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Adopt a furever friend weekend Sept. 13-14

fureverfriendweekend blueSan Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC) will host a two day adoption event at its shelter in Devore on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14. The event is part of the shelter’s Homeward Bound Project Adopt Campaign. The adoption fees for the weekend will be $25 for dogs and $17 for cats which includes a microchip and spay/neuter fee for each pet. The fee does not include the cost of a dog license and there is a limit of two adoptions per family. The shelter also has two chickens and more than two dozen rabbits (adoption fee for chickens and rabbits is $5 each)

The “Animals aRe First Fund” (ARFF), a local non-profit charitable organization that assists stray animals in County of San Bernardino Animal Shelters, will be paying for the vaccination, spay/neuter fees.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to match pets that need homes with those looking for a furever friend,” said Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.

The Devore Animal Shelter, located at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino. The shelter will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, please call San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control at 1-800-472-5609.

Nearly 100 animals surrendered to shelter; adopters needed

doggieatdevoreNearly 100 animals surrendered to San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control by their owner will be available for adoption to the public and rescues on Tuesday, September 2.

The animals were surrendered to animal care and control from an owner in the Lucerne Valley area following an investigation into an unrelated case.
The case is unique in the variety of animals surrendered. In addition to 29 various breed dogs, including puppies, there are two cats, 47 rabbits, four hamsters, three turtle, two chicken and two parakeets. The intake of the large number of animals has impacted the animal shelter and there is a need for adopters to come in and adopt the animals.
The animals are well socialized and appear to have been well cared for and the majority will be available for adoption to the public.
“We have a number of animals, not just dogs and cats, who are in need of adoption,” said Brian Cronin, Chief for Animal Care and Control. “These animals will be ready to go to loving homes on Tuesday, September 2 and we ask that the community and our rescue partners come forward to help each of these animals find a furever home.”
The Devore Animal Shelter is at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino, CA. Donations can be made to the Animals are First Fund (ARFF) at: http://www.arffund.org/ Call (909) 386-9820 or visit Homeward Bound Project Adopt Facebook Page for more information.

Click here to view a YouTube video of the animals.

Make room in your heart and home for dogs saved from hoarding

A New Beginning Adoption EventUpdate: All of the dogs from the Phelan hoarding case were adopted over the weekend due to the generosity and kindness of our residents.

Animal Care and Control will have an adoption event this weekend in hopes of finding homes for 38 dogs rescued during a recent animal neglect investigation.

The dogs will be available for adoption at “A New Beginning Adoption Event” at the Devore Animal Shelter on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The event is made possible by the Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF), which contributes to the shelter’s offsite adoption events and the care of animals at the shelter.

A $25 adoption fee will include micro-chipping, initial vaccination and the spaying or neutering of each of the dogs surrendered by the dog hoarder. The license fee will vary depending on the adopter’s city of residence and there is a limit of two dogs per family.

The dogs were surrendered to Animal Care and Control during a July 2 animal neglect investigation near Phelan. Most of the dogs had severely matted hair. At first glance, it was difficult to distinguish the front of the dog from the rear of some of the dogs. Shelter staff and groomers from Cutie Pie’s Grooming in Redlands spent the Fourth of July giving makeovers to the dogs.

“We are grateful for all of the donations that have been made to the Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF) that makes it possible for us to have this special adoption event to help the dogs in this case,” said Brian Cronin, Chief for Animal Care and Control. “These dogs have been through so much already and our shelter staff has seen the transformation in these dogs since they have been in our care. They are lovable and ready to be adopted. We want to see them move onto their forever homes.”

The Devore Animal Shelter is at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino, CA. Donations can be made to the Animals are First Fund (ARFF) at: http://www.arffund.org/ Call (909) 386-9820 or visit Homeward Bound Project Adopt Facebook Page for more information.

YouTube video of the makeover of ‘Babe’

County of San Bernardino News Segment about the dogs

Photo album of one dog’s nearly two hour makeover

Photos of the dogs when they arrived

Dogs in hoarding case available for adoption

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On Wednesday, July 2, 2014,  Animal Care and Control found 38 dogs and 17 cats, who were surrendered by a dog hoarder and transported to a veterinarian.

The small shih tzu-like dogs were so badly matted, some with their own excrement, that their faces were not visible and one could not easily distinguish the front from the back of the dog. On July 4th, Animal Care and Control staff and groomers from Cutie Pie’s Grooming spent the day grooming dozens of these neglected dogs.

“Babe” and the other dogs have been released for adoption beginning today at 10 a.m. at the Devore Animal Shelter at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, CA. Visit Facebook.com/HomewardBoundPets or call 909 386-9820 for more information.

This video shows the nearly two hours it took to groom “Babe” and the other dogs: http://youtu.be/2eotMA_bFQE

The photos above depict “Babe’s” condition before and after grooming. “Babe” as he was named by his hoarder, is now healthy and happy and on the road to recovery.

