VVAPL Blog

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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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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Pets Find Homes During Lovingood Loves Pets Adoptions

Sixty-one pets – 54 dogs and 7 cats – found their forever homes during Lovingood Loves Pets Adoptions at VVAPL Humane Society. Adoptions took place over 10 days at VVAPL and their Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle at the San Bernardino County Fair. First District County Supervisor

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Pet Safety on the Fourth of July

The 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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Be Kind to Animals Week

May 1 – 7 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

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