Mission: The Valley Animal Center is dedicated to controlling the pet overpopulation through education, spaying and neutering, and adoptions, not euthanasia. We believe all animals, as living creatures, deserve to be protected, respected, and given every consideration morally and ethically. Our mission is to assist with and provide for the animals that have been abused, mistreated, abandoned, and injured; to promote the bond between animals and people; and to
instill an appreciation and respect for all living creatures with whom we share this earth.
Programs: The Clovis Project
To alleviate the plight of homeless animals in the Central Valley, the Valley Animal Center teamed up with the City of Clovis’ Clovis Animal Services in 2005, forming “The Clovis Project.” The Clovis Project has been an ongoing collaboration between the Valley Animal Center and Clovis Animal Services to reduce the use of euthanasia on treatable and adoptable animals.
No-Kill Shelter and Adoption Center
The state-of-the-art dog and cat adoption centers emphasize comfortable and sanitary conditions. Separate dog and cat living quarters allow indoor/outdoor access and exposure to fresh air and natural sunlight. All employees adhere to strict cleaning and maintenance protocol.
Mobile Adoption & Rescue Caboose
In 2010 the Valley Animal Center received a very generous donation to purchase a mobile Adoption and Rescue Caboose, commonly known as MARC. With the addition of MARC, the Valley Animal Center has the capabilities to transport an average of 25 animals comfortably in a climate-controlled environment to various locations for adoption.
Spay and Neuter Veterinary Clinic
Humane Education Program
The Valley Animal Center provides free fieldtrips and presentations to the Central Valley’s children and adults in an effort to promote greater understanding of pet care needs and responsibilities, and humane solutions to pet overpopulation.
The James W. Thornton Dog Park and Perpetual Care Sanctuary for Cats - The project will add a beautiful acre and a half dog park to the shelter that will be open to public and shelter dogs alike. In addition to the dog park, there will also be the Perpetual Care Sanctuary for Cats. This building will be reserved for the animals that are left to the Valley Animal Center in the wills and estate plans of the Valley Animal Center’s prestigious Legacy Society Members. The owners of cats can specify whether or not they want their felines to be adopted to new families or whether they would prefer they live out their lives at the Valley Animal Center. Lastly, the dog park will feature a building called the Feral Retirement Village, where our wilder feline residents can live out their lives in peace and harmony until they pass or also find a forever home.
The James W. Thornton Dog Park and Perpetual Care Sanctuary for Cats will be completed in 2013. Upon completion, this project will join the Valley Animal Center’s other offerings, including: the dog and cat adoption centers capable of emergency intake in the event of a disaster, the low-cost veterinary clinic for routine health care and diagnostic medicine and treatment, and the humane education program with mutual benefit for students and companion animals. The James W. Thornton Dog Park and Perpetual Care Sanctuary for Cats will complete the Valley Animal Center and further enrich the lives of the Central Valley’s companion animals and the humans who love them.
Animal Valley Center deserves much recognition for being a top notch facility and safe haven for unwanted animals. They treat the animals as if they were their very own. The facility is clean, beautiful and filled with wonderful staff whom are professional, attentive, sympathetic, and caring. They go above and beyond to help people and animals . Animal Valley Center is a blessing to our community!
This is a good shelter because the animals are very happy and well taken care of. They have a wide variety of feline and canine companions to choose from and take home to the family. They also have good events that showcase the variety of outreach programs they have established. There is also a top notch dog park that is state of the art and very cool for a low low cost to use.
Valley Animal Center is a no kill shelter that has been around for over 26 years, first being a shelter for cats and then expanding to include both cats and dogs. Their work comes from the heart and they are the best of the best, saving the lives thousands of an abandoned animals. Valley Animal Center finds them a loving home and gives them a clean, warm, safe and loving environment to live in in the mean time. Valley Animal Center is a little piece of animal Heaven in Fresno, CA.