The last two months have been a time of uncertainty and anxiety -- both for humans and animals. While Animal Control agencies and Shelters in our area have responded by closing their doors, Valley Humane Society has left ours wide open! We have rescued strays from other agencies; We have accepted surrenders from owners who can no longer care for their pets; We have taken in animals who have been dumped at our door or abandoned in the streets or the desert. It is now kitten season, and we are taking in babies every day, some as young as one day old, who need to be bottle fed around the clock.
We are not only taking animals IN, but we are also adopting animals OUT -- to generous people who want to share their quarantine time with a new and loving fur friend!
Unfortunately, at the same time our needs have expanded, our sources of revenue have shrunk. Valley Humane Society is 100% dependent on private donations -- we receive no funds from any governmental agency. Charitable donations are sharply down. Our "broken bag" food donation program, which we depend on to feed our animals, has ended because the warehouses are empty. We have had to lay off or cut hours for most of our staff, which strains those remaining. At the same time, to comply with social distancing, we have had to limit the number of volunteers who can help. We have had to cancel or delay many fundraisers, and some of our fundraising partners have had to close their doors permanently. We have more animals in foster than ever, and with that comes expenses for formula, bottles, syringes, and crates.
PLEASE HELP US meet these challenges! We are not giving up and will not close our doors! But we need your help! No amount is too small. Let's work together to help Valley Humane Society come out stronger than ever when this is over!