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Happy Birthday Jake, We Miss You!

Feb 8, 2024 | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Jake, We Miss You!

Happy Birthday, Jake! Jake was a wonderful red Golden Retriever who was adored by all who met him, especially his mom, Tammy Shultz. He was actually quite famous among Tammy’s customers at Clovis Appliance. Jake quickly became a celebrity among the Old Town Clovis community. He even used his status to help gather supplies for our adoptables last year on his 9th birthday. People showed up in droves to help Jake and his furry friends.…

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Ophelia: Bulldog found with extensive wounds infested with maggots (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Nov 28, 2023 | Comments Off on Ophelia: Bulldog found with extensive wounds infested with maggots (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

  It is heartbreaking to see an innocent pet in pain. Here at Valley Animal Center, we are fortunate enough to be able to provide care to a few animals with grave and life-threatening injuries. We raise donations all year, but on #GivingTuesday, we have the opportunity to share how your funds are making an impact on the lives of homeless dogs and cats. We thank you for supporting our efforts and encourage you to…

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Día de los Muertos, a positive outlook on the grieving process

Nov 3, 2023 | Comments Off on Día de los Muertos, a positive outlook on the grieving process

    A Positive Outlook Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2 that celebrates past loved ones. In recent years, it has also been celebrated in the United States by those who are familiar with the holiday and those who have embraced its concept. While the topic of death is often avoided, in the first week of November the memories of past loved ones are celebrated. For…

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Phoenix: Chihuahua mix found burned, on the road to recovery

Oct 31, 2023 | Comments Off on Phoenix: Chihuahua mix found burned, on the road to recovery

In the beginning of October, a Chihuahua mix puppy was found with burn scars covering most of her tiny little body. According to eyewitnesses, some of the neighborhood youth was seen singeing the abandoned puppy’s fur. When the poor pup began to catch fully on fire, the kids ran away. Fortunately, a neighbor was able to put out the flames with a hose. The puppy then escaped. On the following day, a good Samaritan found…

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We’re not kitten around. Nearly 300 kittens rescued this year!

Sep 19, 2023 | Comments Off on We’re not kitten around. Nearly 300 kittens rescued this year!

Kitten season occurs annually and during the warmer months. It can start as early as March and end as late as October. Our staff members, volunteers, and foster parents work hard to save the lives of innocent kittens, and with funds raised through our annual Pennies for Pets fundraiser held in March, we were able to raise funds that helped us lay the foundation for the impact we can have on the community this year.…

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Athletes help reduce owner surrenders at Valley Animal Center

Sep 6, 2023 | Comments Off on Athletes help reduce owner surrenders at Valley Animal Center

  We are excited to share that we have been awarded a $1,000 grant from Athletes for Animals, an organization that strives to connect athletes nationwide with a shared passion for animals. They help spread information about responsible pet ownership, raise funds, and provide grants to support animal welfare organizations. With this grant, we will be able to tackle one of our biggest problems surrounding our adoptables this past year: owner surrenders. Thanks to their…

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Scar: Dog brought in with serious case of scabies, slowly recovering

Aug 2, 2023 | Comments Off on Scar: Dog brought in with serious case of scabies, slowly recovering

When we rescue a dog or cat with a serious condition, we are fortunate to be able to treat them as soon as possible thanks to your continued support. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on funds donated by individuals, businesses, and organizations that are passionate about animals. When we welcome an animal who is in desperate need of help, we’re fortunate to have a supportive community. We thank you for being part of that…

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Sprinkles: 3-month-old puppy with serious ear infection surrendered to Valley Animal Center

Jul 25, 2023 | Comments Off on Sprinkles: 3-month-old puppy with serious ear infection surrendered to Valley Animal Center

This July, a puppy with a serious ear infection was surrendered to Valley Animal Center. We named her Maria, and her animal ID is 27049. This adorable poodle mix was only three months old at the time and was riddled with fleas. It was very clear to us that she was in need of treatment. Maria, now known as Sprinkles, was first assessed by our animal care operations supervisor and foster care coordinator, Maritza Lopez.…

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National Kitten Day 2023

Jul 10, 2023 | Comments Off on National Kitten Day 2023

Kitten season has impacted our faculty this summer. We currently have more than 35 kittens in need of furever homes and have tried to make room for them by allocating six separate rooms for them. On this National Kitten Day, we ask that you please consider helping us give kittens the care and love they deserve. Abandonment Dumped kittens are commonplace in this line of work and, unfortunately, happens way too often at Valley Animal…

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Max: 10-pound terrier mix returned nearly two months after adoption

Jun 30, 2023 | Comments Off on Max: 10-pound terrier mix returned nearly two months after adoption

Our marketing team featured an adorable 10-pound terrier mix, Max, on our blog earlier this year in January. At the time, Max was reaching 800 days in our care. With the help of our supporters and local media outlets, we found an adopter within days, and our entire team was ecstatic. Nearly two months later, we were shocked to hear his new adopter made the decision to return him. About Max Max (animal ID: 23723)…

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