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It is through the support and love of the Central Valley community that we can protect the lives of thousands of dogs and cats in our area. We invite you to join any of our upcoming events to see our work – through your generosity – in action . If you cannot attend one of our events, please follow us to view up to the minute photos and receive updates on where you can find us, special promotions, and stories about our lovable pets.

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    Lilly
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    Dexter


Other Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways to help support the dogs and cats of the Valley Animal Center. From in-kind donations off our Wish List to permanent memorial and tribute opportunities to matching employer donations and so much more. Any support of our no-kill organization goes so far to help all the homeless animals in the greater Central Valley.

 

Wish List

Many supplies are needed to support the Adoption Center’s day-to-day operations. Your donations will help us care for the many homeless and abandoned dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that find their way through our doors.

Donations can be dropped off at our shelter 7 days a week from 10am-4:30pm. Thank you for your support!

To help maintain a Healthy and Pleasant Living Environment for our Animal Residents:

  • HE (Front Loader) Laundry Detergent
  • Heavy Duty Garbage Bags (33 Gallon)
  • Bleach
  • Anti-Bacterial Dish Soap
  • Dog and Cat Toys (new)
  •  Wet Cat Food
  • Towels (used or new)
  • Distilled Water
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Leashes and Collars (new)
  • Cat Litter Pans
  • White Bath Towels
  • Dog and Cat Poop Scoopers
  • Doggie Walk Bags

**We are also looking to revamp our decorations for this holiday season! If you would like to make a donation, we are looking for 7 feet tall artificial Christmas trees!**

Recycling Program

Your trash can add up to treasure for our shelter! The items below can be recycled for anywhere from $0.02 to $4.00 or more! It all adds up, and the recycling funds we get allow us to save more animals. Start collecting your recyclables today!

You can bring them to our recycling center in our Grand Lobby seven days a week from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm!

Cash Redemption Value (CRV) Recyclable Materials:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Plastic bottles

Terracycle Materials:

  • Capri Sun drink pouches

Payroll & Matching Gifts

Payroll & Matching Gifts

Did you know that many companies allow you to give through your payroll, pre-taxed and will even match your gift? Please click here to view a list of companies that offer matching gift programs and to see if your company is on the list. Please click here to view a list of companies that offer a matching gifts program to see if your company is one of them!

Permanent Memorials and Tributes

Wall of Compassion

Your customized message will be etched on a beautiful marble tile and displayed in the Grand Lobby for all to see

Online Order Form

Photo Wall

The name of a pet or person will be printed on a glossy, Di-Bond tile and displayed in your choice of our Dog or Cat Adoption Centers or the Dr. James W. Thornton Dog Park.

Bricks for Pets

Your message etched on a 4”x8” brick that paves the walkway of our beautiful 2.5 acre, Dr. James W. Thornton Dog Park is a lasting tribute.

Download Order Form

 

Annual Giving Society

The Valley Animal Center is honored to have the support of wonderful individuals who donate year after year to ensure our life-saving efforts. To recognize these loyal donors, we have our very own Annual Giving Society called PAWS (Providing Animals with Shelter). Members of PAWS are donors whose yearly generosity and dedication have allowed us to make a greater impact for companion animals in our community.

Supporters whose cumulative charitable giving from the previous year totals $100 or more are automatically enrolled as PAWS members. Thank you to our PAWS members, and thank to all of our supporters for your compassion. We couldn’t do it without you!

PAWS Benefits

Purrfect Angel $100 – $249

  • Recognition in the Valley Animal Center’s Annual
    Donor Report on our website
  • Private guided tours of the Center

Pooch’s Patron $250 – $499

  • Complimentary pet submission in the Valley Animal Center’s Pet Calendar
  • Plus all previously listed benefits

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Cat’s Meow $500 – $999

  • Complimentary annual membership to the Dr. James W. Thornton Dog Park for one dog
  • Plus all previously listed benefits

Royal Hound $1000 and above

  • Invitation to our annual P.A.W.S Appreciation
  • Plus all previously listed benefits
Click here for our 2014 PAWS members list!To make a donation to join PAWS today, click here!

Donate items for auctions and raffles

Consider donating a service, product or item for use at one of the Valley Animal Center’s events. Gift certificates are an easy way to promote your company to our thousands of supporters. Businesses or individuals can donate valuables or collectibles for use in our silent auctions. Your contributions are 100% tax-deductible. Please contact Nina Tonnu, Community Relations Coordinator, at nina.tonnu@valleyanimal.org or at 559-233-8690.