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  • DONATE | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    Charitable giving is the lifeblood of VVAPL. Contributions from supporters like you help to offset the cost of running the shelter, and provide for the health and comfort of the animals. Thank you! Interested in making a recurring donation? Click HERE. Prefer using PayPal? Click HERE. Prefer using Venmo? Click HERE.

  • HOME | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    Victor Valley Animal Protective League (VVAPL) is a lifesaving leader in the Victor Valley, located in Southern California, dedicated to saving animal lives. ADOPT Adopting a pet saves and changes lives for good. Pets belong with people, and adopting from VVAPL helps to place wonderful dogs and cats in loving homes across the nation and beyond. MORE INFO FOSTER Fostering a shelter pet for any amount of time enriches their lives and opens up space at the shelter. Being a foster is a rewarding way to improve the lives of dogs and cats in our community. MORE INFO VOLUNTEER Volunteering at VVAPL is an easy way to give back to your community, and helps us meet our mission of saving every pet that can be saved. Read on to learn more about our volunteer programs. MORE INFO DONATE Your donations (recurring or one-time) help to keep the lights on, our staff paid, and the dogs and cats warm and safe while we find them new homes. Learn more about supporting VVAPL below. MORE INFO Give a lifesaving gift today. Saving Animals Since 1958 $100 $50 $25 OTHER ABOUT US Victor Valley Animal Protective League (VVAPL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 animal shelter and adoption center serving the Victor Valley communities and beyond. We provide homeless animals with shelter and care while working to find them new homes. VVAPL helps more than 2,000 animals each year. All pets are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. OUR MISSION "Victor Valley Animal Protective League provides shelter and care for homeless cats and dogs for the purpose of finding them suitable and permanent new homes while promoting the importance of spay/neuter and thoughtful, healthy relationships between people and their pets." Become a VVAPL Furry Friend Hero! Our Furry Friends Heroes monthly giving program provides revenue support we can count on, allowing us to focus our energy on saving and caring for animals instead of fundraising. It's also a good way to show your commitment to VVAPL's lifesaving mission. MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT Subscribe to Our Newsletter SUBSCRIBE Thanks for subscribing! CONTACT SUBMIT Thanks for submitting! VICTOR VALLEY ANIMAL PROTECTIVE LEAGUE 21779 Zuni Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92307 info@vvapl.org (760) 247-2102

  • EMPLOYMENT | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    Employment See below for open job opportunities SHELTER VETERINARIAN - Part/Full Time ​

  • LEADERSHIP | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS Terry Saenz, President Rhonda Morris, Vice President Tony Scafidi, Treasurer Nancy Keller, Secretary Jack Brown, Director Steve Myers, Director ​ MANAGEMENT TEAM Steve Peltier, Executive Director Jennifer Lane, Shelter Supervisor

  • LICKS FOR LIFE | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    Planned Giving Planned giving is another means of gifting that can provide lifetime monetary benefits for causes that are most important to you. It is an opportunity for donors to give to our organization in a scheduled way, before or after death through their estate or other means. The below information is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide any tax, legal or accounting advice. As each individual donor's estate planning may vary significantly, always consult with your tax and legal professional advisors before committing to any transaction. Bequests One of the most common ways is to make a bequest in your will or family trust. If you already have such documents established, your attorney or lawyer can add our organization as a beneficiary for a future donation. ​ Life Insurance Naming Victor Valley Animal Protective League as a beneficiary of a paid or current life insurance policy can not only provide tax savings but can provide value that far exceeds the premiums paid over time for the policy itself. ​ Charitable Gift Annuity For retirement planning, this type of annuity can provide overage assets to be used to support an organization such as VVAPL. ​ Appreciated Securities As an alternative to cash donations, giving securities in the form of stocks or mutual funds, for example, can have a double tax benefit if the donation is considered a long term investment with the tax deduction equaling the fair market value of the securities. ​ • • • ​ For anyone interested, we are happy provide the initial sample language to be used for Planned Giving purposes with your attorney or tax professional specifically for Victor Valley Animal Protective League. For those without representation, we can also assist in providing a third-party local legal contact for a free consultation. ​ Planned Giving not only provides monetary and potential tax benefits but also the satisfaction of knowing the donation will have lasting impact for the future of Victor Valley Animal Protective League and its commitment to saving animals and help continue our Mission of... ​ Making A Difference One Life At A Time ​

  • LOW-COST VET CLINIC | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    Pet Loss Resources Pet Loss Support Hotlines National Pet Loss & Bereavement Hotline Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice Answered 7 days a week from 7 a.m.–11 p.m. (EST) (855) 352-5683 ​ Grief Support Line (ASPCA) Noon - Midnight EST 877-GRIEF-10 or (877) 474-3310 This is a direct line to ASPCA's psychologist and grief counselor, Dr. Stephanie LaFarge, PhD. Pet Loss Support Websites Pet Loss Partners (petlosspartners.com ) Everlife Memorials (everlifememorials.com ) The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (aplb.org )

