease stress for families who love and care for their Companion animals.

The Companion Animal Cupboard is available to all family residents of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Mountain View and Santa Clara experiencing financial hardship. 

Wish List

  • Good quality cat or dog food canned or kibble  (unopened bags only please)
  • Good quality cat or dog treats
  • Kitty litter
  • Cat or dog beds
  • Cat or dog toys
  • Cat play structures
  • Flea and tick medication

You may also purchase items directly from wish lists on Amazon, Target or Walmart (coming soon!) and have items shipped directly to SVACA.

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