VVAPL Blog

Students Celebrate Animal Awareness Month

For the fourth year, Baldy Mesa Elementary School in Phelan celebrated Animal Awareness Month with a donation drive for VVAPL Humane Society. The school kicked off their event with a student rally featuring VVAPL Humane Society Ambassador Dog Millie. Donation drive coordinator, second grade teacher

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Kitten Season Is Here

They’re cute. They’re cuddly, and oh so sweet. Who doesn’t like watching playful kittens running around, jumping on each other and going after anything that moves. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing, even sweet, snuggly kittens, can be a disaster. It’s kitten season. The

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Benefits of Spay/Neuter

According to the ASPCA, an estimated 6.5 million cats and dogs entered animal shelters in 2016. Of that number, an estimated 1.5 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs were euthanized in 2016. The majority of animals entering shelters are strays, and it’s estimated only 10 percent are spayed

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Be Kind to Animals Week

May 7 - 13 is the longest-running, most successful humane education campaign in American History: BE KIND TO ANIMALS WEEK. The campaign started as “Humane Sunday” and “Be Kind to Animals Week” May 16 – 22, 1915, by the American Humane Association, the country’s

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Cruise Nights are back!

Cruise Nights are back at Burgerlicious in Apple Valley every second Friday of the month through October from 5pm to 8pm. Thanks to Route 103.1 KVFG, the Burgerlicious Critter Crue and Rod French, the monthly car show and pet adoptions will be filling the parking lots of Burgerlicious, 21044 Bear

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Paws for Suppot

Paws for Support Purchase this adorable bracelet and support the VVAPL Humane Society

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VVAPL Offers Licks For Life to Military Veterans

Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund, VVAPL Humane Society is offering FREE pet adoptions to military veterans. The program is called Licks For Life. Vietnam Veteran Craig Lane sees the program as Priceless. “Pets to me are almost a must,” said Lane.

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Animal Care & Control Officer Appreciation Week

Animal Care & Control Officer Appreciation Week is April 9 – 15. We have the honor and privilege of working closely with several agencies in the Victor Valley. These hard-working men and women do an excellent job keeping animals and residents safe. VVAPL Humane Society says THANK YOU and

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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Do you know what to do if your pet is choking? What if you suspect heat stroke? How about if your pet ate something poisonous? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has important First Aid Tips for Pet Owners. Here are several: Keep pet medical records accessible in case of an emergency

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April Is National Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Month

The ASPCA estimates an animal is abused every 60 seconds. The news reports on the worst cases of dog fighting, puppy mills and animal hoarding, but abuse takes many forms – dogs left on chains for hours, hitting pets, breeding pets until they’re no longer of use, and giving pets no

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