Valley Animal Center: Amazing Ava

Nov 9, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures

by Arianna Padilla

Arianna Padilla is the Volunteer Coordinator 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.

Ava is a five-year-old American Pit Bull who is available at Valley Animal Center’s Dog Adoption Center. Ava has gone through quite the journey in her lifetime, and our staff is hoping she’ll find her true forever home soon.

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Ava first came to Valley Animal Center in April of 2016 as a stray out of Orange Cove, abandoned, skinny, and suffering from a severe case of mange. Valley Animal Center rescued Ava, and after some time, she was healthy enough for adoption. Less than a year later, Ava was adopted by what we hoped would be her forever home. Unfortunately, we were wrong.

It was 110 days ago; Valley Animal Center received a phone call from an animal control agency in Arizona. Ava’s adopters abandoned her in the summer heat, hundreds of miles away. Thanks to the gracious donations we received from our community, we were able to retrieve Ava from the animal control agency in Arizona, and return her to safety. After getting back to a healthy weight, and spending some time receiving love from our staff members, Ava is officially ready to be adopted again! pit bull

Ava is very loving, smart, and friendly. She knows “sit” and enjoys the occasional treat. Ava is now searching for her true forever family; if you think that could be you, stop by our Dog Adoption Center to meet her! Like all of our adoptable animals, Ava is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. Ava is available for adoption for just $180; the adoption center is open seven-days-a-week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information on Ava, or any of our adoptable animals, please visit our website at, or call (559) 233-8690.

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1 Comment

  1. Bless you, Ava dear — best of luck, sweetheart !


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