Terrance is still waiting for his forever home.
Elmer is still waiting for his forever home.
***ROCK SPRING HEALTH & RESOURCE FAIR***
Max Alarid President of Senior Transition Assist with VVAPL Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table at the May 18, 2013, Rock Spring Health & Resource Fair. It was an informative and fun morning for the residents and public with raffle prizes, vendor giveaways, and snacks. We had a wonderful time talking about our animals and services and making new friends in the business community. Thank you Rock Spring for inviting VVAPL Humane Society to this important event for the senior community. Visit www.facebook.com/vvapl.humanesociety for more pictures.
BUTTERCUP WAS ADOPTED!
STARLA WAS ADOPTED!
***VVAPL SPEAKS AT PHOENIX ACADEMY WITH THE WATERSHED PROJECT***
Millie loves being the center of attention while waiting to perform some tricks.
VVAPL Humane Society Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz along with Ambassador Dog Millie spoke about the importance of picking up animal waste to the students at Phoenix Academy in Apple Valley on April 26, 2013. The enthusiastic students enjoyed the presentation, playing the trivia and “find the microchip” games, and watching Millie perform some tricks. Thank you Phoenix Academy for your warm welcome. Millie gives the students “Two Paws Up!” Visit www.facebook.com/vvapl.humanesociety for more pictures.
ASHLEY WAS ADOPTED!
Kyrie is still waiting for her forever home.
***PETSMART ADOPTION WEEKEND WAS A SUCCESS***
We had a wonderful adoption event Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at the Apple Valley PetSmart during PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend. Seven dogs were adopted Friday, thee on Saturday, and one was adopted Tuesday, May 7 after being seen at the adoption event for a grand total of eleven dogs finding their forever home. Thank you to everyone who adopted our cute canines. Visit www.facebook.com/vvapl.humanesociety for more pictures.
HERO WAS ADOPTED!
PRECIOUS WAS ADOPTED!
***PLAN & PREPARE! EXPO***
Rob and Kat greet visitors.
We enjoyed speaking to everyone who stopped by our booth April 27 & 28 at the Plan & Prepare! Expo. We appreciated the positive feedback concerning our Power Talk on microchipping and emergency planning for your pets. And a heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated to our medical fund. It was a wonderful weekend! Visit our Facebook page for more photos. www.facebook.com/vvapl.humanesociety
***FILL THE HYRANT WAS A SUCCESS***
(Left) Volunteer Kat, PR Rep. Terry Saenz, Starbucks Shift Lead Chelsey Santos, Exec. Dir. Kathy Williamson, Volunteers Heather & Braiden. (Front) Foxy and Ambassador Dog Millie.
Thank you to everyone who donated spare change for our Fill the Hydrant event at Starbucks on Saturday, April 20. We raised $450 for our medical fund. Thank you Starbucks (on the corner of Apple Valley and Bear Valley roads) for hosting our event. Thank you to everyone who dropped off rolls of paper towels for our paper towel drive that will continue through the month of April at this Starbucks location. Thank you PaPa John’s Pizza for providing pizza for our volunteers and donors. We enjoyed talking to everyone who stopped by. Ambassador Dog Millie and Foxy give the event TWO PAWS UP!! Visit our Facebook page for more pictures. www.facebook.com/vvapl.humansociety.
***SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL OUT***
VVAPL Humane Society’s Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz volunteered to help the Apple Valley Lions Club during the 4th Annual Shake, Rattle and Roll Out event held Saturday, April 13. Saenz joined Lion Fred Caldera (left) and Lion Mike Weil (right) in handing out emergency whistles. Thank you Apple Valley Lions Club for inviting VVAPL to participate in this important event.
***VVAPL ADOPTIONS AT ROCK SPRINGS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY***
Executive Director Kathy Williamson shows Aaron to his prospective owner.
VVAPL Humane Society was at Rock Springs Retirement Community in Apple Valley on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with animals for adoption. The Rock Springs residents and staff were wonderful. Many stopped by to say hello and interact with the animals, and two animals found their forever home.
Thank you Rock Springs for your warm welcome, tasty snacks and donations to help our animals.
Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vvapl.humanesociety for more pictures.
***VVAPL AND WATERSHED PROJECT AT MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI***
Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz with Foxy shows the plastic bag used to pick up pet waste.
