Animal Services Newsletter
MAY 2021
Celebrate Moms (Pet Moms Too) This Mother’s Day with A Unique, Once In A Lifetime Gift - Pave the way to a better future for animals by purchasing a dedication brick in our new Animal Services Center. This world-class Center serves as a safe haven for lost and abandoned animals, a resource for pet owners, and a place to gather for our community. Truly a unique once-in-a-generation opportunity to be a part of, a tribute for animals and the love we share with them that will last for many years to come. For your tribute donation, you will be able to download customizable Mother's Day-themed e-cards for pet moms and every special woman in your life. Your generosity will help save many vulnerable animals and find them forever homes. 

Order Your Dedication Brick 
County of Santa Clara Awarded Grant for Sending Lost Pets Back to their Home - We are very excited to receive a $15,000 grant for registering with Petco Love Lost (formerly known as Finding Rover). Reuniting all lost pets with their parents is one of our main goals. With the help of Petco Love Lost app, your pet may not have to enter a shelter – saving us resources to focus on other pets in need – and bringing your baby back home. How it works: upload photos of your pet, if your pet is ever found by our officers or a community member, using facial recognition technology to search a nationwide database of found pets it quickly creates and shares lost pet alerts to Nextdoor, Facebook, email, and more. This app is free and protects our best friends should the unthinkable happen to a pet you love, know, or find. Download the app for yourself, and together, we can help bring all pets back home.

Petco Love Lost
We Appreciate You, Animal Control Officers - Our officers dedicate a tremendous amount of care, resources, and personal time to serve pets within Santa Clara County. With limited volunteers during the pandemic, officers have stepped in on their own time to provide our furry friends with enrichment and exercise, like taking our adoptable pets out for a much-needed refreshing hike at a local park before a work shift. Our officers demonstrate compassion, commitment, and courage every day to meet the Center’s mission - and more so this last year - we are forever grateful to you. On this particular day, these babies had a blast on their outdoor adventure; look at those faces!
Farewell and Goodluck Jeremy - With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Animal Services Center Operations Manager Jeremy Selbach, who is leaving the state to bring his talents to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Arizona. Jeremy dedicated many years to the County of Santa Clara Animal Services in various capacities- As an animal caretaker, administration, and Animal Control Officer before leading the Animal Services Center. Jeremy was extremely dedicated to the Agency’s life-saving work and staying on the cutting-edge of animal welfare by boldly implementing new programs to improve the lives of animals in the shelter, our community, and beyond. We wish Jeremy the best, and we know that he will do great things for pets in Maricopa County.
Say Hello to Subaru the Survivor - The Gilroy Police Department rescued this young man who was in very serious condition. Near-death on arrival, he was hit by a vehicle and suffered severe head injuries, a broken jaw, and nerve damage to his right front leg and right eye. In severe shock and his body temperature dangerously low, he was at risk of organ shut down. We stabilized him and kept him in ICU overnight. The following day, he was bright and alert. We proceeded to sedate him to wire his jaw back together and placed a feeding tube to allow it to heal; he began eating on his own within a few days and continued to recover every week. After four weeks, his right leg function returned! We were overjoyed to see him recover and come out of his shell to play with toys (when he didn’t know we were watching). Soon after his jaw wire was removed—we’re happy to report, his jaw has now fully healed. Although he is blind in the right eye, that doesn’t slow him down one bit. This little man will melt your heart with all he’s been through, come by and meet him!
Show Mother Earth Some Love - Animal companions can have an impact on our planet and just because Earth Day has passed doesn’t mean you and your pet need to stop making everyday earth day. With spring in full swing and the beautiful California weather, there are fun and simple ways to go green with your furry, scaled, or feathered friend. Spring cleaning? Your gently used items can go a long way in making shelter pets very happy. Email us pictures of any items you think we could use, and we'll let you know at Special celebration? Because our pets can’t buy presents, make an online donation. Gifts can be announced with a customizable e-card you can send your loved ones in time for Mother’s Day or any other celebration.  
Every Day is Earth Day
Spay and Neuter

You can give your pet a longer, healthier, and happier life by fixing them. Learn about the benefits of spay and neuter, including low-cost options available in your area. 

Spay and Neuter
Pet Licensing
The County requires dogs and cats to be licensed, which makes it an easy way to get your pets home if your furry loved ones ever become lost. Show you care and license them today!

Easy Licensing
The County of Santa Clara Animal Services Center is an open-intake shelter that accepts stray and abandoned domestic animals from the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County as well as the cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill. The ​Animal Services Center provides shelter to homeless pets, reunites lost pets with their families, facilitates pet adoption and provides volunteer opportunities for those looking for the opportunity to improve the lives of pets in our care.
Our Field Services Division investigates complaints of violations of State and County ordinances within the unincorporated areas of the County. We protect pets in the community by investigating animal cruelty and neglect complaints. Our mission is protect and improve the lives of people and animals in our County, and we count on the people of our community to help accomplish that goal.​
The County of Santa Clara Animal Services Newsletter is published by the 
Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency of the County of Santa Clara.
Animal Services is headquartered at
12370 Murphy Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046. (408) 686-3900.

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