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Mountain View's Switch to New Animal Care Provider Effective Nov. 12

The new contract would save Mountain View money and give the city more control.

Animal control services for the City of Mountain View transfered from Palo Alto Animal Services to the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) on Nov. 12, officials reminded residents.

The Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority is a joint powers authority operated by a partnership between Campbell, Monte Sereno and Santa Clara as well as Mountain View.

Mountain View officials said the new contract was more cost effective and provides more control over services than the current contract with the City of Palo Alto. In addition, it would handle some services previously provided by local police.

The SVACA provides participating cities help with injured, lost and abandoned companion animals, animal cruelty investigations, enforcement of animal laws, education and outreach programs, volunteer programs, and so much more. They place all of their healthy and treatable animals from our cageless Animal Care Center located in Santa Clara.

What does this mean?

• Mountain View residents will no longer call or go to the Palo Alto Animal Services Shelter to receive animal control and care services.

• SVACA will now respond to animal control calls in Mountain View, to include rescuing animals in distress to providing stray animals with emergency veterinary care, and provide animal shelter services, to include a spay and neuter clinic.

Where is SVACA?

• SVACA is located at 3370 Thomas Road, Santa Clara, off of Montague Expressway near US Highway 101 in Santa Clara.

How do I learn more about SVACA?

• Residents may visit the SVACA website at www.svaca.com.

• Residents can visit the Friends of SVACA website at www.friendsofsvaca.org.

• Residents can visit the shelter in Santa Clara.

• Residents can call SVACA at 408-764-0344 during normal business hours.
          
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