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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

VVAPL Humane Society united with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations locally and globally on Thursday, September 24th for the 3rd annual Remember Me Thursday Candle-Lighting Ceremony. Candles were lit in honor of the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving

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Two Teenagers and Their Extraordinary Feat

Two ordinary teenagers turn their passion for animals into an extraordinary feat. Thanks to the teens’ perseverance, VVAPL Humane Society and four local rescues each received a $10,000 donation. Elizabeth Wisotzki, 16, and her sister Rebecca, 18, got their love of animals from their mother

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A Small Gesture Makes a Huge Impact

Mac lost his beloved Catahoula, Beau, last December. Beau was Mac’s back packing, hiking and fishing buddy. It was a tremendous loss. Missing a friend on his many adventures, Mac started looking for another Catahoula to rescue. Mac loves the breed because of their great temperament –

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Halloween Safety For Your Pets

Yes, 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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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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Do You Have a Pet First Aid Kit?

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and the perfect time to restock your pet first aid kit or simply put one together if you don’t have one. There’s a number of sites with information on what your kits should contain, such as The Humane Society of the United States,

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VVAPL’s Iguana Habitat Moves Scout Close to Rank of Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Tim Lish from Troop 350 is one step closer to the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout after completing his community service project – an iguana habitat for VVAPL Humane Society’s Green Iguana named Bruce. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication, commitment and time for a scout

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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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Coldwell Bankers "Homes For Dogs Project"

“Homes for Dogs Project” is a national campaign hosted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Adopt-a-Pet.com, which aims to find homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs in 2015. Part of the strategy is to team up with local shelters and rescues. Chris Lamoreaux, Broker/Realtor with Coldwell

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