Valley Hills Animal Rescue was founded by a registered nurse who had a problem of her own to solve.
"It wasn't long after I moved here in 1999 that dumped dogs would show up on my property. I would try to find owners and when no one claimed them I took to the local animal control at the time. Well, they soon started charging me $20 for every dog I brought them. I was bringing them 1 or 2 dogs a week!! I could not afford to feed more dogs because I had my own dogs. Then, one day, I called to see about bringing a heeler to the pound. I told them I just cannot afford to keep paying 20 bucks. I did not dump the dog, but some of the area farmers were going to shoot him because he was running his cattle. It was a great dog just needed some training. The voice on the other end said, " Well, it is not against the law to take a dog behind the barn and shoot it. " I hung up, looked at the dog and said, "Well fella, I guess we're on our own." I never took another dog to the pound. Instead, I started finding homes for them. The word got out and it just grew and grew." - Mary, Founder of Valley Hills