Humane Society of Silicon Valley: City of Milpitas
$20,000,000 tax- exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds and $5,000,000 Borrower funds for the construction and equipping of a regional animal community center.
With CEDA’s assistance, the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) constructed and equipped a one-of-a kind center intended to chart a new path in animal welfare that will help shift emphasis from sheltering homeless pets to cultivating a community center with the whole range of human and animal related services.
The Humane Society (one of the largest humane animal care organizations on the West Coast) is an independent, non-profit animal shelter that provides a comprehensive program of adoptions, animal care, education outreach, animal behavior help line and an affordable medical center for spay/neuter, vaccinations, animal testing and microchips. The Humane Society provides emergency treatment for all animals and offers humane, compassionate euthanasia when all other efforts fail. The Humane Society’s 50-year old location was inadequate to handle the demands of a regional animal care facility. Since its founding in 1929, the HSSV has found homes for more than 500,000 animals. The Humane Society Silicon Valley currently has approximately 65 employees, 700 volunteers and 30,000 donors.
The new facility will feature
• adoption galleria with homelike habitats for dogs, cats, and rabbits;
• boarding facility;
• on-site dog park, training center, pet store and education center;
• medical center for spay-neuter; and
• veterinary hospital.