Ordinarily, spaying or neutering and vaccinating a cat costs upward of $200. But in San Jose, the shelter was spending about that much to house the cat for a week and then euthanize it. So Cicirelli figured the shelter might as well prevent the cats from reproducing and let them live out their lives where they're happiest.
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Kalra said he got the idea from the city of Los Angeles, which has several no-kill shelters in the area. San Jose’s live release rate, which refers to the percentage of animals that get adopted every year, has reached 87 percent this past year. That’s a historic high and well over the national average of 46 percent.
Adoptable Cats - San Jose Animal Care Center
The City of San Jose created the Animal Care & Services division in 2001. With the completion of the City of San Jose's new Animal Care Center, the City of San Jose itself is now providing shelter and field services for San Jose residents and for residents of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas and Saratoga.
San Jose, CA - Official Website - Adoptable Dogs
From horses to kittens, we've seen animals big and small impacted by the San Jose flooding. The San Jose Animal Shelter normally receives around 20 animals a day. Right now they're getting 40 a day. (KGO-TV)The San Jose Animal Care Center opened its doors in 2004. After the passage of the Hayden Law in 1998, which extended hold periods for stray animals, many private nonprofit animal shelters gave up their contracts with cities and counties. Lacking the capacity to hold so many animals, they decided instead to focus on spay/neuter, public education, and support of government animal control facilities. This caused a surge of new animal shelters to be opened by cities and counties, helping to spread the burden and to make sheltering more local.