Hundreds of dogs and cats to be available at Mega Pet Adoption Event

dogsadoptionHundreds of pets in need of loving homes will be available for adoption during the Mega Pet Adoption Event June 28 and 29 at Yucaipa Regional Park. Animal rescue groups from throughout the county will have dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and breeds available for adoption at the two day event. Low-cost vaccinations and micro chipping will be available from 10 am to 2 pm each day. Admission is free to the public; gates will be open from 10 am until 4 pm. Parking for the event will be at the Rick McCown Soccer Complex, which is directly adjacent to the area within Yucaipa Regional Park. The Soccer Complex has a distinct separate entrance from the park.

The annual event, now in its third year, is the result of the County of San Bernardino Animal Care and Control (ACC) Division’s partnership with the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) and Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS).

“The Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event assists in meeting the health and social services needs of the County’s population and supports the Countywide Vision Statement where all sectors work collaboratively to reach shared goals,” said Brian Cronin, Chief Animal Care and Control. “By building new and expanding existing partnerships among public agencies, businesses, and non-profit and faith based organizations.”

Vendors and animal rescue groups interested in participating should contact Dale Parker dparker@dph.sbcounty.gov, or by calling 1-800-472-5609. Participation is limited and will be filled on a first come basis.

Veterans: Find the furry face you love for free

petstovetsIn honor of veterans, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control will offer U.S. veterans and members of the military the ability to adopt a pet free of charge from one of the County’s animal shelter facilities located in Devore or Big Bear Lake.

“Pets to Vets” is part of the County’s ongoing effort to place homeless pets with loving families.

San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control will be offering this program to place up to 50 dogs or cats on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday May 25, 2014. There is a limit of 2 adoptions per qualified veteran.

The “Animals aRe First Fund” (ARFF), a local non-profit charitable organization that assists stray animals in San Bernardino County, will be paying for the vaccination, adoption and the spay or neuter fees for the first 50 adoptions made to qualified military veterans at San Bernardino County operated animal shelters.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to match pets that need homes with deserving military veterans who would appreciate companionship,” said Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.

To participate, veterans need to provide one form of valid military identification. Valid identification includes a Veterans Identification Card, VA Health Card, Department of Defense/Uniformed Services ID Card, Disabled American Veterans Life Member ID Card, American Legion ID Card, DD-214 form, a Disabled Veteran California State Park and Recreation Pass, or a letter from the San Bernardino County Office of Veterans Affairs.

Animals can be adopted from the following San Bernardino County shelters: The Devore Animal Shelter, located at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, (909) 386-9820 or the Big Bear Animal Shelter located at 42080 Northshore Drive, Big Bear City, (909)866-4943. The Big Bear shelter is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Devore shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday May 25, 2014.

Love is in the air at the County animal shelters

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Those looking for love may just find it in February at the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter. San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC) is hosting the Furever Yours Pet Adoption Event Feb.8 -14, 2014. There will be low-cost pet adoptions of $25 for dogs and $17 for cats limited to the first 100 adoptions. There is a limit of two adoptions per family. Licensing fees for the pets will vary depending on the adopter’s city of residence.

The “Animals aRe First Fund” (ARFF), a local non-profit charitable organization that assists stray animals in San Bernardino County, will be paying for the spay or neuter fees for the first 100 adoptions at San Bernardino County operated animal shelters.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to match pets that need loving homes with people who will love them ‘furever,’” said Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.

Animals can be adopted from the following San Bernardino County shelters:

The Devore Animal Shelter, located at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, (909) 386-9820 or the Big Bear Animal Shelter located at 42080 Northshore Drive, Big Bear City, (909) 866-4943. For more information about the Furever Yours Pet Adoption Event, please call San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control at 1-800-472-5609.

Pets of the Week are ready for new homes!

If you are interested in adopting a pet, the Devore Animal Shelter is located at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino. Hours for the shelter are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information please call (909) 386-9820 or visit our website for lost and adoptable pets at www.sbcounty.gov/acc. We accept cash, VISA and MasterCard. Also visit the Facebook page for Animal Care and Control’s Homeward Bound pets at http://www.facebook.com/HomewardBoundPets#!/HomewardBoundPets.

 

Didn't get the puppy you wanted this holiday season? Then you should come by the Devore Animal Shelter and meet Cornelias. He is a 4-month-old, brown and white Chihuahua mix puppy. He is looking for someone to provide a loving home. Adopting Cornelias would make anyone's holidays complete. His ID# is A581918.

Didn’t get the puppy you wanted this holiday season? Then you should come by the Devore Animal Shelter and meet Cornelias. He is a 4-month-old, brown and white Chihuahua mix puppy. He is looking for someone to provide a loving home. Adopting Cornelias would make anyone’s holidays complete. His ID# is A581918.

Did you dream of Sugar Plum’s dancing in your head this holiday season? Well, there’s no need to dream anymore…We have a sweet 9-week-old female, black Chow Chow mix named Sugarplum at the Devore Animal Shelter. She is looking for someone to adopt her and celebrate many holidays together in the coming years. Sugarplum is a precious little treat that will make any home sweet! Her ID# is A582035.

