VVAPL Blog

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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Dogs On The Go Hits The Road

VVAPL Humane Society’s first Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle made its debut with a ribbon cutting ceremony in February during Apple Valley PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend. Dogs on the Go is a fully self-contained travel trailer with permanent cages to house up to 25 pets,

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February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

An estimated 6 to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters nationwide every year. Of that number an estimated 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized nationwide every year. The majority of animals entering shelters are strays, and it’s estimated only 10 percent are spayed or

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SWG Fuel For Life Donates Over $11,000 to VVAPL

Southwest Gas encourages a culture of giving, and their employees have a long and proud history of making a meaningful difference in the communities they serve. The Fuel For Life program gives employees the opportunity to support local nonprofits through one-time gifts or ongoing payroll deductions.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Cats and dogs need their teeth brushed on a regular basis, as well as a yearly dental exam. Unfortunately, many pet owners neglect this area of pet health. According to the American Veterinary Dental College, periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in adult cats and dogs. Eighty

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Tails Are Waggin’ as VVAPL Rings in the New Year

As VVAPL Humane Society closes out a “Pawtastic” 2015, tails are waggin’ in anticipation of 2016. Here’s a look at some memorable 2015 accomplishments, and a look ahead at some exciting new programs. Finding forever homes is always a top priority. We attended a number of

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Homeless to Big Rig Driving

Shasta was a pregnant stray, giving birth to 5 precious pups at VVAPL Humane Society. Immediately she went into foster care so she and her babies would have the best chance of remaining healthy. Her foster mom said Shasta was an angel and excellent mom - sweet, patient and loving to her pups. After

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A Goliath Love Story

Wendy Dennis wasn’t looking. It wasn’t even her idea. A co-worker, stationed with her at Fort Irwin, asked if she would go with him to see a dog at VVAPL. In a fenced area behind the kennels, Goliath, a Mastiff Mix, was jumping up and down and barking, excited to see them. After spending

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New Year's Resolutions For You & Your Pet

2016 can be the start of something good, not just for you, but also for your pet. Here’s some simple things you can do for you and your pet to ring in the New Year. 1. Yearly checkup – Both you and your pet can benefit from a medical once over. Are all vaccines up-to-date? What about

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