Appearances on local network television stations are used to promote adoptions and provide education, such as seasonal pet safety tips. Articles in community newspapers feature an adoptable pet of the week and as well as deal with pet first aid, typical behavioral and safety concerns. Each month flyers are also distributed to animal-friendly businesses that outline a special needs shelter resident, upcoming events or pet safety tips. When you are getting a coffee, purchasing pet food or checking out a book at the library, look for these free publications. If you own a business that would be interested in having these flyers on-site, please email your request to Chris@thevbas.org.