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March 24, 2010 > P.U.P. Program

P.U.P. Program

Submitted By Kelly Grant

In an effort to help control pet over-population in Santa Clara County, Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) has launched the P.U.P. (Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies) program. Established in 1929, HSSV is an independent, non-profit agency offering quality adoptions, medical care, education programs and pet care services to enhance the human-animal bond. As part of this program, Dr. Julia Lewis, director of medical services for HSSV, says pet owners can bring their unwanted litters to HSSV and surrender them at no charge, and arrange for the canine parents of the litters to be spayed and neutered for free through HSSV's Medical Center.

HSSV will actively promote the P.U.P program through volunteer ambassadors. It also encourages members of the public who are concerned with pet over-population in our county to inform people they may see selling or giving away puppies to take advantage of the PUP program. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please write to or call (408) 262-2133 ext.110. For more information visit

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