Tri-Valley nonprofit Valley Humane Society continues working to serve local animals in need despite changing operational conditions caused by the novel coronavirus crisis -- and a potentially growing demand, not only from COVID-19 fallout but the regular kitten season as well.
"Nonprofits are often working in the shadows during challenging times," Valley Humane executive director Melanie Sadek said in a statement. "Valley Humane Society is focused on modifying our programs and services to ensure human health is protected, while maintaining the greatest positive impact for those animals and people we serve."
Valley Humane's facility on Nevada Street in Pleasanton remains closed to the public, but the organization is still offering adoptions by appointment for dogs and cats in its charge.
Pets like Pamplemousse, a peppy pooch who has retained her active lifestyle (she loves to play fetch) despite having had a leg fracture that was left untreated and healed on its own before she arrived at a public shelter and then into Valley Humane care.
Pre-approved adopters can learn more about Pamplemousse or any other pets available at Valley Humane Society by emailing [email protected]
In addition to adoptions on an appointment-only basis, Valley Humane is also seeking support to fill its pet kits used to support its foster network -- a wishlist of needed supplies is available on the nonprofit's website.
The organization also needs dog and cat food donations to distribute within its AniMeals community program, according to Melissa Adkins, marketing communications manager.
Adkins said it's best if donors order the packaged pet food (wet or dry) online and have it delivered directly to Valley Humane at 3670 Nevada St. A monetary donation page for the AniMeals program is available online as well.
Valley Humane, like other nonprofits, is encouraging people with donor-advised funds with money exclusively for charitable contributions to consider granting undistributed funds to a charity during these difficult times.
For more information, visit the nonprofit's website.