VVAPL Humane Society and Mojave River Watershed Group visited Mountain View Montessori Charter School in Victorville on March 28, 2013, to educate Kindergarteners through Sixth Graders on ways to keep the water supply pollution free. First time participate was Foxy, filling in for VVAPL Ambassador Dog Millie.
Foxy performed her part perfectly as owner VVAPL Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz used a skit to show the proper way to pick up and dispose of pet waste, which is a major pollutant to the Mojave River Watershed. Saenz explained that water pollution affects all desert animals and plants, not just people and pets.
As always, the assemblies are not only informative, but fun. One of the highlights was the trivia game, which reinforced the information presented. Then Foxy showed off her bag of tricks. The students especially enjoyed her “high five” and ringing the dinner bell.
Thank you Mountain View Montessori Charter School for your warm welcome.
Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vvapl.humanesociety for more pictures.
***VVAPL TALKS DOGGIE DOO DOO TO EUCALYPTUS PRESCHOOLERS***
Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz talks while Ambassador Dog Millie and Executive Director Kathy Williamson performs a skit, and Education Specialist Kelly Koehler looks on.
VVAPL and the Mojave River Watershed Group stopped by Eucalyptus Preschool in Hesperia on March 29, 2013, to educate preschoolers and their parents on ways to keep our water supply free from pollutants. Mojave River Watershed Group Education Specialist Kelly Koehler used an interactive model to show the children how things such as oil, chemicals and pet waste can mix with urban runoff and pollute our water supply. The preschoolers also helped Koehler make an environmentally friendly solution to rid gardens of bugs.
Ambassador Dog Millie and Executive Director Kathy Williamson acted out a skit on the importance of picking up and properly disposing of pet waste, and Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz led the enthusiastic preschoolers and their parents in the mantra…”Doggie Doo Doo is a Stormwater Don’t.” One of the highlights for the children was getting to use the microchip scanner to find the microchip hidden in another classmate’s hands, while stressing to the parents the importance of microchipping their pets. Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vvaplhumanesociety for more pictures.
***MACY’S CHARITY SHOPPING DAY***
Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz and Executive Director Kathy Williamson say “GET LUCKY” by microchipping your pet today!
VVAPL attended Macy’s Charity Shopping Day this past Saturday, March 16, 2013. Executive Director Kathy Williamson and Public Relations Representative Terry Saenz manned VVAPL’s exhibit table “GET LUCKY” ----Don’t rely on luck for the safe return of your pet…Microchip Today! Williamson and Saenz showed attendees how a microchip works and stressed the importance of microchipping their pets. Attendees used the scanner to try to find the hidden microchips behind pictures of VVAPL’s adoptable animals. Everyone was a winner going away with a small token for stopping by the table. Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vvapl.humanesociety for our photo gallery of the event.
VVAPL AND MOJAVE WATERSHED GROUP VISIT JUNIPER ELEMENTARY
VVAPL Ambassador Dog Millie once again did her part to spread the word on ways to keep water going to the Mojave River Watershed pollution free. Millie and VVAPL Executive Director Kathy Williamson joined Education Specialist Kelly Koehler on February 8, 2013, at Juniper Elementary School in Hesperia. Using a Power Point slide show, skit and games, the students learned what the watershed is and how substances such as paint, bug spray, and animal waste pollute our water supply. They also learned they can do their part by disposing of their pet’s waste in the trash and reminding their parents to dispose of harmful substances at a hazardous waste site.
STUDENTS LEARN THEY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Mesquite Trails Elementary Fifth Grade Class and teacher Gabrielle Sims displays Certificate of Appreciation
Hesperia’s Mesquite Trails Elementary Fifth Grade Class elected to help VVAPL’s animals by collecting money and wish list items for a month-long philanthropic project. Teacher Gabrielle Sims helped the students engage in a number of activities to bring awareness to their cause….writing and giving shout-outs during morning announcements, putting posters up around campus, setting up a collection can and box in the front office, manning a table during morning recess to collect donations, taking flyers home, and giving Power Point slide presentations in a few classrooms.
These dedicated, hardworking students collected $200 and a number of items on VVAPL’s wish list. VVAPL presented the class with a Certificate of Appreciation for helping their animals, and the fifth-graders learned a valuable lesson, simply stated by student Julia Nava….. “We Can All Make A Difference.”