  • LICKS FOR LIFE | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    Gifts Received In Memory or Honor of: The simple act of donating in the Memory or Honor of a person or pet will help continue our Mission of... ​ Making A Difference One Life At A Time ​ Thank you so much for donating. Below are the most recent gifts. Terry Saenz donated In Memory of : Foxie ​ ​ DONATE ​To Make A Donation In Honor or Memory of click below ​

  • LICKS FOR LIFE | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    Linda and her dog Minnie ​ The Linda Ellsworth LifeSaver Medical Fund This Fund was set up to treat homeless animals in need of medical treatment that might otherwise cause them to be euthanized. Snakebites, amputations, skin diseases, eye removals, and broken bones are just a few of the medical conditions treated successfully. Your donations give our precious pets a second chance at finding a loving family. Linda Ellsworth was a beloved board member who left us much too soon. She absolutely loved animals and worked tirelessly to help our precious pets. A donation to the LifeSavers Medical Fund honors Linda's passion and helps continue our Mission of... ​ Making A Difference One Life At A Time ​ ​To Make A Donation, choose The LifeSaver Medical Fund in the dropdown list on the Donation Form. DONATE

  • PET PARENT GUIDES | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    Pet Parent Guides ​ The First 30 Days of Cat Adoption The First 30 Days of Dog Adoption 9 Ways to Welcome Your New Cat Separation Anxiety in Dogs Cats & Kids Food Aggression in Dogs Exercising with Your Cat Kids & Dogs Puppies & Parvo Introducing Your New Dog to Your Current Dog New Cat Introductions

  • FOSTER | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    FOSTER ​ Foster caregivers are volunteers who care for animals in their home until they are strong enough or well enough to be made available for adoption. ​ VVAPL’s Foster Program requires at least an 8 week commitment. Fosters must be at least 18 years old, complete orientation, and pass a background check. ​ If you’d like to be considered as a foster caregiver, please complete the Foster Interest Form, and one of our staff members will be in touch. FOSTER INTEREST FORM Animals needing foster homes: Orphaned kittens and puppies. Underaged, self-feeding kittens and puppies (4 – 8 weeks old). Mother cat or dog with nursing kittens or puppies. Shy or fearful animals who need socialization. Healthy older adult animals (who are usually already house trained) who could benefit from home care—especially in the spring and summer when the youngsters are getting the attention.

  • LOW-COST VET CLINIC | Victor Valley Animal Protective League | Apple Valley CA

    End of Life As many people consider their pets as part of the family, the loss of a beloved pet companion can be an especially heartbreaking experience. Our compassionate staff are here to support both you and your pet during this difficult time. Victor Valley Animal Protective League provides end-of-life euthanasia services at a reduced price for pet owners. Owners are not able to be present during the service. Rest assured that our highly trained and compassionate staff will offer your pet the most humane service possible. Owner-Requested Euthanasia When the quality of your pet’s life has seriously deteriorated due to old age, severe injury, or a debilitating illness, you may decide humane euthanasia is the most compassionate option to alleviate pain and suffering. We do recommend you work with your veterinarian (if possible), to receive guidance on the timing of end-of-life care. We also suggest going to a veterinarian office if you want to be present for your pet’s euthanasia process, as our shelter does not provide this option at this time. Please note, we reserve the right to refuse euthanasia for any animal whose health condition and/or pet ownership cannot be verified. Euthanasia Services are by Apointment Only , unless it is an emergency situation. ​ Guardians releasing an animal for euthanasia will need to provide personal identification, proof of ownership, and supporting information of the medical or behavioral condition. We reserve the right to refuse euthanasia service if guardianship or a medical/behavioral condition cannot be confirmed. We will NOT euthanize any healthy or treatable pet. We cannot euthanize a pet if it has bitten or scratched someone within the last 10 days. If your pet has bitten or scratched a person breaking the skin within the last 10 days, by law, you must notify your local animal control services. ​ Owners are not able to be present during the service. Rest assured that our highly trained and compassionate staff will offer your pet the most humane service possible. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Days: Tuesday – Saturday Cost: Euthanasia Only: $45 or $65 (if over 50lbs) Cremation Only: $125 (prices for cremation start at $125 and increase dependent on add-on services) Euthanasia with Cremation: $45 or $65 plus $125 for cremation (prices for cremation start at $125 and increase dependent on add-on services) To Make An Appointment for Euthanasia: Call (760) 247-2102 Email info@vvapl.org What to Expect: You and your pet will be treated with kindness and dignity. There will be time to be with your pet before and after euthanasia (if you choose), but not during the euthanasia process. Plan to be at the shelter around 30-40 minutes. What to Bring and Fees: Forms of Identification such as a driver’s license or state ID Proof of pet ownership such as vet records, tags, photos ​ Cremation ​ We offer cremation along with euthanasia services for an additional fee. In cases when a pet has passed away at home, you may bring them to the shelter for cremation. If you wish to arrange for private cremation and would like your pet’s ashes returned to you, we will assist you with this service. ​ For help with your grief, visit our Pet Loss Resources page.