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 fences, breaking through screen doors and chewing through leashes to escape.  Scared pets can become disoriented and travel long distances away from home or get injured or killed by darting into the street.  Here’s some tips to keep your pet safe at home:

  1. There can be some firework celebrations before the 4th of July.  Know when fireworks are going off in your area, so you can prepare.
  2. Keep pets indoors in a secure, quiet and comfortable room or crate.  A screen door cannot always stop a terrified, charging pet. 
  3. You can block out the outside noise by turning on the television or playing soothing music.
  4. Make sure your pet can be identified if they do runaway.  We suggest a three step approach.  First, dog license.  Second, collar tag with your pet’s name and a contact phone number.  Since collars can come off the third step is extremely important - MICROCHIP your pet.  Even inside cats can and should be microchipped.  It’s easy, safe, inexpensive, and permanent, and ALWAYS keep your information current with your microchip provider.

Please don’t make the mistake of thinking it won’t happen to your pet.  PREPARE today for a safe Fourth of July for you, your family, and your pets.


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April 25th 2018

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Upcoming Events

Cruise Nights are back at Burgerlicious in Apple Valley on Friday, April 13 from 5pm to 8pm. Thanks to the Route 103.1 FM, the BCC (Burgerlicious Critter Crue) and Rod French, the monthly car show will be filling the parking lots of Burgerlicious, 21044 Bear Valley Road and adjacent Town & County Tire with pre-1976 and specialty vehicles. Dog adoptions, music by the Route 103.1 FM, prizes and trophies are part of the fun. No dog adoption coupons or promo codes accepted at this event. Cruise Nights will be held the second Friday of every month through October 12. Join us for this family fun event. All proceeds benefit VVAPL Humane Society




VVAPL Humane Society’s Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle will have cute canines looking for their forever homes at the City of Victorville’s Low-Cost Dog Vaccination, Microchip and Adoption Event planned for, Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to noon at Victorville City Hall, 14343 Civic Dr. VVAPL will also microchip dogs with a City of Victorville license for FREE (proof of license required). For dogs that don’t qualify for the free microchip, the fee is $10. Call VVAPL for adoption and microchip information at (760) 247-2102.

Join us on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00-2:30 for a fun event at the shelter. We will have some free adoptions, vaccines & microchips. There will also be music & vendors. This event is sponsored by the Victor Valley Teachers' Association.


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