VVAPL Blog

An Eye Opening Tail

Austin, a 2-year-old purebred Cocker Spaniel, came to VVAPL Humane Society as a stray. His right eye was inflamed and had a discharge. The humane society’s veterinarian determined Austin’s eyelashes were pointed in the wrong direction, towards his eye instead of away from it. As a

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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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Pet Disaster Preparedness

S eptember is National Disaster Preparedness Month. How many people remember the images of the animals stranded on rooftops and balconies, looking out the windows of abandoned homes and starving on the streets in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? The recent Blue Cut fire in our area displaced a

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Sterling Inn Helps VVAPL

Sterling Inn’s Dog Daze of Summer Pet Event was a barking success. As a pet friendly assisted and independent senior community, Sterling Inn in Victorville wanted to celebrate pet ownership by hosting an event to help the animals at VVAPL Humane Society. The fun-filled morning included music

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Hanovi - Lifesaver Medical Fund Update

Hanovi was attacked by a coyote while protecting her puppies. On top of that she was bitten by a rattlesnake. Some good Samaritans brought the puppies to the shelter, but it took two more days for the people to find Hanovi. Fortunately, Hanovi’s wounds and rattlesnake bite were successfully

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Why Should I Microchip My Pet?

We’ve heard it thousands of times…My dog never get 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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THANK YOU SUZANNE OLIVER

For over ten years, Suzanne Oliver has been a member of VVAPL Humane Society’s Board of Directors serving in many capacities, including President. After recently retiring as a board member, current Board President Susan Galluzzi (left) presented Suzanne Oliver with a Certificate of Appreciate

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Valley Hi Honda Helps Animals at VVAPL

In honor of the first ever Team Honda National Week of Service, Valley Hi Honda sponsored 75 free rabies vaccines during a June vaccination clinic at VVAPL Humane Society. The Helpful Valley Hi Honda People lent a hand during the event and passed out treats to pets and pet owners. In addition,

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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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Students Celebrate Animal Awareness Month

Snowline Joint Unified School District held a district-wide donation drive to help five animal organizations in the High Desert to celebrate April’s Animal Awareness Month. Baldy Mesa Elementary School in Phelan chose to support VVAPL Humane Society. The school kicked off their event with a

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