VVAPL Blog

Saved From a Horrible Death

It was a duffle bag in the desert. Trash in the desert is all too common, which is why he was going to drive around it. That is, until it moved. Curious, he stopped, carefully opened the duffle bag, and much to his surprise, out popped an adorable terrier. Fortunately, the dog was found before

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Holiday Safety for Pets

Change isn’t your pet’s friend. Animals can be sensitive to changes in their routines. Try to keep you pet on their normal feeding, play and exercise schedules. Pets need a getaway. Pets can becomes stressed and frightened by the constant noise from ringing doorbells, loud voices, people

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November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~Leroy "Satchel" Paige Wouldn’t it be great if that were true? Aging, being a senior citizen, is often shunned instead of being embraced. Senior animals, in particular, are often seen as disposable

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Remember Me Thursday Honors Pets

VVAPL Humane Society joined millions of people around the world in a candle-lighting ceremony on Thursday, September 22 to honor the millions of pets who lose their lives every year waiting for a forever home and to encourage people to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of orphan pets euthanized

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Blessing of the Animals

VVAPL Humane Society held a Blessing of the Animals on September 22. Minister Anita Holmes prayed over an array of animals, including a hamster, dogs and cat. A Blessing of the Animals was held annually in the early years of VVAPL, and we are hoping to make it an annual event again to honor the pets

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Halloween Safety For Your Pets

Y es, it’s that time of year again when ghouls and ghosts and goblins galore will be roaming the streets looking for their tricks or treats. They’ll run and scream and ring many bells, while filling their bags with handfuls of sweets. It’s a time for food, family, and fun and maybe

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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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