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Spay and Neuter Your Pets

Aug 7, 2021 |

Here at Valley Animal Center, all our shelter animals are spayed and neutered. We see spaying and neutering as important to our animals’ health and well-being; it’s also how we help to decrease the stray population in the Central Valley.  If you didn’t know, the Central Valley’s high stray population rate directly contributes to our high animal euthanization rates as local animal control agencies are quickly overburdened. Please consider spaying/neutering your pets, not just for…

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Cat in Mid-Labor Dumped, Only One Kitten Survives (WARNING: Graphic Content)

Jul 13, 2021 |

July 5th. Monday noon. Someone brought in a pregnant cat. Our front admin volunteer explained we could not take in the cat and gave the person information about other shelters/rescues who could help. When the admin volunteer was further informed that the cat was having birthing issues, she redirected said person to the clinic. The person left and the admin volunteer continued doing her administrative work.  “I should’ve kept my eye on them as they…

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Adopting a New Puppy or Dog

Jul 6, 2021 |

Listen to the podcast for the FULL conversation here where we talk more about what you should consider before adopting, things you can expect of your new adopted dog, tips and tricks on introducing your new furry family member to your home, and more: Ep. 7 – Adopting Dogs and Puppies   Have you been thinking about adopting a new canine companion but aren’t sure if you’re ready yet? Or maybe you’re having difficulty wondering…

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Injured kitten faces blindness (WARNING: Graphic Images)

Jun 30, 2021 |

  Crawdad, a female kitten, was dropped off in front of a local animal control agency. Maritza, our cat care supervisor, went to pick up the kitten after being reached out to by the local animal control agency. Crawdad is six to seven weeks old with trauma to her right eye that may be related to secondary health issues connected to her upper respiratory. We predict that her injured eye will have to be removed.…

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Adopting a New Kitten or Cat

Jun 28, 2021 |

Listen to the podcast for the FULL conversation here where we talk more about what you should consider before adopting, things you can expect of your new adopted cat, tips and tricks on introducing your new furry family member to your home, and more: Ep. 6 – Adopting Cats and Kittens You found the perfect feline and are in love. After inwardly debating with yourself if you are ready for the commitment of bringing home…

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Pet Safety Prep and Tips: Fourth of July Fireworks

Jun 26, 2021 |

  Don’t lose your pet this Fourth of July! So many pets go missing during this day and night of festivity and fireworks. The loud noises of fireworks leave so many animals confused about what’s happening and their instincts will cause them to bolt and look for safety. Sadly, as the fireworks continue happening, animals will constantly keep trying to run. Even when the fireworks are over, animals may feel dazed and frightened, and by…

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Car Safety for Your Pets

Jun 25, 2021 |

  We received a tragic story from James Wambold, a fellow community member whose dog, Rudy, recently passed away in a car accident. At the time the accident occurred, Rudy was not secured in the car. Both James and Rudy were taken to be given medical care. Unfortunately, Rudy did not survive. Since then, James has been heartbroken and wanted us to emphasize the importance of safely securing your pets when driving. He doesn’t wish…

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Pet Photography Tips

Jun 15, 2021 |

Here are some of the tips and tricks Sim, our photographer, shares in the podcast. You can listen to the full podcast episode here: Ep. 5 – Behind the Tails 1. Expend your pet’s energy. If you have a highly active pet, or one that just has a lot of energy and won’t sit still, consider helping your pet expend some energy before their photoshoot. Take them on a walk, or a run, or spend…

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Family of Cats Taped Shut in Box Saved By Young Boy

May 14, 2021 |

Taped up in a box with no holes and abandoned in an alley, a momma cat and her two kittens were trapped with no air to breathe on a hot California Thursday.  The current outside temperature was 95 degrees. With an elapsed time of one hour, 95 degrees inside of a car would be 118.89 degrees, according to the Inside Car Temperature Calculator by Good Calculators. The inside of the box had scratch marks and bites…

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Foster Story: Max & Charlotte

Apr 29, 2021 |

I’m Jessica Silva and I’m a Dog Care Associate at Valley Animal Center. Not only do I love working with animals at work, I love to take home dogs who need fostering.   This is Charlotte (brown) & Max (white). Both came to Valley Animal Center very nervous. They were nervous to the point they would get snippy if we even approached them. We finally decided to put them together to possibly help socialize them.…

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