VVAPL Blog

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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Victorville Hyundai Mazda Has Gone to the Dogs

Thank you Victorville Hyundai Mazda on Palmdale Road for hosting the Gone to the Dogs Adoption Event. It was a wonderful day with 9 sweet doggies finding their forever homes. On top of that, Victorville Hyundai Mazda also donated $100 for each dog adopted, $900 total to help all the animals at VVAPL

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Small Dog Area Completed

Ten Starbucks in the Victor Valley and three Starbucks in Barstow dedicated their time and energy on April 26 for a community project to help us start the first phase of our future dog park for our canines and our clients’. In one day, a 40’ x 80’ section of dirt was transformed

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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 starting April 8 from 5pm to 8pm. Thanks to Route 103.1 KVFG, the BCC and Rod French, the monthly car show and pet adoptions will be filling the parking lots of Burgerlicious, 21044 Bear Valley

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April is Starbucks Global Month of Service

Starbucks believes in making a positive impact in their local neighborhoods by allowing Starbucks partners (employees) and customers to come together for community projects that tap into their shared passions. Ten Starbucks in the Victor Valley have dedicated their time and energy to help VVAPL

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April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

The ASPCA estimates an animal is abused every 60 seconds. The news reports on the worst cases of dog fighting, puppy mills and animal hoarding, but abuse takes many forms – dogs left on chains for hours, hitting pets, breeding pets until they’re no longer of use, and giving pets no

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Stella and Bruno’s Microchip Miracle

Gina Munguia approached the kennel. The dog walked over, sniffed Munguia and immediately started wagging her tail. VVAPL Humane Society staff was ecstatic, and Munguia was visibly in shock and crying. It wasn’t because she found a dog to adopt. It’s because Stella, an English Bulldog,

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March Is Microchip Madness Month

It’s estimated only 5 to 8 percent of pets have microchips, so VVAPL is encouraging pet parents to take action during March Microchip Madness. During the entire month, the humane society is microchipping pets for only $10, which includes implanting the chip and registration. Microchipping is

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VVAPL Receives Disney Grant

For over 30 years, Disneyland Resort cast members have focused on providing meaningful service to their communities. One way cast members make a positive impact is through the Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund (DVCF), an employee charitable giving program entirely funded by cast members through

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