Training dogs helps prevent bad behavior

Animal Friends of the Valleys Special to Valley News It is never an easy task to obey a destruction order from Riverside County Superior Court. Unfortunately, Animal Friends of the Valleys has recently received such an order for a dog that has now bitten two young children – one of whom is undergoing facial reconstruction […]

Animal Friends of the Valleys ‘Wines for Canines + Kitties’ barks a win at South Coast Winery

Animal Friends of the Valleys ‘Wines for Canines + Kitties’ barks a win at South Coast Winery

Pets paraded in their costumes. Their masters and “Friends of the Valleys” sipped wine and shared stories of their favorite pets all the while showing their support for the valley’s largest animal shelter at the South Coast Winery in Temecula, Saturday, Sept. 23. The annual Animal Friends of the Valleys “Wines for Canines + Kitties” […]

Record number of pets adopted during AFV’s “Clear the Shelters” day

Record number of pets adopted during AFV’s “Clear the Shelters” day

WILDOMAR – In just one day, hundreds of local residents visited the shelter at Animal Friends of the Valleys as well as the Petco stores in Temecula, Menifee and Lake Elsinore and adopted a record number of cute and cuddly pets. According to Neil Trent, executive director of AFV, families, couples and individuals adopted 103 […]

Animal Friends of the Valleys announces new leadership

WILDOMAR – Animal Friends of the Valleys announced new leadership for two positions. Neil Trent was chosen as the new executive director, and Beth Soltysiak is the new director of donor development. Trent has an outstanding history with over 30 years of experience in animal welfare. He began his career in London with the British […]

New online licensing services available for Menifee pet owners

MENIFEE – The city of Menifee is pleased to announce, in partnership with the city’s animal control provider Animal Friends of the Valleys that online dog and cat licensing and renewal services are now available for Menifee pet owners. Menifee residents, who have a current rabies vaccination and spay or neuter certificate, if applicable, for […]

Golfer wins car at AFV fundraiser with hole-in-one

Golfer wins car at AFV fundraiser with hole-in-one

Animal Friends of the Valleys’ FORE…The Animals Golf Tournament 2017 featured a hole-in-one as well as a successful fundraiser. This year’s title sponsor was Paradise Buick GMC. According to U.S. Hole-In-One (an insurance provider for such contests), there is a 1-in-32 chance of someone making a hole-in-one with a field of 100 amateurs on a […]

Pet-A-Palooza adoption event attracts animal lovers

Pet-A-Palooza adoption event attracts animal lovers

Animal Friends of the Valleys and Hawk Ranch presented a major pet adoption event, Pet-A-Palooza Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. The event featured pet adoption, a petting zoo, police K9 demonstration, children corner with bounce houses, live music, food vendors and numerous shopping vendors (for pets and people). Numerous families came out on a sunny day […]

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