VVAPL Blog

July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. Many pets are displaced this month following firework displays and celebrations. Annually over 10 million pets go missing, and the majority of them tragically do not make it back home. We encourage you to take measures to ensure the safety and well-being of your pet year-round so that your furry family member does not join the ranks of the animals that don’t return home. Below are a few suggestions for preventing pets from going missing, and ensuring they can make their way home if they do.

  • Make sure your pets have collars and legible tags. Collars can become worn or lose so check them often.
  • Microchipping is an easy and proactive solution to finding your lost pet.  Microchipping is a simple procedure; the chip is injected under the skin like a vaccination. Unlike collars and tags which can slip off or become worn, microchips are permanent and can scanned by any veterinarian or animal agency.
  • Ensure your yard is secure. Drop to your pet’s level and examine the perimeter of your fence and gates and check for holes or loose fencing. Fix any problems immediately to keep your pet from getting lose and injured.
  • Introduce yourself and your pet to your neighbors. If your neighbors know your pet, they can easily bring it home or alert you if it gets loose.
  • Train your pets to stay in the yard. If you have a pet that jumps the fence or rushes the door, this behavior can be modified.
  • Keep pets in the house during firework displays and celebrations. Many pets become scared and their instinct is to run and hide when they hear loud noises. The two weeks surrounding Fourth of July are the busiest of the year for animal shelters.

Being a proactive pet owner will ensure your pets’ happiness and safety.

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September 25th 2018

We have Closed for the day. Please call during normal business hours.

We have no after hours phone service. If you have lost a pet please call animal control in your city (see services tab for phone numbers)

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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.

 

Please join us September 27 from 3:00-6:00 pm at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville. We will have adoptions, vendors and a candle-lighting ceremony at 5:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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