VVAPL Blog

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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Rotary Club and VVAPL Form Purr-fect Partnership

Love of community and the desire to give back is why many people join Rotary clubs. Members share ideas and work together on projects near and dear to their hearts, funded by the monthly donations of club members. This year the Rotary Club of the High Desert is helping pets in a new way. You might

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Girl Scouts Work on Badge at VVAPL

Girl Scout Troop 1334 from Wrightwood visited VVAPL Humane Society as part of a badge requirement. In addition to seeing our adorable animals available for adoption, they learned about some of our resident animals, visited the dog groomer, and participated in a brief animal safety/responsible pet

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Apex Logistics Commodities Comes Through Big For VVAPL

Apex Logistics Commodities transports raw building materials and has offices in Southern California and Nevada. Last year the local offices participated in our Holiday Food Drive, donating close to 350 pounds of food. This year Apex employees surpassed that amount by donating a whopping 500+ pounds

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Kiwanis Club of Apple Valley & Apple Valley Feed Bin Donate Food

In 1990 when Diane Irwin was elected President of the Kiwanis Club of Apple Valley, she had certain things she wanted to accomplish. One project, in particular, was donating food to Victor Valley Animal Protective League (VVAPL). Her father’s construction company built VVAPL, so she had a

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Ring in 2017 with Your Pet

2017 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. Yearly checkup – Both you and your pet can benefit from a medical once over. Are all vaccines up-to-date? What about yearly

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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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