VALLEY CATS INC wrote -Two years ago, Valley Cats, Inc. dba Petopia Animal Rescue signed a lease with Westfield for a store in the Promenade Mall in Woodland Hills. We were led to believe our idea of a rescue and adoption center in a mall was a great idea and perhaps there could be additional centers in other malls after this one was established. What a rosy, bright future for Valley Cats, Inc and Petopia Animal Rescue, right? WRONG! During the two years we have been here, no new businesses opened in the mall and several have left when their leases were not renewed. We are now told we will have to vacate by March 2015 or perhaps the latest by June 2015, if they feel so inclined to extend our time. We of course are disappointed and panicked. We have become closely allied with Southern California Pomeranian Rescue in these two years and there is the additional problem of re-homing all the dogs and cats who either reside in our store or need room to show during adoptions, along with all the beautiful elements that make up their environment while they await their forever homes. Our present location is 4000 square feet and every inch is used on behalf of the animals.
We have found a larger, more adequate warehouse to rent in a visible location on a busy street. There will be ample room for Valley Cats, Southern California Pomeranian Rescue, and two other organizations who might like to join us. With each group paying a portion of the rent, we should be able to do it. We would also have space for a company to sell animal supplies.
In order to do anything on behalf of our rescued cats and dogs, we must have at least $200,000.00 to rent, renovate, rebuild, and re-locate our animals into the new building. Money buys competent help to quickly get the job done and the bills paid in time to leave the mall.
Valley Cats, Inc. was established in 1999 and has enjoyed a wonderful reputation. Almost 4000 cats and dogs have been adopted out through our organization and many people have remained in contact with us. Southern California Pomeranian Rescue also enjoys an excellent reputation and has been active for 4 years. Petopia Animal Rescue is the dba for Valley Cats, Inc. and the lease was signed under this name in 2012. During these past two years, several dog and cat rescue organizations have shown their adoptable animals in our center and many of these animals have been adopted out.
THE CONCEPT OF PETOPIA WORKS! One store being used by many groups for the purpose of adopting out their rescued dogs and cats when they have no other safe place to do so. PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE OUR RESCUE AND ADOPTION WORK.
Send your donations to:
Valley Cats, Inc.
23705 Vanowen Street, Box 130
West Hills, CA 91307
Phone: 818/992-3225 or 818/883-5252 or 818/618-4675