About the Antelope Valley Dog and Cat Rescue, Inc.
Founded by Vilma Drever, the 2010 Antelope Valley Senior of the Year, this rescue is a safe haven for the dogs and cats Vilma saves from the surrounding desert.
Vilma and her volunteers have rescued abandoned, starving, injured and ill dogs and cats. We have provided them medical attention, food, and shelter. All want to be loved. We have found homes for some, some are still at our sanctuary, and others have been placed in temporary foster homes.
Statement of Purpose
To serve the dogs and cats of the Antelope Valley by providing sanctuary for the unwanted, medical attention for the needy and responsible pet ownership through community education. More...
WHAT WE HAVE DONE?
We have rescued abandoned, starving, injured and ill dogs and cats. We have provided them medical attention, food, and shelter. All want to be loved. We have found homes for some, some are still at our sanctuary, and others have been placed in temporary foster homes. More...
WHAT IS OUR VISION?
Our vision is to reduce animal overpopulation. We want to offer free spay and neutering to all dogs and cats, throughout the entire Antelope Valley.
We want to rescue abandoned dogs and cats, give them care, rehabilitate the adoptable, and give sanctuary to the unwanted.
WHAT ARE OUR LONG-RANGE GOALS?
We envision a complete compound with a hospital facility a full time vet, convalescent quarters, isolation building for new arrivals, a leukemia hospice for cats, a nursery section for moms and their newborns, an education/hospitality center, a senior citizen center, and a pet cemetery.
WHAT IS OUR PRESENT STATUS?
We are incorporated as Antelope Valley Dog and Cat Rescue, Inc., a non profit corporation. We have received our tax exemption status from the IRS and Franchise Tax Board so all donations are completely tax deductible.
We currently have eight acres in Pearblossom and we are in the first stage of development. The property was originally vacant land with old buildings and trash on it. We have completed several dog and cat kennels, which are filled to capacity.
We have installed a new 5,000 gallon water storage tank, a new water well, and we have gas and electricity on the property. The land has been surveyed and we have obtained kennel licenses as well as business licenses from both the city of Palmdale and the city of Lancaster.
Because there are so many abandoned animals in the Antelope Valley, AVDCR is filled to capacity and we need donations of cement/concrete foundations and steel dog fencing to create more kennels and cat homes. Please consider donating your time and materials to AVDCR today!