Victor Valley Animal Protective League

21779 Zuni Rd
Apple Valley CA  92307

Phone: (760) 247-2102

Victor Valley Animal Protective League

In 1956, due to the Victor Valley’s growing population of abused, neglected, abandoned and stray animals, a small group of people saw the need for an animal shelter and animal welfare program. They formed an organization called Victor Valley Animal Protective League (VVAPL), which was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1958.

(Per a VVAPL document dated around 1962 or 1963, the organization started as an expressed desire of John Charles Thomas at his death. Thomas was a popular American Opera, Operetta and Concert Baritone. His wife Dorothy K. Thomas was a driving force in VVAPL becoming a reality.)

The group started raising funds to build an animal shelter. In December 1960, Newton T Bass’s Apple Valley Foundation donated 5 acres on the corner of Zuni and Navajo roads. (Bass was one of the founders of Apple Valley.)

In April 1962, the very first animal shelter in the Victor Valley opened its doors to help the many animals of the Victor Valley communities.

To control pet overpopulation, VVAPL’s dream of a Spay/Neuter Clinic became a reality in March 1980. A weekly Vaccine Clinic was also implemented.

Today we are called VVAPL Humane Society and provide several importance services to help pets and pet parents: animal adoptions, low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter clinics, low-cost microchipping, and community education programs.



Humane Society, Animal Adoptions, Low-cost Vaccine Clinic, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, Low-Cost Microchipping, Community Education Programs

RESCUING AND SAVING LIVES SINCE 1958

VVAPL Humane Society provides shelter to homeless animals relinquished by their guardians, rescued from abuse or neglect and stray or abandoned animals.

VVAPL’s mission is to provide and maintain a safe, clean an

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Business Information


Founded: 1958

Categories: Adoption Service, Animal Shelter, Pet Service

Hours

Tue: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm



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Past Events

Dog Adoptions & Microchips~ Victorville City Hall

Dog Adoptions & Microchips~ Victorville City Hall
08:00 am - 04/21/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

VVAPL Humane Society’s Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle will have cute canines looking for their forever homes at the City of Victorville’s Low-Cost Dog...

VVAPL/Burgerlicious Cruise Night 2018

VVAPL/Burgerlicious Cruise Night 2018
05:00 pm - 04/13/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

Cruise Nights are back at Burgerlicious in Apple Valley on Friday, April 13 from 5pm to 8pm. Thanks to the Route 103.1 FM, the BCC (Burgerlicious Critter Crue)...

Do Good With Burritos

Do Good With Burritos
04:00 pm - 03/19/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

Chipotle is having a fundraiser to support VVAPL Humane Society. Just bring in a flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause...

Adelanto Microchip Clinic

Adelanto Microchip Clinic
09:00 am - 03/17/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

VVAPL Humane Society and Adelanto Animal Control are holding a microchip clinic on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Adelanto City Hall, 11600 Air Expressway....

PetSmart Adoption Weekend

PetSmart Adoption Weekend
10:00 am - 02/16/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

VVAPL Humane Society’s Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle will be at Apple Valley PetSmart, 19011 Bear Valley Road for the National Adoption Weekend on Friday,...

Free Dog Training Session

Free Dog Training Session
11:00 am - 02/03/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

Get one free dog training session with an adoption. Training session with Kevin Kinzer will be every Saturday. Additional training available. Six week course with...

Free Dog Training Session With Adoption

Free Dog Training Session With Adoption
11:00 am - 01/20/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

FREE DOG TRAINING Get one free dog training session with an adoption. First session will be January 20 at 11:00 am. Training will be here on site at the shelter. 21779...

Pizza For A Purpose

Pizza For A Purpose
06:30 pm - 01/13/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

Join us for Pieology fundraiser benefiting the animals at VVAPL. This is a soft opening of the new Pieology on Restaurant Row. 100% of proceeds during this time,...

Pizza For A Purpose

Pizza For A Purpose
11:30 am - 01/13/2018

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

Join us for Pieology fundraiser benefiting the animals at VVAPL. This is a soft opening of the new Pieology on Restaurant Row. 100% of proceeds during this time,...

Free Cat Adoptions Saturday

Free Cat Adoptions Saturday
09:00 am - 11/11/2017

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

VVAPL Humane Society, 21779 Zuni Road in Apple Valley is offering FREE cat/kitten adoptions from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. Each adoption...

VVAPL Adoptions at Fall Festival

VVAPL Adoptions at Fall Festival
09:00 am - 10/07/2017

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

VVAPL Humane Society’s Dogs on the Go Mobile Adoption Vehicle will be at the City of Victorville Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with...

Adelanto Microchip Clinic

Adelanto Microchip Clinic
09:00 am - 09/16/2017

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

VVAPL Humane Society is holding a microchip clinic on Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Adelanto City Hall, 11600 Air Expressway. The first 50 pets...

Coldwell Banker Pet Adoption Day

Coldwell Banker Pet Adoption Day
09:00 am - 09/09/2017

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

For years, Coldwell Banker Home Source has helped people find homes, and now their mission extends to their furry friends. With Adopt-A-Pet.com, North America’s...

Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters
09:00 am - 08/19/2017

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

VVAPL Humane Society is once again participating in the nationwide adoption drive, Clear the Shelters on August 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the humane society, 21779...

Nat'l Check the Chip Day

Nat'l Check the Chip Day
09:00 am - 08/16/2017

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

On August 16, VVAPL Humane Society celebrates National Check the Chip Day, a day to remind pet owners to microchip their pets, keep the registration information...

Desert Flooring Dog Adoptions

Desert Flooring Dog Adoptions
03:00 pm - 08/12/2017

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

Desert Flooring, 12180 Ridgecrest Road #528 in Victorville is having a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, August 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Festivities include...

Cruise Night

Cruise Night
05:00 pm - 08/11/2017

At Victor Valley Animal Protective League

The Route 103.1 FM, the Burgerlicious Critter Crue, and Rod French are presenting Cruise Night hosted by Burgerlicious. All cars pre-1976 and Specialty Vehicles...

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