Advocates for Palo Alto shelter make last minute plea to keep MV's business Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on May 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Tonight the City Council will vote on whether to join the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority. A group of Palo Altans hope to change council members' minds about ending its agreement with a Palo Alto animal shelter that may close without Mountain View's business.
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Posted by Susan, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on May 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm
I have been goint to PAAS for 25 years and have always had excellent pets and service as a result. I hope they can stay in business since they are so close. Where is the other facility? How far will the animal control officers need to travel to deliver strays? Gas is $$$ and time is precious with a panicked animal. Do the right thing, not just a knee-jerk reaction.
Posted by Robert Showers, a resident of the The Crossings neighborhood, on May 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm
CORRECTION: SVACA doesn't accept surrendered pets at all... and if they do, itís most likely for euthanasia. They can be pickier with what animals they accept because they are not actually a municipal shelter like PAAS is. PAAS has to accept every animal from their jurisdiction regardless of temperament or health, so obviously their "survival rate" will be a little lower. PAAS also doesnít charge anything for that service. PAAS = Apple, SVACA = Orange.
QUICK FACTS: The entire north end of Mtn. View borders Palo Alto. What part of Santa Clara borders Mtn. View? None.
PAAS is 1 mile from the Mtn. View Border. SVACA is 6 miles from the Mtn. View Border.
In 2015 after a huge capital investment to expand SVACA, the city of Mtn. View will be only saving on average of $40-50,000 per year. Not very much money for a city like Mtn. View.
Posted by parent, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on May 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Why yes, instead of seeing volunteers walking happy dogs along the trails at the bay, we could enjoy the view of people test-driving cars up and down the street! The bay would be a lovely location for a car dealership. Especially now that the city signed on to another program to encourage people to ride bikes.
To everyone who posted above (except Mr T)...I really appreciate and completely agree with your comments and continue to hope that someday, someone with that much common sense will run for council.