Valley Animal Center: Turner The Chihuahua

Jan 19, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures

by Vanessa Villanueva

Vanessa Villanueva is an Administrative and Humane Education Assistant with Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California. VAC shares their animal rescue adventures with us every month. Check out KRL’s interview with VAC to learn more about what they do.

Turner is a five-year-old Chihuahua mix that came into our care in August 2018. Valley Animal Center’s staff rescued Turner just days before he was scheduled to be euthanized at Tulare Animal Services.

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Chihuahuas are fiercely loyal to the people they consider their family, and eat up as much attention as they can get. For those who enjoy dressing up their pets, Chihuahuas love the warmth of a sweater during the winter, since they despise cold weather. Chihuahuas have a reputation of being notoriously hard to house train; many owners resort to litter boxes or indoor grass patches. For first-time dog owners, Chihuahuas are economical dogs because of their small size.

Turner is a very energetic boy; we suggest he go to a home with a family that has the time to play with him on a daily basis. Daily walks are essential to avoid ending up with an obese Chihuahua. Turner is comfortable with dogs close in size to him, but he can get a little protective over his food. We also recommend Turner goes to a home with older children, since he can be a bit skittish with younger children. rescue dog

Like all of our adoptable animals, Turner has already been neutered, de-wormed, is up-to-date on his vaccinations, and is micro-chipped. For the month of January the dog adoption fee is $100 and the cat adoption fee is $60. Our clinic is offering $10 off any spay/neuter procedures scheduled in the month of January. If you would like more information about Turner or any of our other adoptable animals, please call the Valley Animal Center at 559-233-8690, or stop by our facility. Our cat and dog adoption centers are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please consider supporting Valley Animal Center by attending our Third Annual Red Carpet Rescue on February 22, 2019. The venue will be decorated to fit a “Mardi Paws” theme with fun vibrant colors. The evening will include a great sit-down dinner provided by TorNino’s Banquets, fantastic live and silent auctions, and much more. The best part is, all funds raised from this event will go right back to helping the homeless animals in our care in 2019. Visit to purchase your ticket today! animal rescue

For more information about Valley Animal center you can visit and their website.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section & watch for more stories from Feral Paws every other month, and we would love to have you join our KRL Pets Facebook group. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to Valley Animal Center.


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