Animal Cruelty and Protection:
American Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) - National organization with goal of ending cruelty to animals.
Humane Society of the United States - Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals.
Best Friends Animal Society:
Best Friends Animal Society - Guiding principal - a better world through kindness to animals. A national organization which partners with shelters and rescue groups around the country. Their animal sanctuary located in Angel Canyon, Utah is the home to approximately 2,000 animals including some recent San Jose transplants. Read the story here.
Adopted a new cat? - Best friends Animal Society has some great cat care resources to answer your questions about transitioning to a new home, new cat introductions, litter box issues, etc. If you need to rehome your cat, PLEASE avoid bringing it to the shelter, and follow these suggestions.
The Cat Resource Center - A community for all things cat. For volunteers, groups and the public. Provides support on feral community cats.
Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue (IBOK)- Tons of information on kittens. View their video to learn about caring for pre-wean kittens. Also, read about why kittens are best adopted in pairs.
Chihuahua Education & Awareness
ChiFriends - Website dedicated to the education and awareness of Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. Joint project between The Perfect Dog Rescue, PAWS for SJACS and San Jose Animal Advocates.
The Humane Society of the United States - Provides comprehensive information to help prepare you and your pet for a disaster.
Adopted a new dog? - Best Friends Animal Society has some great dog care resources to answer your questions about transition to a new home, new dog introductions, etc. If you need to rehome your dog, PLEASE avoid bringing it to the shelter, and follow these suggestions.
Lincoln Hound Society - Advocates of responsible dog ownership, formation of more dog parks & community involvement.
Dog Parks in San Jose- Comprehensive list of local dog parks with maps and rules.
Southbay Trainers - Network of animal professionals committed to humane and positive dog training methods.
Emergency Animal Clinics:
Emergency Animal Clinic of San Jose - 2 locations (San Jose & Campbell) providing evening and weekend emergency clinic services.
Feral Cat Resources:
Alley Cat Allies - Comprehensive resource on understanding and caring for feral cat colonies. Learn about how you can help feral cats in your community! For assistance in Santa Clara county, please refer to the The Cat Resource Center.
Life Planning for Pets:
2nd Chance 4 Pets - Non-profit organization providing assistance in preparing for the lifetime care of your pets. Emergency ID cards
Pet Assisted Therapy:
Canine Companions for Independence® provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge.
Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy South Bay's oldest all-volunteer organization devoted to bringing the healing power of animals to those less fortunate in our community.
Pet Welfare & Advice:
PAWS for SJACS - Pet Awareness and Welfare Society for San Jose Animal Care Center. This group provides advice and support to the public & to local animal rescue groups. Donations to this group directly support shelter animals at San Jose Animal Care Center.
City of San Jose Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic - Residents of San Jose pay $15 -$20 to have cats spayed/neutered. Special arrangements for feral cats. Appointments available online. Comprehensive List of All Silicon Valley and Santa Clara Programs
PAWS for SJACS hosts a monthly low cost vaccine clinic where the proceeds benefit this non-profit support group of the San Jose Animal Care Center.
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley - A rehabilitation, release and educational facility. Found a baby bird? Refer to this WCSV popular resource!
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San Jose Animal Advocates lists shelters, rescue groups and other animal related services as an information resource only.