PAL ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Rating: 2.93 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 20601 Hwy 18 #156 Apple Valley CA 92307 USA

Mission: PAL Animal Sanctuary (dba PAL Humane Society) was formed in October 1993 by a small group of people who were concerned about the well being of the unwanted animals of the Victor Valley. On February 4, 1994 the State of Califonia and the Federal Government granted PAL their non-profit status. PAL provides care, refuge and new homes for abandoned, abused and owner relinquished animals, works with the senior community by providing pet food each month for over 374 senior's pets and with grants provides medical care for indigent seniors pets. PAL has an extensive humane education program (schools, libraries, prisons) and welcomes school age children as volunteers to enrich their lives through animals. PAL has a Humane Officer on staff (one of two in San Bernardino County) for cruelty investigations. Our short term goal is to develop a spay/neuter program using vouchers, and to continue our work with the seniors of our community by offering more services.
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Rating: 5 stars  

What would we do without folks like those at PALS to help animals who can't help themselves. I wish there were not so many people to who abuse and abandon their innocent peds. Kudos to PALS Apple Valley, CA.

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I have seen what they do for abandon animals.

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Give them more resources

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Rating: 4 stars  

I love Pal Humane Society and the work they do here in the High Desert. It breaks my heart to see so many abused and deserted animals and I can tell that Pal gives their all to protect these wonderful little creatures. I have attended one of their fundraisers and was very impressed. A great organization!!!

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I have seen animals get rescued and adopted.

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I can't think of any changes I would make

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't tell you how much our community of the High Desert, California appreciates the great job that PAL is responsible. They continue to struggle through low donations and forced relocations and yet the animals are always their first priority! The PAL organization is an outstanding non-profit organization and one I hope continues to find their way in our current economic times. It seems more animals are in need during people's strife, so the PAL agency is in greater demand than ever.

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Staying abreast of the programs available through PAL. Sharing the information to others to promote the great works being achieved through this non-profit organization.

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Collaborate with the local newspaper for print time to continuously promote the mission of PAL. Reach out to high school aged volunteers to help with the well being of the pets under the care of PAL. I love the dine and donate opportunities that PAL incorporated, I think promoting this fund raising opportunity through print in the newspaper at no cost to PAL could help get the word out more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was fortunate enough to adopt two wonderful cats at different times from PALS -- Tallulah and Irving. Of all the cat's I've lived with over the years these definately are two of the very best. They are funny, sweet and have impeccable social habits. I'm so fortunate that I found them before anyone else had a chance to adopt them.

If you are looking to adopt an animal I strongly suggest that you check out PALS first. The staff there is so helpful and truly have the welfare of the animals and their future companions at heart.

Please residents of Victor Valley, help PALS protect our 4 legged friends. You won't regret it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adopting two cats.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money to complete their objectives in helping animals

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Rating: 5 stars  

Awesome Place that LOVES it's animals. Have know of this organization for many years and the strugles it has just to stay open. Their love for the animals always suvives.

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Boarded my cat their many years ago. Vollenteered for them when we had wild fires in the area. Donate when I can

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make them more known.

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Rating: 5 stars  

If volunteered at PAL's and found them to be extremely dedicated to the animals they received, even when they couldn't really afford more. They always find a way to take care of them and care for them. Unfortunally, we do not live in an area where there are people that make a lot of money, so it's hard to raise money - but they have always found a way to have the money available to feed and take care of animals in their care.

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By my volunteering on a weekly basis and giving my dollars to them when possible. The animals were spayed and if needed they were nursed with love and care and taken to a vet if necessary - They took in puppies people had left to die in the desert among other things.

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I would give them more money if I had it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer dog foster mom with PAL for the last year and half. Through PAL I met the most incredibe dogs who have thought me love and patience. The work PAL does is a labor of love and I am happy to be a part of it.

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I have seen what thework thisorganization does in the community and in the lives of animals in need.

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No changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer and Board Member with PAL for 3 years and the organization is wonderful! The work that they do rescuing so many dogs and cats in the High Desert community of Apple Valley, CA with so little resources is nothing short of a miracle.
PAL not only rescues animals but humans as well, last year, with the help of Sr. Pauline Quinn of Pathways to Hope; they started two prison dog programs. These programs help youth at risk and adult offenders rehabilitate their lives in a unique way, with the help of compassionate humans and the unconditional love of a dog. In addition the program offers vocational training that can be used when the offenders are released. This program truly makes a difference in the lives of all that it touches from offender, prison staff, PAL staff and the dogs and adoptive families. It is a win, win, win, win program!!!
PAL does so much more, humane education for local schools, a senior pet food program for low income pet owners to insure they can keep their furry friends well fed, spay/neuter voucher program for low income pet owners to help control the pet population, low cost vaccine clinics… Well you can see this little Humane Society it a little town with very little income does a lot of great work!
I’m proud to be associated with them!

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I've watched them continue to do the amazing work they do for their community and am consistently impressed with their ability to protect animals and make a difference.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more funding so they could expand their adoption center.

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