I have recently started volunteering at the Valley Animal Center. It is a great non profit no kill animal shelter that gives dogs and cats a temporary home until they can find their forever owner. This is the cleanest and best kept animal shelter that I have ever been to. The animals are provided with a clean and healthy environment that ensures a healthy dog for potential owners. I love volunteering here because I get to clean, help out, and just play with the animals. The animals there are so loving and happy and really appreciate volunteers like myself taking their time just to give them some attention and affection.
VALLEY ANIMAL CENTER IS ALL ABOUT TAKING CARE OF UNWANTED ANIMALS AND THE PEOPLE WHO DONATE THEIR TIME FOR THAT OBJECTIVE. THIS IS NOT ONLY A STOP OFF FOR THESE ANIMALS BUT ALSO A HOME FOR SOME, A HOME THAT MANY MAY NEVER HAD HAD. ITS ALSO A PLACE FOR VOLUNTEERS TO TO GET INVOLVED AND BRING SOME LOVE INTO THESE LIVES AND IN RETURN GET A LOT OF LOVE BACK. AFTER MY WIFE RETIRED, SHE STARTED VOLUNTEERING ,CHANGED HER LIFE AND IS NOW AS HAPPY AS SHE HAS EVER BEEN. WE BOTH SPEND TIME THERE NOW
I am a professional pet sitter and a volunteer for Valley Animal Center. I have helped raise funds and donated food as a community project and have foster parent to VAC puppies. This organization has its act together, they do an outstanding job of caring for all the animals in their charge, they are organized and get things done, work with the community and have the forsite to continue to grow to make the Central Valley a better place for homeless animals. The low cost spay and neuter clinic is a great resource for the many other non-profit shelters in the valley who are trying to do their part. It is my pleasure to help support this great organization in any way I can.
Every year I have my picture taken with all of the good cats and dogs. This picture is something you will always cherish and makes a great Christmas Card. All of the volunteers and people that work there are the nicest people you will ever meet. They show an amazing kindness and caring spirit for all of the cats and dogs that are just looking for a special home they can go to. Please come by and see me on Saturday November 16th and join in the fun. I'm looking forward to seeing you.
Valley Animal Center is the place in the Valley to adopt a cat or dog. All of the staff at Valley Animal Center show so much concern for the dogs and cats at their shelter. The shelter is very clean and professional. I have had the extreme pleasure of volunterring at the shelter and have had the opportunity to see firsthand how all of the staff interacts with the cats and dogs in the shelter. They truly care about the animals and do evrything they can to have them adopted into caring families homes. In fact my dog Mason came from the shelter and is a fantastic dog.
Our company, Island Photography, has partnered with Valley Animal Center by providing some technical services to Valley and by encouraging our customers to donate to the Center. We picked Valley because of their humane, ethical and professional manner in running the no kill shelter. Everyone with whom we have contact in their organization is exceptional. They are knowledgeable, dedicated, hard working folks and just plain fun to be around. Our expectations have been exceeded time and again. We have lots and lots of animal lovers in our company and we are all very grateful the the Valley Animal Center exists for the benefit of the animals in our communities. Ed Jaeger, president/owner, Island Photography
I have been a volunteer for at least 20 years and this is the best shelter every, they are best on helping all of our animals. Thank you Valley Animal Center for all your help in our community.
I like the fact there is a no-kill shelter in Fresno that is helping to save animals and also provide lo-cost spaying and neutering. I do wish the kennel staff was more professional and friendlier though, which is why I gave them 3 stars instead of 4.
i have been a volunteer for about a year and love every minute. the animals are kept in great condition the place is so clean no odors lots of room. The dogs are always being walked and the cats are always being cuddled and the staff are just such special people, i cannot say enough good things about this wounderful place. maggie
Valley Animal Center is a top notch shelter. The staff is amazing and the animals are able to live in a very nice environment until they find their forever homes. I am proud to be a volunteer with Valley Animal Center!
I have been involved with VAC for more than 11 yrs and it has been a very rewarding experience. I have watched it grow from a no kill shelter for cats in a small run-down building to a beautiful no kill shelter for cats and dogs. My main role has been to be foster mommie for kittens. I cannot express the enjoyment and fulfillment this has broght me. The facility is expanding every day and is currently completing fenced in areas for shelter dogs to run and play that will also be open to the public at specified times. The cats have fenced in areas outside their rooms and the dogs are walked many times daily. This is a valuable assest to our community as Fresno County has the highest euthenasia rate in California so we providea valuable alternative and give our furry friends another chance at finding a forever home! I have been blessed to be a part of this shelter's growth and functions. This facility definitely deserves to be one of the 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofits List!! Thank you, Jan Mahar
My 13 year old heard about the Valley Animal Center needing volunteers and signed up. She also got me to sign up, we have walked the dogs and volunteered at different events to raise awareness and funds for the No Kill shelter. They do wonderful work for the animals (cats and dogs) that are waiting for their forever homes. The facility is kept clean, the animals are well cared for, the staff and volunteers are so caring and wonderful.
I have tried everything to get my 8 year old engaged and keep her busy. She's tried gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, you name it, but nothing really spoke to her until I found the volunteer program at Valley Animal Center. She has really come out of her shell and loves going to "socialize" the kittys.
I love Valley Animal so much- that when I got married (9/22/12) in lieu of table favors I made a donation to them in the name of my wedding guests. Their staff, facilities and volunteers are all so amazing- I wish I could be there all the time.
This is such an amazing organization - the facility is beautiful, and you can tell all of the employees are committed to the organization's mission. I would encourage everyone to visit the Valley Animal Center and see how hard they work and what an incredible job they do.
My children and I have volunteered here and we've also adopted here. We highly recommend the Valley Animal Center for both!
I have been an avid volunteer for the Valley Animal Center for going on 6 years. Animals hold a very special place in my heart and I choose to give my support to the VAC because I trust that the animals are well taken care of daily. I respect the work that Valley Animal Center does and admire the staff who work very hard to keep it going. This year I will be doing "Everest for the Animals" in an effort to raise money for the VAC. Please keep the VAC in mind for your future donations. Remember, there are so many ways to donate!
Valley Animal Center was built & operates on grants, donations & fundraisers. As a volunteer for nearly 8 years, participating in the various fundraising activities has been an important part of my life. Watching this organization grow from a building full of cats to an operation complete with cat & dog adoption centers, low cost spay, neuter & clinic services, as well as an extensive education & outreach program has been a rewarding experience. The Mobile Adoption & Rescue Caboose (MARC) is a presence at many community events providing education to the community and enabling even more animals to get adopted. The animals here have are well loved & cared for by staff & volunteers and want for nothing except for a family of their own.
This is one organization that has truly made a difference in the lives of so many animals, giving them another chance at finding a forever home that they deserve, as they provide them the proper care they need and work hard to help place them in a loving home. Through their various programs, outreach and low-cost services, they have also made a great impact in the community, educating people about the importance of spaying, neutering and responsible pet ownership. It is truly the nicest, cleanest and most welcoming facility one will find and should be recognized and rewarded for being a leader, role model and voice for all homeless animals.
What a great organization. With a professionally ran staff, exceptionally clean facilities and a loving and caring attitude towards each and every animal it is a world apart from local city/county animal shelters. They also have the ability to provide (with an at-home atmosphere) for your pets everlasting care upon your death. Having volunteered at this facility for almost 8 years they are my first recommendation to anyone who is looking to adopt a loving a loving animal. Tom Ellis