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New Dog Adoption Kennel

For Santa Maria Valley Humane Society

In 2014, the Hind Foundation granted $300,000 to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society to help complete their dog adoption kennel building. This kennel was the final portion of the organization’s new, much larger, adoption center and spay/neuter clinic. This new facility more than doubles capacity, accommodating up to 60 adoptable cats, offering 48 indoor/outdoor dog adoption kennels, and providing two operating tables, two prep tables, and twice as many animal recovery cages.

Noteworthy Outcomes

  • Relieve Overcrowding
    Prior to the completion of this new facility, overcrowding in the Santa Maria Animal Center shelter was severe and animals were often euthanized due to lack of space. The new ammenities will dramatically increase the number of animals SMVHS will be able to transfer in from the Santa Maria Animal Center to relieve overcrowding. 

  • No Kill Status
    The additional kennel space is paramount to saving lives. The upgraded infrastructure provides Santa Barbara County with the opportunity to reach “no kill” status.



Area of Funding: Plant & Wildlife Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $300,000
Year Funded: 2014
Year Completed: 2014

About the Organization
Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
1687 W. Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 349-3435

The mission of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society is to provide quality, compassionate care for animals, address animal overpopulation, and enhance the human and animal bond.