Dogs on the Go Pet Adoption VehicleThe Victor Valley Animal Protective League (VVAPL) humane society introduced its first mobile adoption vehicle to the public on February 13. Called “Dogs On the Go,” the vehicle can showcase 25 pets, it’s debut took place at PetSmart in Apple Valley during Pet Smart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend. The vehicle was donated by Southwest Gas. A ribbon cutting ceremony kicked off the showcasing of this first of its kind vehicle in the High Desert, vehicle. Afterwards, attendees were able to get a look at some of the pets up for adoption through VVAPL. Every month Dogs on the Go will travel to different locations throughout the area bringing adorable adoptables to a neighborhood near you! VVAPL is a nonprofit and was the first animal shelter in the Victor Valley. Since 1958, VVAPL has rescued, sheltered and found homes for unwanted animals. Their clinic provides vaccines, spay/neuter, dental and microchip clinics, pet therapy, and C.A.R.E.S. outreach education programs in schools, senior facilities and health and safety fairs. VVAPL Humane Society is located at 21779 Zuni Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307. Call (760) 247-2102, or visit www.vvapl.com for more information.
Employee Giving Programs HelpGiving back and making a positive impact in local communities is part of the mission of many companies. One way to accomplish that is through employee charitable giving programs, providing employees the opportunity to support local nonprofits through one-time gifts or ongoing payroll deductions. VVAPL Humane Society is thankful and humbled by the generosity of employees from two giving programs – Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund (DVCF) and Southwest Gas Corporation’s Fuel For Life. For over 30 years, Disneyland Resort cast members have focused on providing meaningful service to their communities. Cast member Rachelle Allen recently nominated the humane society to receive one of the many grants given to Southern California nonprofits through the Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund. VVAPL was awarded $5,000 to help with Chip and Return, a low-cost microchip program launching in March. “A microchipped pet has a greater chance of being reunited with their family if found,” said VVAPL Executive Director Kathy Williamson. “Thanks to DVCF, we’re able to provide this much needed, low-cost resource to pet parents.” Southwest Gas encourages a culture of giving, and their employees have a long and proud history of making a meaningful difference in the communities they serve. This year, through the Fuel For Life program, the generous SWG employees donated $11,881.71 to VVAPL, which will be used to support the humane society’s community and adoption programs, such as their Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle. The humane society was also honored to be highlighted in the Fuel For Life Campaign video, which can be viewed at www.swgas.com/en/charitable-giving. VVAPL Humane Society is a nonprofit located at 21779 Zuni Road in Apple Valley. For information call 760/247-2102, visit www.vvapl.com to view animals, and like us on Facebook.