Programs & Projects
This is the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society’s ambitious effort to build and relocate to a much needed new animal adoption complex and spay/neuter clinic in the community, located at 1687 W Stowell. Our former facility on Black Road (left) has been in operation since 1986, and was built to serve a significantly smaller population in the community service area in northern Santa Barbara County and southern San Luis Obispo County. It is still serving as our Spay/Neuter Clinic as the new one is not complete yet. As this area grows in human population, the animal population grows as well.
This new facility (right) is our response to this growing need and will enable the SMVHS to receive and adopt out twice as many dogs and cats, and greatly enhance our vital services to the community. The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society has been struggling to meet the high demand for services as the area's population has grown. Members of the community that are no longer able to keep their animals must often wait weeks until a space at the No Kill facility opens up. Despite performing nearly 2,500 spay/neuter surgeries over the last year, the demand for the affordable services has skyrocketed causing the clinic to book up nearly 6 weeks in advance. The new state-of-the-art, 16,000+ square foot facility will more than double the organization's capacity to house adoptable dogs and cats. The new spay/neuter clinic will enable the organization to perform twice the number of surgeries. With such capacity, SMVHS will significantly enhance the welfare of our community's animals.
To date, we have raised over $3.1 towards a total estimated project cost of $3.7 million. Construction is well underway and will be completed in phases as funds are available. We are currently in the new facility, although we still need to complete the Spay/Neuter Clinic, Isolation/Observation Unit and additional Kennels #3 & #4.
Make a Donation Today!
If you'd like to make a donation to The PET PROJECT, mail to P.O. Box 8246, Santa Maria, CA 93456 or for on-line donation, click here.
To inquire about supporting this project please contact Jill Tucker at 805.349.3435 x17. There are a number of terrific naming opportunities available. Please leave your legacy to the animals.
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES & GIFT IDEAS
There are many naming opportunities available for the new building, including our latest photo tiles where you can show off your dog or cat on a 4.25" ceramic tile for $100 each.
We also have 6" square engraved tiles for $200 each.
PET PROJECT updates are provided at SMVHS board meetings. Board meetings are open to the general membership.
A POEM FROM THE CATS AND DOGS OF SMVHS as they look forward to their new adoption facility.