Animal Friends of the Valleys asks for donations towards new low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinic

AFV new clinic under construction. Valley News/Courtesy photo

WILDOMAR – Animal Friends of the Valleys has raised over $1,000,000 towards the new AFV low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic. Donors, including Terry and Cindy Gilmore with Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac, Petco Love Foundation and other community donors, are helping the nonprofit animal shelter meet its goal of raising $2.7 million for the new clinic.

In 2022, AFV veterinarians performed nearly 13,000 shelter and community pet spay/neuter surgeries, yet the demand keeps rising. Surgeries are currently performed by our outstanding veterinarian and RVT staff in a mobile clinic. The facility is too small for the number of pets needing services.

AFV’s goal is to unite the AFV shelter and clinic campuses to make it more convenient for the six cities they serve. The new clinic is currently under construction. The new clinic will service the growing communities and will include modern procedure rooms and equipment, spacious air-conditioned lobby and an increased capacity to meet the demands of the pet community.

Every dollar counts. AFV said it is so appreciative of its current supporters but also needs the support from local businesses and community members. Mo Middleton, executive director at AFV, encouraged every local business to give at least $1,000 so the goal can be reached.

Animal Friends of the Valleys has been serving the community since 1987. Last year alone, AFV welcomed over 8,600 dogs and cats and was pleased to report they are at the highest adoption rate in its 36-year history.

Leave a legacy and support the animals by contacting Beth Soltysiak, director of development at AFV, at or 951-676-0618, ext. 218, or visit

Submitted by Animal Friends of the Valleys.