News

07 October 2013

Non-Profit of the Year

Written by Sherri Moore, Posted in News

Menifee Valley Humane Society Non-Profit of the Year

Menifee Valley Humane Society was recognized as Non-Profit of the year for our contributions and service to the pets and people of the city of Menifee.

We were also presented with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition for our service by Congressman Ken Calvert and recognized by state Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez.

We are always seeking volunteers to help us keep up our good work in the community. We can't do it alone! If you would like to join us in helping the pets in Menifee please fill out a volunteer application on our website: Volunteering

07 October 2013

Finding Luke

Written by Sherri Moore, Posted in News

Lost for 13 days, this lovable lab is found and reunited with his family!

Luke and Nina

The big mission of summer 2013 was the search for Luke, a big, lovable lab who became lost in the "wilds" of Menifee. Missing for 13 days, he managed to outsmart coyotes, find water, and survive the elements.

Luke's family, MVHS, and volunteers, along with Pet Detective Judy Britton scoured the countryside night and day searching for Luke. MVHS President, Nina Medina, found Luke hiding in a large storm drain and nearly caught him, but Luke had become scared and fearful of people and ran away.

Luke was finally reunited with his daddy Eddie and family when he was spotted on a ranch drinking from a well. The many large signs and banners about Luke throughout the area caught the attention of the ranch owner who alerted Luke's family.

Luke lost 15 lbs during his ordeal and his paws were raw and bloody from the harsh terrain. Luke has now fully recovered from his big adventure and he even had a party to celebrate his return home.

21 September 2012

Willie-Woo Update!

Written by Nina Medina, Posted in News

An update on Willie-Woo, the Kitten with a Hole in His Heart...

Willie Woo is now 6 months old and his heart is still doing well. He isn't symptomatic yet but in time he will show signs of heart failure...

For those of you that don't know his story, Willie Woo was diagnosed with Left to Right Ventricular Septal Defect and left untreated he will only live a short time.

My name is Nina Medina and I am the president of the Menifee Valley Humane Society and Willie Woo's Mom. We rescued him from out front of Costco when he was only 2 months old and at 3 months we found out he had a heart condition.

11 July 2012

Willie-Woo, the Kitten with a Hole in His Heart

Written by Nina Medina, Posted in News

This is Willie. He is a super sweet 14 week old kitten that we rescued about 5 weeks ago from out the front of Costco in Lake Elsinore. When Willie went to be neutered we found out that he has a level 5 out of 6 heart murmur.

We took him to the specialist and he was diagnosed with severe dilation of the left side of his heart with hyperdynamic LV systolic function secondary to a left to right ventricular septal defect. In other words, he has a hole in the bottom of his heart that will never close on its own. His Principal Cardiac Diagnosis: Left to Right Shunting Ventricular Septal Defect.

09 July 2012

Fourth of July Raffle and Fundraiser

Written by Sherri Moore, Posted in News

This year MVHS attended the 4th of July celebration at Wheatfield Park. We had a booth alongside other community clubs and service organizations. We distributed information on low cost spay neuter clinics, our rescue activities in the community, and raffled off a 21 speed bicycle and a wagon for kids.

Many thanks to all who stopped by to give support and for the generous donations and purchase of raffle tickets. Special thanks to our teen volunteers Alexis, Lauren, and Nathan who stayed all day and night to help out!

09 April 2012

Pet Food Drive

Written by Sherri Moore, Posted in News

Pet Food Drive

The Menifee Valley Humane Society held a pet food drive at the Stater Brothers markets in Menifee and the Canyon Hills shopping center on Saturday April 7th, 2012.

Lots of cat and dog food was collected to feed the orphaned pets.

Many thanks to Stater Brothers markets for allowing us to collect in front of their store, and thanks to all the kind folks who donated food, supplies, and money to help the pets!

25 January 2012

Envy & Her Pups Were Left to Starve in a Locked Garage

Written by Nina Medina, Posted in News

Read Her Rescue Story!

Female dog Envy after being rescued from a locked garage.

Meet Envy... I know it is hard to look at her pictures but it is reality. On January 7th I (Nina) got a call from a friend about a dog and her babies abandoned in a vacant garage. Upon arrival I found Envy and her 5 puppies starving and left to die.

At first I just wanted to cry because looking at Envy broke my heart. Then I got mad and realized it was all on me to get these sweet babies help.

25 April 2011

Betty Cargile, longtime MVHS member dies

Written by Nan Miller, Posted in News

Betty Cargile, a longtime member and a former director of MVHS, died on April 22. Though she will be sorely missed by her family, her friends and the cats she has left behind, we are certain that she has been greeted by many, grateful, rescued animals who preceded her.