Valley Animal Center closes during Fresno emergency order ‘shelter in place’; animal care continues

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Valley Animal Center, a Fresno-based no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, closed Thursday following Fresno’s emergency “shelter-in-place” order issued Wednesday.

The clinic, cat and dog adoption centers and dog park will be closed until further notice, according to a press release. All volunteer opportunities have also been suspended.

“That doesn’t mean we’re not here for the animals,” said Valley Animal Center executive director Greg Peña. “Animal care staff will continue to feed and care for them on a daily basis, and any animal that is currently undergoing medical treatment will continue to receive that treatment.”

Valley Animal Center said it appreciates the support from the community and asked the public to consider making an online donation to the organization.

Monetary donations can be made online at valleyanimal.org or through the organization The Facebook page.

The public can also text the code “PENNIES” to 44321 to donate.

Any amount donated during the month of March will be matched by a Valley Animal Center supporter.

For emergencies, the organization recommends contacting Cedar Veterinary Hospital at 559-251-7141 or 24/7 PetVets at 559-486-0520.

Benjamin M. Yerger