VVAPL Blog

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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Beat Back to School Pet Blues

It’s the time of year parents are doing their happy dance as their kiddies head back to school. Pets, on the other hand, can have a hard time adjusting to the long hours alone resulting in depression and undesirable behavior like barking, howling, whining, accidents and chewing things up.

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August 17TH Is National Black Cat Appreciation Day

Let’s celebrate felines, particularly gorgeous black felines. Some may say they’re bad luck. Some may say they’re hard to adopt out. Some may even say they’re evil. But we say down with the naysayers. Let’s celebrate our beautiful black kitties by learning a few fun

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Doggie Days at CSUSB

VVAPL Humane Society was invited by California State University San Bernardino’s Delta Sigma Phi to participate in Doggie Days. They wanted to help the students de-stress before June finals week, so VVAPL took five adorable chihuahuas for students to pet away their stress. Many students

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SWG Fuel For Life Supports VVAPL

Southwest Gas encourages a culture of giving, and their employees have a long and proud history of making a meaningful difference in the communities they serve. Through their employee charitable giving program - Fuel For Life - employees have the opportunity to support local nonprofits through

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