Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP) is a nonprofit organization committed to saving local at-risk shelter pets through rescue, community involvement, and education. SVPP partners with the San Jose Animal Care Center and TriCity Animal Shelter from which they rescue dogs and cats of all ages and breeds. The focus is on the most vulnerable pets at the shelter, particularly seniors and animals with special needs.
Over the past year, Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP) has seen an increase in the number of senior pets needing rescue at local shelters. These senior dogs are often surrendered to the shelter because their people cannot afford their medical care. The Grey Muzzle grant will help SVPP pay for the medical services these senior dogs deserve and require. The grant will help dogs like Buddy, an 11-year-old poodle mix who was surrendered to the San Jose Animal Care Center when his person could no longer care for him. Buddy is in SVPP foster care healing from ear and skin infections and will be getting dental care soon.