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VVAPL Adoption Vehicle a Go Thanks to SWG

VVAPL Humane Society’s dream of a Dogs on the Go Adoption Vehicle will soon be a reality thanks to Southwest Gas’ generous donation of a 2009 Ford Truck. The vehicle was scheduled to be retired. Instead of sending it to auction, the truck was donated as part of the company’s

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Final Cruise Night Huge Success

The final Cruise Night for 2015 was fun and a huge success. We had pets in costume, kids trick or treating, and decorated vehicles. Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne made an unforgettable coffin entrance and wowed the crowd with song. The hearse was overflowing with supplies for VVAPL’s animals

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Two Teenagers and Their Extraordinary Feat

Two ordinary teenagers turn their passion for animals into an extraordinary feat. Thanks to the teens’ perseverance, VVAPL Humane Society and four local rescues each received a $10,000 donation. Elizabeth Wisotzki, 16, and her sister Rebecca, 18, got their love of animals from their mother

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A Small Gesture Makes a Huge Impact

Mac lost his beloved Catahoula, Beau, last December. Beau was Mac’s back packing, hiking and fishing buddy. It was a tremendous loss. Missing a friend on his many adventures, Mac started looking for another Catahoula to rescue. Mac loves the breed because of their great temperament –

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Remember Me Thursday

VVAPL Humane Society united with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations locally and globally on Thursday, September 24th for the 3rd annual Remember Me Thursday Candle-Lighting Ceremony. Candles were lit in honor of the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving

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VVAPL’s Iguana Habitat Moves Scout Close to Rank of Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Tim Lish from Troop 350 is one step closer to the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout after completing his community service project – an iguana habitat for VVAPL Humane Society’s Green Iguana named Bruce. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication, commitment and time for a scout

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CRUISE NIGHT ORGANIZER HONORS HIS FATHER’S MEMORY BY HELPING VVAPL

The second Friday of every month Rod French dons his leather vest and stripped engineer styled hat and heads out to honor his father, Bob, by holding a Cruise Night to help VVAPL Humane Society. For years, French worked alongside his dad at a number of classic car show charity events. When his dad

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COLDWELL BANKERS “HOMES FOR DOGS PROJECT”

“Homes for Dogs Project” is a national campaign hosted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Adopt-a-Pet.com, which aims to find homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs in 2015. Part of the strategy is to team up with local shelters and rescues. Chris Lamoreaux, Broker/Realtor with Coldwell

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LONG DISTANCE ROMANCE ENDS IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER

When Diane Seward saw the picture of Pixie on our website, she found an answer to prayer. After the passing of her beloved Pekinese, Diane wondered if she would ever be able to move on. Diane, who lives in New Mexico, was planning to visit her daughter in Apple Valley, so she looked for animals in

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DAUGHTER INSPIRES MOTHER TO HELP VVAPL

Normally children follow in their parent’s footsteps, but in this case, a mother follows her daughter’s lead in helping the animals at VVAPL Humane Society. Daughter Jennifer Haffenden-Munoz, Starbucks District Manager, whole heartedly supports the annual donation drive held at local

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