During shelter-in-place, it seems a good time to remind ourselves of the Valley Humane values and mission - Compassion, Companionship, Optimism, Gratitude, Collaboration and Integrity. To that end, we named a litter of kittens after these core values. While Valley Humane Society has closed the facility during shelter-in-place, we are coordinating adoptions by appointment with approved adopters. Check out our website,, to see adoptable animals like Companionship, a six-month-old male shorthair cat. If you are interested in adopting Companionship or another animal, reach us via email at or call (925) 426-8656 for more information. (Photo - Valley Humane Society /E. Scholz)