We are a nonprofit no-kill dog and cat adoption center, low cost spay, neuter and vaccination clinic, dog park, and humane education provider.
The Valley Animal Center is a 25,000 square foot facility centrally located in Fresno.
Valley Animal Center is dedicated to controlling the pet population through education and spaying/neutering, not euthanasia.We believe animals, as living creatures, deserve to be protected, respected, and given every consideration morally and ethically. Our mission is to assist with and provide for the health and welfare of the animals that have been abused, mistreated, abandoned, and injured; to promote the bond between animals and people; and to instill an appreciation and respect for all living creatures with whom we share this earth.
The Center is easily accessible to residents of the entire six-county region it serves. Even individuals from out of the area and out of state have come to the Valley Animal Center to adopt animals from the Central Valley and utilize its clinic services. Day-to-day shelter capacity can comfortably accommodate more than 100 dogs and 300 cats, and emergency capacity can accommodate 200 dogs and 500 cats.
The Valley Animal Center is a community-supported organization. Financial support is derived solely through donations from the community, grants, program services, and fundraising efforts. Unlike traditional shelters, no funds are received from government sources.
The state-of-the-art dog and cat adoption centers emphasize comfortable and sanitary conditions. Separate dog and cat living quarters allow indoor/outdoor access and exposure to fresh air and natural sunlight. All employees adhere to strict cleaning and maintenance protocol. Anti-microbial flooring throughout the facility along with an air-ventilation system which completely exchanges the air in all animal areas are in place to combat the spread of any illnesses that may arise.
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. Both dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, and administered any additional medical care as needed. Even those once considered un-adoptable due to their medical conditions or disabilities have been rehabilitated and ultimately adopted into loving families.