 

Cindy Lou is good at making friends. She can melt the heart of any holiday Grinch. Cindy Lou is a 9-week-old, black Chow Chow mix puppy. She is a loveable, friendly pup that will turn any frown upside down. Come visit Cindy Lou at the Devore Animal Shelter and ask for ID# A582036.

Cindy Lou is good at making friends. She can melt the heart of any holiday Grinch. Cindy Lou is a 9-week-old, black Chow Chow mix puppy. She is a loveable, friendly pup that will turn any frown upside down. Come visit Cindy Lou at the Devore Animal Shelter and ask for ID# A582036.

We’ve had many Chow Chow friends this week that need a loving home. If you missed your chance to adopt one of them, then you are in luck. Holly Berry is at the Devore Animal Shelter and needs a home. She is a precious 9-week-old, brown Chow Chow mix puppy. Come down to Devore to adopt little Holly Berry. Her ID# A582034.

 

Noel shines as bright as the north star on a clear winter night.  She truly is a delight!  A 4 year-old, black and white Spaniel mix that will make any family complete.  Visit Noel at the Devore Animal Shelter and ask for ID# A582031.

Noel shines as bright as the north star on a clear winter night. She truly is a delight! A 4 year-old, black and white Spaniel mix that will make any family complete. Visit Noel at the Devore Animal Shelter and ask for ID# A582031.

 

 

Pets of the week are ready for new homes

If you are interested in adopting a pet, the Devore Animal Shelter is located at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino, CA. Hours for the shelter are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information please call (909) 386-9820 or visit our website for lost and adoptable pets at www.sbcounty.gov/acc. We accept cash, VISA and MasterCard. Also visit the Facebook page for Animal Care and Control’s Homeward Bound pets at  https://www.facebook.com/HomewardBoundPets#!/HomewardBoundPets.

Anyone who looks into my big brown eyes will quickly become hypnotized with love. My name is Solstice and I am a 5-month-old female black and tan German Shepherd. I am available for adoption now. Just visit the Devore Animal Shelter and ask for ID# A577945.

Anyone who looks into my big brown eyes will quickly become hypnotized with love. My name is Solstice and I am a 5-month-old female black and tan German Shepherd. I am available for adoption now. Just visit the Devore Animal Shelter and ask for ID# A577945.

I love to watch my friends run and play; I often think to myself hopefully I will be adopted someday.  I am a loving little 1-year-old male red Terrier mix they call Grimore and I will be waiting for you to come and adopt me!  My ID# is A577965.

I love to watch my friends run and play; I often think to myself hopefully I will be adopted someday. I am a loving little 1-year-old male red Terrier mix they call Grimore and I will be waiting for you to come and adopt me! My ID# is A577965.

I may be small, but I am big on love and have plenty to give. My name is Samhain and I am an 18-month-old male chocolate Chihuhua mix. Adopt me and take me home; I promise to love you forever. My ID is A577976.

I may be small, but I am big on love and have plenty to give. My name is Samhain and I am an 18-month-old male chocolate Chihuhua mix. Adopt me and take me home; I promise to love you forever. My ID is A577976.

They call me Ritual, maybe it's because every day I stand tall looking out for you! I know one day soon you will come and rescue me. Until that day comes, I will stand here and wait for you. I am a 1 year old female tan Lhasa Apso mix. Ask for ID# A577870.

They call me Ritual, maybe it’s because every day I stand tall looking out for you! I know one day soon you will come and rescue me. Until that day comes, I will stand here and wait for you. I am a 1 year old female tan Lhasa Apso mix. Ask for ID# A577870.

I’m a fun 18-month-old female white Dalmatian mix they call VooDoo. I am looking for someone to take me in.  I would love to become a part of your home; just visit the Devore Animal Shelter and ask for ID# A578017.

I’m a fun 18-month-old female white Dalmatian mix they call VooDoo. I am looking for someone to take me in. I would love to become a part of your home; just visit the Devore Animal Shelter and ask for ID# A578017.

Free pet adoptions for veterans during Veterans Day week

Veterans Day Pets to VetsSan Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC) will recognize U.S. veterans with free pet adoptions Nov.  9-17, 2013. Veterans can adopt dogs and cats from one of the County’s animal shelter facilities located in Devore or Big Bear Lake through the shelter’s “Pets to Vets.” The outreach is part of the County’s ongoing effort to place homeless pets with loving families.  On Saturday, November 9, ACC will place up to 250 dogs or cats free of charge to qualified U.S. military veterans.  There is a limit of 2 adoptions per qualified veteran.

 The “Animals aRe First Fund” (ARFF), a local non-profit charitable organization that assists stray animals in San Bernardino County, will be paying for the vaccination, adoption and the spay or neuter fees for the first 250 adoptions made to qualified military veterans at San Bernardino County operated animal shelters. 

 “This is a wonderful opportunity to match pets that need homes with deserving military veterans who would appreciate companionship,” said Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.

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