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
Bert - Well he ain't no dog! But deserves a seat in the front row. This gorgeous 8/9 mos kitten is a soft grey tabby that is a real lover. He'll fun right up to you and is also wonderful with other cats.
Cat of the month
Sasha is a gorgeous, female brown tabby with medium length hair. She is very friendly and loves to be petted. She is great with other cats but would love a human to call her own. She is 8 years young. Her human mommy died and now she needs a new one.
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