Barkfest & Rover Romp 2018
Our annual FREE family and dog-friendly event features a 3K and 5K run/walk to help the Auburn Valley Humane Society care for the animals in need. You can register for the walk or run or donate to our cause. The course is a flat, easy and scenic route along the White River for all ages. The event includes demonstrations, specialty vendor village, plus entertainment, raffles and pet licensing. See more details about Barkfest & Rover Romp.
Prevent tragedies with the abandoned animals in our community. We have an urgent need in the summer.
Animals like Roxy need our help to survive. Read more about Roxy’s story..…
Our summer pet tips include:
- Do not leave pets in the car
- Watch the temperature
- Avoid hot pavement
- Provide enough water
Picture your Pet as the Next Calendar Star!
The Auburn Valley Humane Society is excited to announce its 6th Annual Pet Photo Contest and Fundraiser! It is a great way to show off your four-legged family members to everyone. It’s easy to enter by completing the online entry form at this link, upload the picture and pay the entry fee of $10. You will include a brief description of why you love your pet. The contest will continue until September 30.
Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to vote for your pet. $1 donation = 1 vote. The top 14 pet photos who receive the highest vote counts are the winners in the 2019 Calendar Contest and will be featured on one of the monthly pages. Each monthly winner will receive a 2019 calendar. Voting continues through October 16th!
The real winners are the shelter animals in our care. AVHS provides quality care and forever homes for hundreds of homeless and abandoned pets annually through animal sheltering and adoptions, veterinary care, and much more! The goal is to raise $22,000 to provide for the medical care (spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchipping) for the animals in our care.
Go find your favorite picture and upload it today. For more details on the calendar contest, visit this link.
New this year, you can reserve a calendar day. Your pet will be featured on that specific day on the calendar. Remember to reserve early so you have that special date reserved!
Prizes for 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners. Check out our calendar pages for more information.
Grant will help Senior Dogs
Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announced that AVHS was one of the animal welfare groups that was awarded a grant to help local senior dogs. The grant will support the new AVHS Public Veterinary Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to low income Auburn residents for non-routine medical care of their dogs and cats. The program aims to enrich and maintain the human animal bond and keep loved pets in their homes. For more details on the program, click here. Biolo is one of many great senior dogs that are available for adoption at AVHS.
Paint your Pet Fundraiser
- Sign up for our next class on September 29.
- 6:00-9:00 pm
- Thank you to the Painting with a Twist – Auburn especially to Jess and Anne Marie!
Sip. Paint. Relax.
Don’t worry if you don’t think you can paint!
You will have lots of fun at Painting with a Twist – Auburn.
Read more about Pippin’s story!
Pippin came to the Auburn Valley Humane Society because I was rescued from another shelter and given a second chance at life. Read more..
Read more about Jordan’s story!
Jordan came to the Auburn Valley Humane Society because he was in the California shelter too long. Read more...
AVHS has launched its Shelter Buddy Reading Program. The program is designed for children in grades K-6. There have been over 50 readers participating in the program. The Shelter-Buddy program is currently full, however, if you wish to be added to the waitlist, please complete the application and you will be contacted when space is available.
Children read to the shelter cats on Monday through Thursday, 10am – 5pm.
Visit our wish list from Amazon.com to help us with current needs. We’ve added many new items to the list including interactive toys for the kitties, puppies, cats and dogs at the shelter. Thank you to those who have chosen to donate new interactive toys and scratch boxes. The kitties and puppies appreciate your generosity.
AVHS VISION STATEMENT:
To be a model of excellence in the advancement of animal welfare
AUBURN VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY’S MISSION:
The Auburn Valley Humane Society enriches the lives of companion animals and people through animal sheltering, services, programs and community engagement.
AVHS is a local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit, which relies on pet licensing fees and donations to fund the shelter and educational programs.
AVHS CORE VALUES:
- We value the compassionate care of companion animals.
- We value the humane treatment of all animals.
- We value our staff and volunteers.
- We value our relationships with our partners and supporters.
- We value our role as a leader in animal welfare.
- We value integrity, fiscal responsibility and careful stewardship of our resources.