VALLEY ANIMAL CENTER

We are their shelter... You are their future.

FRESNO, CA   |  http://valleyanimal.org/

Mission

Our mission is to unite dogs and cat with loving people but it does not simply end at the adoption process. With our low-cost clinic, a membership-based dog park, and humane education resources found on our website, we want to ensure our community has easy access to resources that will help them along in their pet ownership journey.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Rob Piccolo

Main address

3934 N HAYSTON AVE

FRESNO, CA 93726-4603 USA

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Formerly known as

California Feline Foundation

EIN

77-0540565

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Single Organization Support (D11)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is working on helping our community with the overpopulation of cats and dogs through rescue efforts, as well as low-cost spay/neuter services for our community and other local animal welfare organizations, along with reaching out to the community using humane education in our school districts, businesses, community events, and kid's camps.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

Since its inception, the Valley Animal Center veterinary clinic has offered low-cost spaying, neutering, and vaccinations to the public. Over the years, the Valley Animal Center has expanded to offer more comprehensive veterinary care to the public at a low-cost. In addition to performing spay and neuter surgeries and vaccinations, the clinic is providing an array of services to encompass routine health care and diagnostic medicine. The clinic staff is performing an ever-increasing selection of procedures including general wellness exams, dental cleanings and extractions, biopsies, blood work, culture analysis, and more. The expansion of the Valley Animal Center’s clinic is an ongoing mission to ensure that all of the Valley’s dog and cat owners, regardless of income, are able to maintain a healthy and happy pet.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 Center offers a variety of curricula and activities tailored to the age and interests of each specific class or groucompassion, volunteering, and careers in animal welfare. To date, the Valley Animal Center has presented to public and private school classes, homeschooled groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, 4-H groups, religious youth groups, and many more.
Adults are reached through similar presentations to community organizations and local media. The emphasis of this education is always population control through spaying and neutering rather than euthanasia.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Valley Animal Center houses thousands of dogs and cats annually until they are placed in loving homes. Euthanasia is never performed unless the animal is suffering from a serious illness that cannot be cured, or a painful condition that cannot be alleviated. Upon entering the shelter, cats are tested for Feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia and dogs are tested for Heartworm Disease. Both dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, and administered any additional medical care as needed. Even those once considered unadoptable due to their medical problems or disabilities have been rehabilitated and ultimately adopted into loving families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Dr. James W. Thornton Dog Park with built in 2013 to provide the communities pets a save haven off leash. We believe that key components to having a well-behaved dog is to socialize them regularly with other dogs, provide them exercise, and do this in a safe and controlled environment where all members must be spayed/neutered, up to date on all required vaccinations, and pass a small temperament test to make sure they show no signs of aggression.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Commitment to Disaster Preparedness 2009

Humane Society of the United States

Certificate of Appreciation - SpayDay 2010 2010

Humane Society of the United States

Certificate of Recognition 2012

California State Assembly - Henry Perea

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Dog and Cat Adoptions

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The yearly metrics show dogs and cats combined that were rescued from euthanasia.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Dog and Cat Adoptions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This yearly metric shows cats and dogs combined.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These metrics speak of the active volunteers.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Valley Animal Center's ultimate goal as a no-kill dog and cat adoption center is to stop the use of euthanasia. There are many ways we go about accomplishing this goal to include: spaying and neutering, educating the public on how to be responsible pet owners, taking animals from animal control facilities whose time has run out and bringing them to our facility to give them a second chance at finding a forever home and most importantly adoptions. We would love to be a no-kill nation and all of us, humane organizations, are doing our part to achieve the ultimate goal but we need everyone's help in stopping the use of euthanasia.

The strategies to achieving our ultimate goal is:
• To provide the rescue, adoption and population control programs necessary to ensure all companion animals a stable and loving home in which to complete their natural lifespan.
• To improve the quality of relationships between people and pets.
• To support and lead other animal organization, locally and across the country, with solid program models that help save animals and bring the healing touch of animals to local communities.
• To create educational programs utilizing innovative methods to introduce the higher ideals of compassion toward animals, define responsible pet guardianship and make the case for the need to humanely control the companion animal overpopulation.
• To develop a disaster preparedness program for all animals affected by any disaster, natural or human caused. This program would include disaster training for Valley Animal Center staff and volunteers. Supplies, equipment and additional animal caging would be ready for use at a moments notice. The Valley Animal Center property would be available as a regional triage center for animals in need of medical care and temporary sheltering. The Valley Animal Center will also work with other disaster preparedness organizations and make available its facility, supplies, staff, and volunteers.

As the largest no-kill dog and cat facility in the San Joaquin Valley, we have worked tirelessly for more than 25 years to accomplish the goal of reducing the use of euthanasia for treatable and adoptable animals in Central California. The Valley Animal Center is able to house thousands of dogs and cats annually until they are placed in loving homes. We are very fortunate to have a growing Humane Education Program that allows us to provide free classroom visits with adoptables, field trip opportunities, and presentations to educate our community on the importance of spaying and neutering and responsible pet ownership. The Valley Animal Center has made great strides in providing affordable veterinary care to pets throughout the last decade. Thanks to a generous grant in 1997, the Center's low-cost spay and neuter clinic opened its doors to provide these services to the community and their animals, as well as other animal welfare organizations. In, 2018, we received a generous donation that allowed us to expand our clinic real estate by 5,000 to keep up with the demand from our community for these low-cost services. 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, we have the capability to transport an average of 25 animals comfortably in a climate-controlled environment to various locations throughout the community for adoption. This life-saving vehicle can also be used to retrieve and rescue animals from disaster areas. To ensure the Valley Animal Center will be around for generations to come, our small but efficient development team works tirelessly to raise awareness for the cause and promote fundraising efforts to sustain our life-saving organization. Our Legacy Society, a group of compassionate individuals who have included the Center in their estate planning, helps to ensure the sustainability. The Valley Animal Center is also in the process of starting an endowment program, which will solidify the Center's presence as non-profit, no-kill humane society for future generations.

In 2018 alone, we were able to accomplish the following wonderful achievements within our community:
611 Cats and Dogs rescued from euthanasia
1,022 Cats and Dogs adopted out to forever homes
3,233 Low-Cost Spays & Neuters
14, 295 Low-Cost Vaccinations
1,176 Low-Cost Wellness Exams

Financials

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VALLEY ANIMAL CENTER

Board of directors
as of 5/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christine Morykwas

Founder

Carol DeBellis

John Roman

Brian Gallo