You probably think of us as the shelter on Murphy Avenue in San Martin. But did you know we can be everywhere from rural south county to the Stanford University campus? Our rescue mission is mobile, taking us wherever in our service area there are animals in need.
Picking up lost dogs, hustling a stray bull off the highway, freeing a buck with its rack caught in a hammock, busting illegal rodeos where animals are endangered, taking in exotic birds when their home burns down, rescuing 80 cats trapped in a Winnebago, investigating a neglected pony, reuniting people and pets when disaster strikes — our dedicated animal services officers do it all. And soon they will have a modern home base to work from.
Our future animal center will support rescue work as never before, providing officers with access 24/7. Our animal holding area will have separate spaces for 110 cats and 60 dogs, including special hold areas for victims of neglect and cruelty. A 2,500-square-foot barn with 10 stalls, plus a pasture, will support horses, goats, pigs, sheep, and other large livestock. Community space will advance our mission to educate people about animal care. And when someone surrenders a pet, that animal will find safe haven in an environment built to modern, life-saving shelter standards.