VVAPL TEAMS WITH MOJAVE RIVER WATERSHED GROUP TO EDUCATE STUDENTS ABOUT STORMWATER POLLUTION
Williamson gives a "thumbs up" as Koehler show a "Pick Up After Your Pooch" poster each classroom received.
VVAPL Ambassador Dog Millie, VVAPL Executive Director Kathy Williamson, and VVAPL Public Relations Director Terry Saenz joined Mojave River Watershed Group Education Specialist Kelly Koehler at Village Elementary School January 28 and 29, 2013, to educate children about the Mojave River Watershed and how they can help keep it pollution free.
After Koehler explained what the watershed is and different types of pollution, Millie and VVAPL staff performed a short skit to show the proper way to pick up and dispose of their pet’s waste. VVAPL staff explained that pet waste contaminates drinking water not only for people and their pets, but also for the desert wildlife and plants. The children especially enjoyed learning the Mojave River Watershed mantra….Doggie Doo Doo is a Stormwater Don’t.
The students also participated in some fun activities. Koehler led the students in a rousing trivia game to reinforce the information presented, and VVAPL staff played “Find the Micro-chip” to teach the importance of micro-chipping their pets. Millie was also able to show off some of her tricks.
Thank you Mojave River Watershed Group for inviting us to participate in this valuable educational project.
Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vvaplhumanesociety for more pictures.
AMBASSADOR DOG AND ANIMAL CONTROL VISIT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
VVAPL Executive Director Kathy Williamson, with Ambassador Dog Millie, Adelanto Animal Control Officer Jake Fritz, and VVAPL Public Relations Director Terry Saenz greet the youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club of the Victor Valley.
Ambassador Dog Millie and Adelanto Animal Control recently spent an afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club of the Victor Valley educating the children about pet ownership and animal safety. The youngsters were treated to a tour of Officer Fritz's vehicle, a number of demonstrations, and Millie's bag of tricks. Visit us on Facebook for our photos of the afternoon.
AV KIWANIS CLUB AND AV FEED BIN DONATE FOOD TO VVAPL
Apple Valley Kiwanis Club President John Doran (standing far left) and Apple Valley Feed Bin Manager Denise Peabody (kneeling far left) along with Kiwanis Club members present cat and dog food to VVAPL staff (standing on the right).
Apple Valley Kiwanis Club and Apple Valley Feed Bin brought some HO! HO! HO! cheer to the animals at Victor Valley Animal Protective League with their cat and dog food donation. The club started their annual holiday food drive 23 years ago, and VVAPL says a heartfelt THANK YOU to The Apple Valley Kiwanis Club and Apple Valley Feed Bin for their generous donation again this year. Visit our Facebook page for more pictures.
VVAPL INVITED TO APPLE VALLEY LIONS CLUB
Apple Valley Lions Club President Jim Peugh thanks VVAPL Public Relations Director Terry Saenz for speaking at their meeting on November 26, 2012. Saenz spoke about the 1958 beginnings of the shelter and the current services and programs in place for the residents and animals of the Victor Valley. The club members also had an opportunity to ask questions. It was a fun, informative evening. Thank you Apple Valley Lions Club!
VVAPL PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR AT
APPLE VALLEY OPTIMIST CLUB
Terry Saenz, VVAPL’s Public Relations Director, spoke at the Optimist Club of Apple Valley on October 23, 2012. She informed the members about the shelter and how VVAPL’s programs improve and save the lives of animals. Saenz’s talk culminated with a lively question and answer period with Optimist members and pictures with VVAPL Board President Charles Mills, VVAPL Board Member Curtis Slater, and Apple Valley Optimist Club President Pat Reeder.
POINTILLISM ARTIST DONATES PAINTING FOR EVENT!!!
Clint Carl Cearley is a pop artist renowned for pointillism, paisley, calendar art on canvas, and portraits of everything from celebrity pets to rock stars. As one of the most prolific original pointillist artists in the popular art arena today, Clint has a singular eye for the colorful, ironic and humorous aspects of contemporary art. Using acrylic paint as his favorite medium, he creates his paintings from childhood memories and his own unique world view of popular culture. He's been professionally shown numerous times and often featured on LosAngeles television programs.
Artist Clint Cearly poses with painting he donated to help animals at the shelter