(Apple Valley)– The Town of Apple Valley Animal Services Department will offer a full slate of animal-related activities throughout the rest of the month.
Pet ResPAWnsibility Class
Learn about how to be a better “pet parent” on July 9 at the Pet ResPAWnsibility class from 10 a.m. to noon. This free class will cover a wide range of topics designed to improve the pet-owner experience such as proper sheltering, waste clean-up, barking complaints, behavior tips and tricks and more.
“Many people get pets without truly knowing how much work they are. This class gives pet owners tools for a successful people-pet partnership,” said Levi James, animal care specialist. “By increasing our residents’ knowledge about these issues and responsibilities, we not only want to create a happy pet population, but also hope to reduce the number of unwanted animals that people abandon because they weren’t prepared to care for them.”
The class will be held in the education room at the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter located at the corner of Powhatan and Quinault roads. Pets are welcome.
Anyone who loves pancakes…or animals…is invited to Applebee’s in Apple Valley on July 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser.
For just $10 a ticket visitors can have their fill of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, syrup, coffee, tea, orange juice, soda and a sense of satisfaction for helping out our local four-legged friends. Tickets are available for purchase at the animal shelter or Town Hall during normal business hours. Applebee’s is located at 19201 Bear Valley Road in the Jess Ranch Marketplace.
Mobile vaccination clinic
Seniors and disabled residents of Apple Valley who are unable to transport their pets to an animal hospital or vaccination clinic are encouraged to schedule an appointment for the clinic to come to them. The “Shelter on the Stray” mobile vaccination clinic will be offered for cats and dogs on July 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clients must call to schedule an appointment. Vaccination pricing ranges from $6 to $15. Low-income families may also qualify.
For additional information about classes, vaccinations, flapjack fundraiser tickets, or other programs offered by the shelter, call (760) 240-7000 ext. 7555 or visit www.AVAnimals.org.