Miracle's Second Chance
It’s truly hard to believe another year is quickly coming to an end; we have so much to be thankful for in 2017! We are very proud that, with help from compassionate animal lovers like you, SVACA saved 95% of the animals that came through our doors! As an “open door” center, that is a truly amazing number but it didn’t come without a lot of hard work. We are honored to have been voted the “Best Shelter for the South Bay/Peninsula” by Bay Woof Magazine in 2017 and promise to continue living up to these high standards!
This spring, we launched a new kitten socialization program called Happy Meower, which was developed as an in-house facet of our Foster Care Program. Volunteers are trained to work with unsocial kittens with the hope they will become happy companion animals. Our new program is a natural evolution to further increase positive outcomes for our community animals and we’re delighted to tell you our first season has been wildly successful!
Many animals received their second chance at life, but we’d like to tell you the story of one lucky little kitten with a truly miraculous story of survival. A Good Samaritan, enjoying a warm spring day, saw a tiny orange kitten fall, quite literally, from the sky! The terrified newborn, only a day or two old, had fallen from the grasp of a bird of prey flying overhead. This tiny fighter was admitted to SVACA’s Animal Care Center and carefully treated for multiple puncture wounds and bruising on her tiny body. A loving foster parent nursed her through the healing process by diligently bottle-feeding her every two to four hours through the night and, of course, providing a ton of TLC. Armed with her new name this tiny but mighty Miracle blossomed into an extraordinary kitten; full of personality and spunk, sprinkled with fun and mischief! Her new mom is smitten and we completely understand why!
We make a difference for each and every animal that enters our Animal Care Center. Miracle is only one example of the many animals we are able to help each year. With your support, we can continue our important work, and ensure that these animals get the very finest standard of care and are placed in the best possible homes to live out their lives.
We couldn’t operate such a fantastic program like Happy Meower without you! In this season of giving, we hope you’ll consider donating generously to support our efforts to help all homeless animals. Miracle got her second chance at life and we believe every animal finding his or her way to SVACA deserves a chance to thrive. Our promise to you is just that. A simple click to DONATE NOW will safeguard our continued efforts to be the BEST, and give the BEST care to every animal.
From all of us at SVACA, we wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season!