VVAPL Blog

AmeriGas Has a Big Heart for VVAPL’s Animals

Blankets, paper towels, trash bags, laundry and dish soap, cotton balls, bleach, cat supplies, toys, collars, and dog treats. These were some of the many wish list items donated to VVAPL Humane Society by AmeriGas. “We’re growing and expanding, and it’s important for us to reach

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Halloween Safety For Your Pets

Yes, it’s that time of year again when ghouls and ghosts and goblins galore will be roaming the streets looking for their tricks or treats. They’ll run and scream and ring many bells, while filling their bags with handfuls of sweets. It’s a time for food, family, and fun and maybe

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Imagine a World Where Every Dog Counts! Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

If you’re ready to open your heart and home to a cute canine, consider adopting from your local shelter in honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. There are many wonderful dogs, all shapes, sizes and breeds, waiting for homes. You can make a difference today in any animal’s life by giving

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Coldwell Banker “Home For Dogs” Adoption Weekend Success

September 9 was Coldwell Banker’s “Homes For Dogs” Adoption Weekend. Everyone who adopted a pet received a prize. Prizes awarded from Coldwell Banker – 1 FREE adoption, 3 adoptions for only $15, 1 adoption for only $10, and 2 cats received microchips at no charge. Prizes

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Rosco’s New Leash on Life

R osco, a Maltipoo estimated around 6 years old, was found wandering the streets of Victorville. From his appearance, he had been neglected for some time. His fur was matted, especially around his bottom containing dried feces, and the fur around his mouth was extremely darkened due to drainage from

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We Cleared Our Shelter & Treated Homeless Pets

August 19 was a very busy day – Clear the Shelter National Adoption Drive & International Homeless Animal Day. We not only cleared our shelter by finding homes for our animals, but we treated five dogs belonging to owners from the homeless community. Thanks to a donation from the Dorothy

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Pet Disaster Preparedness

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Last year’s Blue Cut fire in our area displaced a number of families and their pets. Many people have emergency plans in place for their families, but what about their pets? Don’t be caught off guard. Prepare today for your pet’s

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Remember Me Thursday®, September 28

Remember Me Thursday® aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations on the fourth Thursday in September to be an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. On Remember Me Thursday® light a candle to shine a light on

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Foster Parents Needed at VVAPL

“It’s so exciting to raise them up and send them to good homes,” said long-time VVAPL Humane Society dog foster Christine Meyers about the many puppies and their moms she’s cared for over the past four years. Whether she’s bottle feeding puppies, socializing the mama

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Why Should I Microchip My Pet?

We’ve heard it thousands of times…My dog never gets out….My cat’s an inside pet…My pet never runs out of the door…My pet has a collar tag…My pet….well, you can fill in the blank. The reality is millions of pets are lost or stolen every year. The

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