June Aragon Cares: Humane Society of Silicon Valley
This June, the Aragon team had the pleasure of assembling tie blankets for the animals of the Humane Society Silicon Valley. This enjoyable activity proved to be the perfect opportunity to bring the team together and utilize our creative edge while contributing to the greater good.
The Humane of Society Silicon Valley: What They’re All About
Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an animal community center that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide constant support to our furry friends in the Santa Clara area. Their mission is “to save and enhance lives — both two-legged and four-legged!”
All too often, animal shelters acquire a bad reputation of overcrowding and undertreating their residents. Established in 1929, HSSV has become a leader amongst the animal center community by being the first to meet all of the 543 guidelines set forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and breaking the misconception that all animal shelters are cruel. HSSV, which prioritizes affordable adoptions, quality care, and the humane treatment of animals, is the world’s first model shelter. They prioritize…
- Freedom from hunger and thirst.
- Freedom from discomfort.
- Freedom from pain, injury, or disease.
- Freedom to express normal behavior.
- Freedom from fear and distress.
Furthermore, HSSV is the first animal community center in the nation to receive the Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the United States Green Building Council, allowing them to be a dual advocate for both animals and the environment.
Beyond fostering animals, HSSV has created a caring community of volunteers and animal-lovers alike. They offer education programs to enhance the human-animal bond, allowing individuals to explore their love for their furry counterparts.
Most importantly, HSSV prioritizes turning strays into loving pets by finding safe, caring forever-homes for each animal.
Why We Chose Humane Society of Silicon Valley
Shelters can be nerve wracking for cats and dogs upon arrival, but there’s nothing a warm blanket can’t fix. Like HSSV, Aragon Research believes that life itself — no matter the form it takes — is precious. Upholding the well-being of everyone in our community, even cats and dogs, is crucial to us. We trust that by supporting HSSV, we are reinforcing an animal shelter that prioritizes excellent care and sets the standard for animal shelters across the world.
Creating tie blankets for the animals of HSSV offered the members of Aragon a fun, rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on our community. We understand the importance of hands-on work — whether it be by helping our clients or getting crafty with scissors and fabric for local animals.
No matter how busy our schedules may be, we always find time to give back. Everyone deserves comfort and protection — and it’s hard to say no to puppy eyes! Join us and contribute to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley today.