The Twelve Days of VBAS

On the 1st day of Christmas, the VBAS Medical Program gave to Mabel ONE eye surgery!


Mabel, a sweet little Pug, was having a very bad day when she arrived at the shelter. Her left eye had ruptured and was beyond saving. We sent her to a specialist who removed the eye. Mable is now feeling *much* better and is no longer in pain. Best of all, she was adopted to her forever home!

Help the next animal at the Shelter that needs to go to the hospital for a life-changing surgery. Donate here.


On the 2nd day of Christmas, the VBAS honored TWO dogs, Cleo & Mikey, by sponsoring a 50% adoption fee reduction for all bonded pairs.


Cleo and Mikey were able to be adopted together due to the VBAS funding its reduced fee adoption program. In addition to bonded pairs, adoption fees for seniors (7+ years old) and long-term residents (5+ months) are 50% off as well!

Help us continue this program and honor a special love like Cleo and Mikey and many others.  Donate here.


On the 3rd day of Christmas the VBAS Happy Tails Program took our dogs for a THREE mile hike!


An amazing idea for a shelter dog – to hike in a park or on a mountain trail. Twice each month, our Happy Tails Program takes shelter dogs on Volunteer led hikes in Stough Canyon and local parks.

Help a shelter dog get out and take a hike.  Donate here.


On the 4th day of Christmas the VBAS Kitten Charm School gave each ‘student’ FOUR weeks of classes.


The socialization window for scared and nervous kittens is small, so we started Kitten Charm School to teach these small but fierce kittens that humans are ok! Kitten Charm School provides foster parents with the training, resources and support to work with these scardey-kittens and turn them into loving balls of fluff. 79 kittens went to Charm School in 2022 and all of them graduated and went to loving homes.

Help send a kitten to Charm School.  Donate here.


On the 5th day of Christmas, the VBAS provided FIVE lab tests per week.


Bella was not feeling well when he first got to the shelter. Lab tests and bloodwork done by our medical program identified the problem. A treatment plan was made and soon Bella was feeling much better! He made a full recovery and was adopted to his forever home.

Help us provide labs and bloodwork for all the animals that need it!   Donate here.


On the 6th day of Christmas, The VBAS bought over SIX hundred cases of food for our kittens.


The 300+ kittens in our Kitten Foster Program ate over 600 cases of kitten food this year!

Help put food in the mouth of a hungry kitten!  Donate here.


On the 7th day of Christmas, our VBAS foster families provided SEVEN days a week of at-home care.


Being a foster parent is a 24/7 job. Whether it be tiny puppies and kittens, a senior dog, or an adult cat needing extra TLC, our foster families gave them all 7 days a week of love and care, and it made all the difference!

Help us put more animals into foster homes! Donate here.


On the 8th day of Christmas the VBAS gave to our Kitten Foster Program over EIGHT thousand pounds of litter!


Larry, Moe and Curly are just as shocked! They and their friends in the Kitten Foster Program (Over 300 kittens fostered this year!) go through tons of litter every year. Literally!

Help keep the litter pans stocked and help us save more kittens.  Donate here.


On the 9th day of Christmas, the VBAS placed NINE barn cats into safe homes during the months of May and June.


Our Barn Cat Program works all year long to secure barns, stables or businesses for outdoor, unsocialized cats who could never be adopted as a house pet. 22 barn cats were placed in working homes in 2022.

Help a cat who needs special placement find a home!  Donate here.


On the 10th day of Christmas, TEN new foster families helped foster 24 dogs and puppies!


10 new (and a total of 19) families in our Puppy Foster Program and Adult Dog Foster Program fostered 24 puppies and dogs in 2022.

Help give a foster dog a second chance and give a puppy the right start in life. Donate here.


On the 11th day of Christmas, the VBAS gave to injured or ill animals ELEVEN X-rays every week.


Our Digital X-Ray machine continues to be an absolute game changer for our medical program! Every animal needing x-rays gets them!

Help keep our X-ray running and providing life saving diagnosis to more cats and dogs.  Donate here.


On the 12th day of Christmas the VBAS gave TWELVE months of saving the lives of curious cats, friendly dogs, snuggly bunnies and other furry and feathered creatures.


Can you think of a more perfect holiday gift? We can’t! Help us save more lives!  Donate here.