New Dog Adoption Kennel
For Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
In 2014, the Hind Foundation granted $300,000 to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society to help complete their dog adoption kennel building. This kennel was the final portion of the organization’s new, much larger, adoption center and spay/neuter clinic. This new facility more than doubles capacity, accommodating up to 60 adoptable cats, offering 48 indoor/outdoor dog adoption kennels, and providing two operating tables, two prep tables, and twice as many animal recovery cages.
Prior to the completion of this new facility, overcrowding in the Santa Maria Animal Center shelter was severe and animals were often euthanized due to lack of space. The new ammenities will dramatically increase the number of animals SMVHS will be able to transfer in from the Santa Maria Animal Center to relieve overcrowding.
No Kill Status
The additional kennel space is paramount to saving lives. The upgraded infrastructure provides Santa Barbara County with the opportunity to reach “no kill” status.
|Area of Funding: Plant & Wildlife Restoration|
|Type of Funding: Standard Grant|
|Amount Funded: $300,000|
|Year Funded: 2014|
|Year Completed: 2014|
|About the Organization|
|Santa Maria Valley Humane Society|
|1687 W. Stowell Road|
|Santa Maria, CA 93458|
The mission of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society is to provide quality, compassionate care for animals, address animal overpopulation, and enhance the human and animal bond.