City of San Jose Animal Care & Services – California


Utilizing a program known as “Feral Freedom”, a trap neuter return program modeled after the pioneering effort launched in Jacksonville, the city of San Jose Animal Care and Services was able to reduce their euthanasia rate for cats by an impressive forty percent. Deputy Director Jon Cicirelli and Beth Ward, chief operating officer of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley formed We Care, a coalition of six shelters in the San Jose area dedicated to reducing euthanasia rates.

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