It takes a village.
It all started with a little dog – Miss Princess Queen Victoria, the Precious. This little dog came to Alexandrea-Silver from a place of abuse and neglect, but lived an amazing live from the day she was rescued. Miss Vicki had the biggest and most loving personality, and was always making people smile and soften up. Her presence changed the room when she was there. In her legacy, we have vowed to save as many animals as we can.
Everyday, the rescue commits to being a beacon of compassion. Through small but constant acts of education and activism, we believe we can make a huge impact. We are in place currently to rescue senior and special needs animals, helping reduce the excessive rate of euthanasia in California’s shelters. Our long term goal is to be a pivotal player in turning the State of California into a No Kill State. We believe it can be done. With your help, we will make it happen one day!
Alexandrea-Silver has dreamed of working with animals since she was a toddler. From goals of becoming a veterinarian, marine biologist or wildlife educator, everything she’s ever wanted to do has revolved around animals. Being a part of the rescue community and loving animals of all kind is her life’s passion and Vicki’s Village is her proudest accomplishment so far.
Zoe, Member at Large
Shayla, Member at Large
Shayla has been fascinated by animals of every shape and size since her earliest cognitive years. Often relating more to them than people as a child, she grew up watching nature documentaries, but her favorite program was that of the wonderful Steve Irwin. His endless well of love, compassion and admiration for all living things became ingrained in her soul, and she strives to bring this same level of care and respect for animals into her own life philosophy. As a small child she would bring home strays, many of which became lifelong companions, others were placed into the loving homes of friends and family. Her love and passion for all animals grew year by year, but she soon found herself fascinated by reptiles and other exotic animals, eventually leading to a lifelong hobby of keeping, studying, rescuing, rehabilitating, and admiring all varieties of these beautiful yet often misunderstood creatures. With guidance from her dearest friends, she was able to find local shelters and rescues to support and volunteer at, and soon became involved in laying the groundwork for Vicki’s Village. Shayla’s ultimate goal is to show as many people as possible, through her own passion and love, just how amazing animals of all species and varieties can be. Even the ones many people find unappealing or scary; and to educate the public on how to properly care for, respect, and live peacefully alongside these magnificent creatures.
Rebekah, Member at Large
It is with the greatest honor to introduce our newest Board Member, Rebekah!! Bek has been working with the rescue for a few months now, helping us with our social media accounts, policies & procedures, and better banking practices. With 6 years management experience at Chase Bank, we are so grateful for her knowledge and expertise! Even more so, we LOVE her compassion for animals. With 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 Guinea pigs, a snake and 2 aquariums, we know Bek is the perfect match for this organization. How lucky we are to have her!!! Please say Hi and show her some love for all that she’s already done for the rescue ❤ Welcome Bekah, we love and appreciate you! ❤
Founding Members of VVARS – Shayla, Kelsey, Alexandrea-Silver, Zoe