VVAPL Blog

Summer Safety For Your Pets

S ummer 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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The Fun Starts at the San Bernardino County Fair Adoptions

For the 4th year, VVAPL Humane Society went to the San Bernardino County Fair with cute canines looking for homes. Families adopted at the fair for many reasons. Some families were repeat adopters. Some families came for specific dogs they saw on Facebook. Some families happened upon us in the

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VVAPL Recognizes Top Volunteers for 2017

Ca ruth as their top Volunteers for 2017. They were recently honored at the City of Hesperia Volunteer Network’s 6th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. This year Emily Caruth was also awarded the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Hesperia Volunteer Network for her dedication and commitment

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Pet Safety on the Fourth of July

T he busiest holiday for animal shelters, and not in a good way, is the Fourth of July. More pets run away 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

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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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