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Valley Animal Center

Valley Animal Center: J.J.

IN THE February 10 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


J.J. is a female, nine-month-old domestic shorthair tabby. She was surrendered to Valley Animal Center when she was just three months old. She was found abandoned with her four other littermates and was rescued by a Good Samaritan.
J.J. and her brothers and sisters were nursed back to health by our animal care team.

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Valley Animal Center: Clawhauser

IN THE January 13 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Clawhauser is an eight-month-old, black-and-white domestic short hair kitten. He was surrendered to us at Valley Animal Center, along with five other littermates, when he was just a few weeks old.

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Valley Animal Center: Voldemort

IN THE December 9 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Voldemort is a five-month-old black and white male domestic short hair kitten. This adorable guy got his name due to his cleft palate which makes him resemble the popular Harry Potter character of the same name.

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by Joseph Riloquio


Walnut is an adorable six-year-old red merle Dachshund mix. He was rescued from our local CCSPCA and has been waiting patiently at Valley Animal Center for a few months now.

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by Joseph Riloquio


Bailey and Bronco are a bonded pair of Bully Breed Mixes. Bailey is a three-year-old female, and Bronco is an almost four-year-old male. Bronco was with us at Valley Animal Center once before when he was just a year old. After only a few short months, Bronco was adopted and found a new home.

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Valley Animal Center: Bear

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Bear is a 10-year-old male German Shepherd who was recently brought back to Valley Animal Centre after spending four years with his previous adopters. He was originally rescued from a local animal control agency and brought to VAC five years ago where he quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite. His huge personality combined with his size and fluffy fur coat earned him the name Bear.

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Valley Animal Center: Archie

IN THE August 12 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Archie is a five-month-old mixed Pit-Bull puppy. He was originally found dumped on the property of a Good Samaritan before being brought to us at Valley Animal Center.

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Valley Animal Center: Sauer

IN THE July 8 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Sauer is an eight and a half year old Queensland Terrier mix. Sauer was surrendered to us at Valley Animal Center in December of 2016, just before the Christmas holiday. Having been with us for a few years now, Sauer is one of our longest residents.

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Valley Animal Center: Lulu

IN THE June 10 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Lulu is an eleven-month-old female Hound-Sheppard mix. She came to Valley Animal Center from Fresno Humane Animal Services with her three sisters in October of 2016. Lulu and her littermates were all given “L” names, and “Little Lulu” was named because she was the smallest of the litter.

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by Joseph Riloquio


Marmaduke is a five-year-old Staffordshire Terrier who came to Valley Animal Center in November of 2016. With his constant smile, friendly attitude, and high energy he quickly became a staff favorite at our shelter.

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by Joseph Riloquio


Sascha is a three-year old female American Staffordshire mix who came to Valley Animal Center in January 2017. Though many of our pets have amazing stories of how they came to our family of adoptables, Sascha’s is truly special.
When one rescue is in need, another is there to lend a helping hand. Sascha came to Valley Animal Center all the way from North Carolina! She was originally rescued from a dog-fighting club by a rescue called Charlie’s K-9 Camp, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Valley Animal Center: Meet RiRi!

IN THE March 11 ISSUE

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andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Devon Predergast


RiRi is a two-and-a-half year old domestic medium haired cat that has been a resident at Valley Animal Center since May 2016. RiRi was rescued from the CCSPA, and when transferred over to our care, she was pregnant with six kittens. Unfortunately, for this mommy, four of her six kittens passed away.

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by Allix Ollivier


Bo is our beautiful, eight-year-old Labrador/Shepherd mix and one of the cutest new re-additions to our shelter. Bo, originally named Smiley due to his wonderfully contagious smile, was originally adopted out from our shelter six years ago. However, during the time Bo was with his adopted family, some unfortunate incidents occurred. Bo has hip dysplasia, which is when the hip ball and socket don’t develop normally.

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by Allix Ollivier


Ferdinand the Pug is a four-year old rescue from our local SPCA. We took one look at Ferdinand, and even though he couldn’t see us back, we knew that Ferdinand would have to become a part of our VAC family! Ferdinand was blind when we rescued him. He suffered from glaucoma which is an increasing pressure within the eyeball that slowly causes loss of vision. When we brought Ferdinand back to our shelter and had our veterinarian look at him, we noticed that he was suffering from intense pain in his eyes because of the pressure that the glaucoma caused.

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