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California Service Dog Academy – Rey’s Journey

Jan 19, 2021 |

We are very happy to report that we have partnered with the California Service Dog Academy and will work together this year to provide service dogs to people that legitimately need them! Our partnership became official this month when representatives of the CSDA, Renee Cardoza and Brygette Branco, met Rey, an adorable 3-month-old German Shepherd mix we had in our care. Renee previously worked with Creature Coach Dog Behavior Consultant and Trainer Kit Perry and…

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Anjanette & Willard

Jan 11, 2021 |

My name is Anjanette and I am an animal care associate here at Valley Animal Center. While I do love dogs, I have been working with cats exclusively for about four years. If I could talk about cats all day, I absolutely would. However, I haven’t always been a cat person. I only ever really had one pet of my own growing up and that was a hamster, but I saw cats around the neighborhood.…

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Lioness seeks furever home

Dec 14, 2020 |

When Nala first arrived at Valley Animal Center four years ago, she was named Venice. When she was adopted late spring of 2016, it’s possible her adopters looked at Venice’s adorable puppy rolls, soft, cream coat and glowing eyes and thought of the 1994 Disney animated feature film, The Lion King, and changed her name from Venice to Nala. We think it was a wonderful decision! Mid-January of this year, Nala’s adopters made the difficult…

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Tireless volunteer helps organizations throughout Central Valley

Nov 12, 2020 |

Even when Thomas Flanigan walks into our facility with a mask on, we know he’s got the biggest smile on his face. Known to many as simply Tom, Tom was born and raised in Boston, Mass. 75 years ago. When he was 17 years old, Tom joined the navy and worked as a police officer for many, many years before joining the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office as an investigator. Today, Tom refers to himself…

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