Education

In a continual effort to increase awareness about the VBAS, the Burbank Animal Shelter and our roles within the community, the VBAS hosts and attends a number of community events throughout the year. From our Vaccination Clinic to Burbank Police and Fire Service Day, we look to provide education on animal-related topics that include pet healthcare, pet safety, training tips and so much more. Next time you see the VBAS sign around town, stop by and see what information we can offer you.

Pit Bulls

The original Pit Bull is a mix between the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Pit Terrier.  The American Pit Bull is a mix between the Bull Dog and the English Terrier. There is a wide variety of looks to the Pit Bull, which is why so many other breeds are confused with the Pit Bull. Click on the image below to learn more fun facts about this highly misunderstood breed.

Wildlife in our Community

Wild animals are your neighbors. They naturally fear humans and keep their distance—so long as they remain fully wild. Many people do not realize the harm in feeding wildlife. You can help spread the word by sharing educational materials from the Keep Me Wild web site with family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else who shares the habitat with wildlife. Click the link below to learn more about coexisting with wildlife in our community.

Keep Me Wild

 

What is a feral cat?

A feral cat is a free-roaming outdoor cat that has never been socialized. Most feral cats live in bonded groups or colonies. They gather where they can find shelter and a reliable food source. As these outdoor cats have never been handled, they cannot be tamed and cannot be adopted into homes. For this reason Feral Cats should never be relinquished to a shelter.

Outdoor cats can live long healthy lives as long as they are managed responsibly. Caretakers should provide basic shelter, food and access to water. In order to control the population of feral cats it is imperative that all cats within a colony be spayed and neutered.

VBAS recommends Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) as the preferred method of managing feral cats.

You can find more information on feral cats by following the links below:

Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR)
Spay/Neuter Assistance
Barn Cat Program
Cat Socialization Program