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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - July 29, 2011

Valley Humane Society needs our help

The Valley Humane Society, founded 25 years ago and still Pleasanton's only private, nonprofit animal welfare organization, is out of money and may have to close. This bleak financial report comes at a time when the organization was supposed to be sponsoring a community celebration to dedicate its new 5,200-square-foot headquarters and service building on Nevada Street near the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department headquarters. The new $1.3-million building and the land it sits on was donated by the late Joyce Keeler, a Livermore school teacher who died in 2005. She designated her gift specifically for a new structure to accommodate a growing need for care and treatment of wayward cats and dogs. As a dedicated non-kill animal welfare organization, VHS had a special appeal to Ms. Keeler as it continues to appeal to many others in the Tri-Valley who share her views.

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