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 some pranks by some naughty ones.  

In your night of scary Halloween fun don’t forget these pet safety tips for your furry ones.

  • Pets can become stressed and frightened by the constant noise of ringing doorbells and loud voices, along with being spooked by the costumes worn by trick or treaters.  Some animals can become aggressive or try to run out the door.  Put your pet in a quiet, safe area away from the noise and constant flow of people.
  • Candy is a definite NO, NO.  Chocolate is toxic and can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and even death.  The artificial sweetener xylitol used in many sugar-free candies can cause life-threatening problems.  Lollipop sticks, wrappers, and plastic pieces can cause intestinal obstructions, which can also be life threatening.
  • Alcohol is poisonous to pets and can cause death.  If you’re having a party with adult beverages, keep all alcoholic beverages away from your pets.  They are happy with a bowl of water.
  • Decorations are festive, but also pose a threat.  Pets can chew through light cords causing shocks, burns and cuts.  Candles can be knocked over by wagging tails or cause burns to curious pets.
  • Keep your pets indoors and away from any possible harm from Halloween pranksters.
  • Make sure your pet has an ID on its collar and is microchipped in case it gets frightened and runs away.
  • Putting your pet in a costume may be fun for you, but not necessarily for your pet.  Some pets get stressed, so check to see if it really enjoys being in the outfit first.  Always supervise your costumed pet to make sure it doesn’t chew on the costume and ingest any part of it, which could cause an intestinal obstruction.  The costume should allow your pet to move, breathe, and bark or meow.  Check for anything hanging or dangling off the costume that can catch on a fence, bush or tree should your pet escape.

Have a howling and haunting good Halloween time!!

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August 17th 2018

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Upcoming Events

Cruise Nights are back at Burgerlicious in Apple Valley on Friday, starting 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.

Marc and Randy from the Floor Factory have challenged each other to a fundraising duel. Whoever raises the most money for their charity will fulfill their challenge promise. Challenger Marc Smith, Owner of Floor Factory, has chosen VVAPL Humane Society as his charity. His promise is to have his hairy chest waxed on Facebook live on August 27th. You can donate online at vvapl.com or thefloorfactory.net. Checks can be mailed to VVAPL Humane Society~ 21779 Zuni Road Apple Valley, Ca. 92307 or The Floor Factory~ 12180 Ridgecrest Road #528 Victorville, Ca. 92395 Credit Card by phone at The Floor Factory~ 760-552-4153
*100% of the donated funds will go to the animals, and all donations are tax deductible*





VVAPL Humane Society is once again participating in the nationwide adoption drive, Clear the Shelters on August 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the humane society, 21779 Zuni Road in Apple Valley. Dog adoptions include vaccines, spay/neuter & a microchip. Cat adoptions include vaccines and spay/neuter. Cat carriers are required to transport cats home. If you do not have one, there is a $6 fee for a cardboard carrier.














Show your Support

Purchase this adorable Paw Print Bracelet for $38. plus tax.

The Humane Society will earn $15. for every purchase.

To order e-mail ddrover@qnet.com or call 909 331-2644


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