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Kitty Christmas, Merry Mutts

Nov 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Kitty Christmas, Merry Mutts

Kitty Christmas, Merry Mutts returns! Save the date and celebrate Christmas with us on December 17th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. We’ll have delicious food, local shopping vendors with unique finds, a Christmas tree raffle, baked goods, open house tours, and so much more! Free entry, donations welcomed!

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Two malnourished dogs rescued by Valley Animal Center

Nov 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Two malnourished dogs rescued by Valley Animal Center

In September, an individual named Christopher Burress posted on TikTok a short video about two very malnourished senior dogs, Akira and Guero. Click HERE to watch the video. In an effort to help rescue the dogs, Christopher continued to share their story and reached out to us mid-October asking for help. “I need help saving these two dogs,” Christopher wrote. “The owner said he is willing to surrender them, but I need an organization that…

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Senior Dog Spends Final Days in Foster Home

Sep 21, 2022 |

Thirteen-year-old Delilah (11228) was adopted from us back in 2011. February of this year, we found her at animal control. She was scrawny and smelled as if she had been sprayed by skunks. After rescuing her back into our care, Delilah endured health issue after health issue. 😢  From a chronic ear infection that left her off balance and bad arthritis that made it difficult for her to move around, she was on medications and…

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Kitten with Maggots, At-Risk for Amputation

Sep 1, 2022 |

Weedle’s Rescue We received a call from Kerman animal control about a kitten, later named Weedle, who had maggots crawling all over his paws. When our team went to rescue the kitten, Kerman animal control had already cleaned off the maggots but Weedle’s front left paw was in horrible condition. “We’re not sure what happened to it,” said Valley Animal Center Animal Care Adoption Supervisor Ruben Cantu. “It looked like it had been crushed and…

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Kitten with severe injury to jaw named Joker

Aug 16, 2022 |

Joker’s Arrival On July 28th, we welcomed Joker into our care. He was brought in with a severe injury to his jaw, a missing tooth, and a severe case of ear mites. He also had puncture wounds on the bottom part of his jaw, the neck and chin area. We don’t know what caused those injuries.  “We didn’t think he would make it,” said Ruben, our animal care adoption supervisor. “For the first two days,…

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4 Benefits to Pet Vaccines

Aug 12, 2022 |

Should you vaccinate your pets? August is National Pet Immunization Awareness Month so here is our fur-iendly reminder to make sure your pets are up-to-date on their vaccines. Vaccinations are important as they introduce an immune response to help build immunity in your pets, lessen the severity of symptoms, and prevent the spread of disease.  Here are 4 reasons why vaccinations are important: A vaccinated pet is a protected pet. Prevent the unnecessary stress of…

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Returned Twice, German Shepherd Puppy Seeks Furever Home

Aug 9, 2022 |

Update: We are happy to announce that Pam has found her furever home! Meet Pam: Puppy Pam (animal ID: 25106) is an 8 month old German Shepherd mix with lots of shy kisses to give.  She was born here at Valley Animal Center as part of a litter of eight in November of 2021. On February 1, 2022, a family wanting a puppy adopted Pam home.  Sadly, Pam returned to us the very next day…

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Dry cat food donated to feral cat sanctuary

Jul 29, 2022 |

On Wednesday, our admin assistant, Jennie, and front desk volunteer, Robin, shared a very special moment. “What a day,” Robin said at the 12 o’clock hour. “Too bad I didn’t wear my watch today,” Jennie said. “I probably got all my steps in already.” The two spent all morning happily accepting monetary donations and bags of dry cat food from individuals (and pets) who saw our post on Monday morning about needing dry cat food…

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Improving the welfare of our shelter dogs and cats

Jul 22, 2022 |

Staff Learns Ways to Better Serve Shelter Dogs and Cats Several of our staff members attended the virtual “Behavior, Training, Enrichment Bootcamp for Shelters,” hosted through UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program – Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge. Led by Dr. Cindi Delany who has been working in animal shelters for more than 20 years, our staff gained further insight on best practices to implement impactful changes at Valley Animal Center.  Fear Free Training was a…

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Are your pets drinking enough water?

Jul 20, 2022 |

Pet Hydration Do you know how much water your pet drinks? On average, your dog should drink a half to one ounce of water per body pound of body weight. In comparison, cats need about 3.5 to 4.5 ounces of water for every five pounds of body weight. If you have kittens and puppies, they may even drink more due to their growing age and higher metabolism. If your pets don’t get enough water, they…

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