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July 11, 2017 > Fur Ball donors cough up cash

Fur Ball donors cough up cash

Submitted By Michelle Tennant

Renowned local animal-welfare organization and shelter Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) recently hosted their annual gala event, The Fur Ball, uniquely designed and dedicated in 2017 to raising money for HSSVÕs Paint a Better Future campaign. The event raised a record total of $2.6 million in campaign donations thanks to donors such as:

¥ Judy and George Marcus (Los Altos Hills) Ð $250,000
¥ Linda L. Lester (Gilroy) Ð $100,000
¥ Nikki and Rich Beyer (Los Altos Hills) Ð $100,000

Other major contributors include Paint a Better Future Campaign Co-Chairs Sue and John Diekman; Anne Mattos-Miller and Guy Miller; Rebecca Ranninger and Marc Owen; Susan and Steve Sordello; Michelle Oates Detkin and Peter Detkin; and Cathy and Alex Mendez.

These gifts, counted among more than 650 donations made that evening by the organizationÕs most devoted supporters, enable Humane Society Silicon Valley to continue its mission to save more animal lives and enrich the community. In 2016, HSSV helped more than 5,000 pets find new, loving families.

Humane Society Silicon Valley is also poised to become the first model shelter in the United States by being the first organization to meet the guidelines put forth by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV). HSSV has already met 97% of these guidelines for shelter excellence and expects to achieve 100% compliance by September 2017.

To learn more, visit and subscribe to the Humane Society Silicon Valley YouTube channel.

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