Under a nation-wide quarantine, Animal Friends of the Valleys felt the real impacts of COVID-19 during April 2020. With a decrease in foot traffic, our Team was concerned that the pets in our care would not find their forever homes, but the compassion in our community completely blew us away, with our shelter seeing more empty kennels than we have ever seen in our 33-year history.
We at AFV were amazed to see the compassionate hearts of the Animal Friends in our Valleys, who helped us find forever homes for 110 cats and 135 dogs and returned 7 cats and 57 dogs to their owners.
Our Rescue partners took 24 cats and 53 dogs into their care. With the help of our enhanced “Barn Buddy” program, our shelter only euthanized 1 feral cat during the month of April.
As we move deeper into Kitten Season, we need your help.
Our foster homes are already overwhelmed with Mama and baby kittens, and we are looking for more families to open their hearts and homes to these cuties that need our support until they are old enough to get fixed and find their forever families.
If you are interested in supporting this program, please complete an application at https://afv.org/foster/
Thank you so much for your continued support of our shelter pets. Because shelter pets are Heads and Tails Above the Rest!