VVAPL Blog

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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Summer Safety For Your Pets

Summer is fun in the sun, but it can spell disaster for pets without proper planning. Here’s some tips to keep the FUN in your pet’s summer. HEAT Pets are susceptible to heatstroke if they get too hot. Some warning signs of heatstroke are excessive panting, difficulty breathing,

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World-Renowned Helen Woodward Animal Center Helps VVAPL Save Lives

Helen Woodward Animal Center located in beautiful Rancho Santa Fe, California, is known worldwide for the work they do in animal welfare. From innovative adoption programs, to training workshops for those in the animal welfare industry, to educational outreach, Helen Woodward is a place where people

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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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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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Pet Safety on Fourth of July

More pets runaway on this holiday than any other day of the year. The loud whizzes, bangs and flashes of exploding fireworks can terrify pets to the point of panic causing irrational behavior, such as jumping fences and chewing through leashes to escape. Scared pets can become disoriented and travel

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Thank You JCPenney

VICTORVILLE JCPENNEY CELEBRATES 113 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY RAISING FOOD FOR VVAPL’S ANIMALS JCPenney has a strong legacy of giving back to their communities and doing business based on the Golden Rule. In celebration of National Volunteer Month and to mark 113 years in the retail business,

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Thank You Starbucks

STARBUCKS HOLD DOG TREAT DRIVE DURING MONTH OF SERVICE Nine Starbucks throughout the Victor Valley took part in April’s Global Month of Service by collecting dog treats for the humane society. Their goal is to create positive change in the lives of animals. These nine Starbucks also support

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Adoptions at Fair

24 DOGS ADOPTED AT FAIR We were at the San Bernardino County Fair for the 2nd year with cute canines looking for their forever homes, and 24 dogs/puppies found homes, including Bonnie pictured with her new mommy. Thank you San Bernardino County Fair for inviting us for the second year and a special

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PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

26 DOGS FOUND HOMES AT PETSMART ADOPTION WEEKEND The National PetSmart Adoption Weekend was a huge success. From all animal organizations in attendance, over 60 cats and dogs found their forever homes, including lady pictured with her new pet parent. Nationwide 14,392 cats and dogs found homes

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