Home    |    Request Assistance    |    Knowledge Base    |    Search    |    Organizations    |    Volunteer    |    Contact Us    

Local Rescue Groups

When contacting Rescue Groups/Shelters, provide as much information as possible such as situation, timeframe/urgency, history, color, sex, age & personality of animal, reason for placement, medical work, etc.

Most rescue groups are volunteer and not government funded.  They will assist you if they can.

Town Cats  www.towncats.org 408-779-5761 Cat rescue shelter, feral advocates, loans traps
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA)   www.svaca.com 408/764-0344
Animal Services for Santa Clara, Monte Sereno, and Campbell
San Martin Animal Shelter   http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/acc/ 408/683-4186 Animal Services for unincorporated areas of SC county
Friends of San Martin Shelter   www.fosmas.org 408/681-3788 South County foster homes and adoption fairs
13th Street Cats   www.13thstcats.org 408-566-3637 San Jose neighborhood cat rescue, feral advocates
Humane Society Silicon Valley   www.hssv.org 408/262-2133 Santa Clara shelter and Sunnyvale Animal Services
Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue   www.ibokrescue.org   South Bay Area - kitten rescue, feral advocates
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation   www.narfrescue.org 408/946-2291 South Bay - dog & cat rescue
Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary   www.safehavenanimalsanctuary.org 408/420-7233 South Bay - dog & cat rescue, feral advocates
San Jose Animal Care & Services   www.sanjoseanimals.com 408/578-7297 Shelter, low-cost spay/neuter clinic
Unconditional Love   www.ul-rescue.org 408/529-4945 South Bay - dog & cat rescue
A Safe Haven for Cats   www.safehavenforcats.com 650/802-9686 Redwood City - kitten rescue
Pets in Need   www.petsinneed.org 650/367-1405 Rescue shelter, placement & vet expense assist programs
Bay Area Cat Rescue   www.bayareacatrescue.org   Mountain View area - cat rescue
Homeless Cat Network   www.homelesscatnetwork.org 650/286-9013 Peninsula - feral advocates
Human Animal Connection   www.humanimalconnection.com 650-578-4478 Peninsula - cat rescue, feral advocates
Palo Alto Animal Services   http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pol/as/ 650/496-5971 Shelter, Trap rental, low-cost spay/neuter
Peninsula Cat Works   www.peninsulacatworks.org 650/329-9570 Cat rescue, feral advocates
Peninsula Humane Society   www.peninsulahumanesociety.org 650/340-8200 Loans traps, low-cost spay/neuter
Feline Friends Network   http://felinefriendsnetwork.org 650/566-8287 Stanford University Campus - rescue; feral advocates
Furry Friends   www.furryfriendsrescue.org 510/794-4703 Fremont & SJ - dog & cat; $25 placement assistance
Purrfect Cat Rescue   www.purrfectcatrescue.org   Fremont, Union City, Hayward - cat rescue
Feral Cat Foundation   www.feralcatfoundation.org   Contra Costa & Alameda Counties - feral advocates
Island Cat Resources   www.icraeastbay.org 510/869-2584 Alameda and Oakland
Tony LaRussa’s ARF   www.tlr-arf.org 925/256-1273 Contra Costa County
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue   www.tvar.org 925/803-7043 Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin area
Pets Unlimited   www.petsunlimited.org 415/563-6705 San Francisco - non-profit veterinary hospital and shelter
San Francisco SPCA   www.sfspca.org 415/554-3000 San Francisco - non-profit veterinary hospital and shelter
All Creatures Great & Small Rescue   www.allcreaturesgs.org 831/636-7559 Hollister - dog & cat rescue
Pet Friends Rescue   www.petfriends.org 831/634-1191 Hollister - rescue group, low-cost spay/neuter assistance
Project Purr   www.projectpurr.org 831/423-6369 Santa Cruz - rescue dedicated to feral cats & kittens
Purebred Rescue Plus   http://www.purebredsplus.org 530/304-2836 Santa Cruz - rescue
Persian Cat Rescue   http://www.persiancats.org 925/ 838-1838 San Francisco and bay area


Animal Birth Control Assistance   408/244-8351 Low-cost Vouchers
City of San José Animal Care Center   www.sanjoseanimals.com 408/578-7297 $5 male/$10 female co-payment for residents
(serving the cities of San José, Milpitas, Cupertino, Los Gatos and Saratoga)   $20 male/$30 female co-payment for non-residents
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA)

  www.svaca.com 408/764-0344
Animal Services for Santa Clara, Monte Sereno, and Campbell
Peninsula Fix Our Ferals   fixourferals.org 650/261-6665 Free spay/neuter, vaccines for feral cats only
Palo Alto Humane Society   www.paloaltohumane.org 650/424-1901 Low-cost spay/neuter vouchers
Humane Society Silicon Valley   www.hssv.org 408/262-2133 Santa Clara shelter
Santa Clara County Stray/Feral Fix Program 408/779-4791 www.sccgov.org (Open to all County Residents: Ferals $10: includes spay/neuter, vaccinations at participating vets listed below. Ears will be notched for identification purposes. County pays first $20 for tame/owned cats and first $50 for dogs. Contact participating vets for more information and availability-not all clinics accept feral cats):

St. Francis of Assissi

Low cost spay/neuter clinic that also offers
low-cost vaccinations and parasite treatment
408/683-0866 San Martin (also offers low-cost spay/neuter for owned cats & dogs; provide vouchers to vets in other cities)

Akal/Berryessa Animal Hospital

940 Berryessa Road, San Jose, CA 95133 408/453-2524 North San Jose

Animal Medical Center

1820 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124 408/267-7387  

Animal Medical Clinic

1405 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 408/262-7190  

The Animal Clinic

45 Cronin Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051 408/241-8200  

Bascom Animal Hospital

2175 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95008 408/371-5630 No feral cats-tame cats and dogs only

Bay Cities Spay/Neuter Clinic

16 Corning Avenue, Milpitas, CA 95035 408/262-2518  

Lawrence Pet Hospital

711 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051 408/296-3300 Certain Sundays only

Palo Alto Animal Services

  http://www.cityofpaloalto.org 650/496-5933  

San Jose Spay/Neuter Clinic

1780 Old Bayshore Hwy, Unit F, San Jose, CA 408/436-1740 Near Hwys 101 & 880


San Francisco SPCA   www.sfspca.org 415/554-3071 Feral Cat Hotline, website info/fact sheets and advocacy
Alley Cat Allies   www.alleycat.org 240/482-1980 National feral cat advocacy and fact sheets
San Diego Feral Cat Coalition   www.feralcat.com   Feral cat advocacy and fact sheets
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary   www.bestfriends.org 435/644-2001 Feral cat advocacy - go to 'Resources' link on left of page


Also check with local veterinarians and pet stores for vaccination clinic schedules

VIP Vaccine Clinic   www.happypet.com 800/427-9738 Vaccination clinics - call for your area
Other local vaccination clinics   http://clinics.luvmypet.com 800/801-0710 Vaccination clinics - call for your area


Peninsula Humane Society   www.peninsulahumanesociety.org 650/340-7022 Ext. 783 Behavior Helpline and Website
Humane Society Silicon Valley   www.hssv.org 408/262-2133 Ext. 753 Behavior Helpline and Website
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary   www.bestfriends.org 435/644-2001 Excellent Placement Guidelines and Information
Other Bay Area Shelters   www.contracosta.ca.gov/2024/Bay-Area-Animal-Shelters From Contra Costa Animal Services