SAVE A LIFE
VOLUNTEERS FOR INTER-VALLEY ANIMALS (VIVA)
Our mission - To provide a better life for animals in our community.
VIVA operates a no-kill, cage free cat shelter in Lompoc that houses between 100 - 150 cats and kittens in open rooms and patios furnished with climbing trees, cuddly beds and cubbies in a warm and loving environment.
VIVA also operates Sylvester House, a retirement facility for older cats whose owners have either passed away or who can no longer care for their cats. There is a one time donation of $5,000 to place a cat at Sylvester House where the cat will live out its life with full care.
VIVA also maintains a Feral Cat Sanctuary in the hills outside of Lompoc. When feral cats have been trapped and neutered, if there is no appropriate feral colony for them to return to, they may be placed at the sanctuary. It is a six-acre secure enclosure that is shaded with oak trees and features many feeding stations. To offset the expense, the cats can be sponsored for $25 per month.
VIVA runs an outreach dog adoption program with the help of foster homes that house the dogs until they find a permanent home.
Dog of the month
Cooper - Well he ain't no dog! But deserves a seat in the front row. This gorgeous mostly white male cat has the most friendly personality. He is a love bug and would fit perfectly with any type of family. He is also great with other cats. He has a terrific, very friendly personality.
Cat of the month
Lola Victim of a divorce. This sweet 12 year old lost her home! She has a gentle personality. She loves to be brushed and we are fairy sure she will be a lap cat. She has a medium length coat. You couldn't ask for a kinder soul to live with.
Spay / Neuter Saves Lives.
TO OUR VALUED ADOPTERS AND GUESTS:
VIVA HAS ELECTED TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND OPEN ADOPTIONS AND VISITATIONS AMID THE COVID-19 CONCERNS. THIS BECOMES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESSION OF COVID-19 AND ADJUST THE SUSPENSION AS NECESSARY.
AT THE PRESENT TIME WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. IT IS ADVISED TO COMPLETE ADOPTION APPLICATIONS ONLINE AND SUBMIT TO OUR EMAIL ADDRESS. YOU WILL THEN BE CONTACTED VIA PHONE BY AN ADOPTION COORDINATOR. PLEASE CALL 805-735-6741 FOR QUESTIONS AND ASSISTANCE.
Our adoption fee is $75 - Cash or check, no credit cards please.
VIVA offers low-cost spay neuter assistance to the public. Call our office for details. (805) 735-6741