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VVAPL Announces Key Director Position

( VVAPL Humane Society, the first animal shelter in the Victor Valley, serving the community since 1958, is pleased to announce the promotion of Terry Saenz to Media & Community Relations Director.

Saenz started as a public relations volunteer in January 2010. “Since this was a new position, we didn’t have a set job description, but Terry hit the ground running becoming active in the community, partnering with Adelanto Animal Care & Control to implement an animal education program, designing promotional material, engaging supporters on social media, and so much more to become an amazing advocate for our animals,” said Executive Director Kathy Williamson. By September 2012, her volunteer responsibilities grew to a paid position.

As the Media & Community Relations Director, Saenz will focus on building relationships in the community, program development to aid pet parents, finding innovative ways to increase pet adoptions and continue to be a voice in the community for animal welfare, keeping VVAPL’s commitment of always doing what’s best for the animals as a top priority.

Saenz received an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Victor Valley College and a B.A. in Communications from CSUSB, graduating with Highest Honors. She interned at the Daily Press and KTLA-TV, ultimately landing a position at KTLA on the assignment desk and then as an associate producer. Prior to college, Saenz hosted a community awareness program on Elephant Mountain Television in her hometown of Barstow.

VVAPL Humane Society is a nonprofit located at 21779 Zuni Road in Apple Valley. For information call 760/247-2102, visit to view animals, and like us on Facebook.

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