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.
Chester is a sweet, seven-year-old male Terrier mix. He was taken in by Fresno Humane as a stray earlier this year, and didn’t come to Valley Animal Center until February. He adores the staff, but is ready to go to his forever home.
Our staff describes Chester as being very shy and calm. Since he is a bit older, he likes to spend most of his time lying in his comfy bed without much interference. Although he is loving towards people, Chester does not get along with cats or high-energy dogs. Sadly, Chester was returned to our care because he didn’t get along with his adopters’ house cat. We’re really hoping to find him a proper home.
November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Even though Chester is cute and lovable, finding him a home may be rather difficult. It is an unfortunate reality that many of our senior animals are often overlooked for the puppies, kittens, and younger animals in our care. For his age, Chester is in good health. He has some vision and hearing loss, but no serious medical conditions. We do advise that anyone wanting to adopt Chester provide him with preventative care and annual exams to keep him as healthy as possible.
Chester is not a high-energy dog, he just needs a neighborhood walk every few days. He can easily be entertained with toys. Chester has been mistaken for a puppy because of how much he loves playing with tennis balls! Like all of our adoptable animals, Chester has already been neutered, de-wormed, is up-to-date on his vaccinations, and is micro-chipped.
For the month of November all dogs and cats in our care are only $40. If you would like more information about Chester or any of our 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 Holiday Bake & Craft Fair on Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money to help with the cost of caring for our adoptable animals while they find their forever homes.
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.