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Pet owners advised to take precautions during heatwave

yanni 1San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control would like to remind pet owners to be extra watchful of pets when temperatures rise this summer. Pets are vulnerable to high temperatures, especially during a heat wave, and are unable to cool down their bodies as humans can. Animals left outside in high heat temperatures can suffer from heat-related stress, burned paws, sunburn, and even death. Pet owners are advised to follow these simple hot weather tips to keep their pets healthy, safe and alive:

• Make sure pets have plenty of fresh, clean water every day and that the water container is stable to avoid tipping over and located in a shaded area.
• If traveling or leaving the home with a pet, always carry sufficient drinking water for it.
• Bring pets inside during the hot time of the day and let them rest in a cool part of the house.
• Make certain pets have plenty of shade if they are to be kept outside. Remember, the shade your pets have in the morning will either change or diminish as the sun moves throughout the day and may not protect them.
• Never leave pets in a parked vehicle– even in the shade with windows cracked, temperatures can reach a dangerous 120 degrees inside. The vehicle is quickly turned into a furnace and can kill any animal!
• Don’t force animals to exercise when it is hot and humid. Exercise pets early in the morning or late in the evening.
• In extremely hot weather, do not let pets stand on sidewalks or hot asphalt to avoid burning their paws.
• Pets can get sunburned too! Keep pets out of the sun during peak hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Put sunscreen on pet’s unprotected areas such as tips of noses and ear tips, especially on short haired fair-colored pets.
• Remember pets can suffer heat-related stress and danger just as humans can, so take extra precautions during this summer’s rising temperatures and protect them.

Weekend pet adoption event to ‘Clear the Shelters’

CTS_Print_EnglishSan Bernardino County Animal Shelters in Devore and Big Bear will be a part of Clear the Shelters, a nationwide campaign to find loving homes for dogs and cats. Participating animal shelters across the country will have reduced adoption fees on August 15 in an effort to increase pet adoptions.

The San Bernardino County shelter in Devore at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino and in Big Bear at the Northshore Road/Stanfield Cutoff will have $20 adoption fees for dogs and $10 adoption fees for cats. Animals aRe First Fund will cover remaining adoption cost, spay or neuter, microchip, and initial vaccinations for each dog or cat adopted.  Licensing fees will vary based on the adopter’s city of residence and each new adopter will be responsible for the licensing fees.

“The Clear the Shelters adoption event supports the Countywide Vision by building new and expanding existing partnerships among various agencies,” said Animal Care and Control Division Chief Brian Cronin. “We look forward to the dogs and cats finding loving homes through this nationwide effort.”

NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 teamed up with nearly 50 animal shelters in more than 400 cities and regions throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties on a first-of-its-kind pet adoption initiative.

The Clear the Shelters effort is part of a nationwide campaign with 11 NBC-owned stations, 17 Telemundo-owned stations, the NBCUniversal-owned regional news network and more than 300 local animal shelters across the country working to match up thousands of homeless pets with new homes. The initiative marks the first time that the NBCUniversal owned television stations have joined forces on an initiative like Clear the Shelters. For more information about Clear the Shelters and a list of participating shelters, visit www.NBCLA.com/cleartheshelters.

For more information, please call the San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control Program at 1-800-472-5609 or visit www.sbcounty.gov/acc.     Animal Care and Control is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring public safety, public health, and the happiness that comes with responsible pet ownership. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at www.sbcounty.gov/vision.

Hundreds of pets waiting for you at adoption event

dogphotoadoptionHundreds of pets in need of loving homes will be available for adoption during the Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event on May 16 and 17 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.

San Bernardino County’s Animal Care and Control (ACC), the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) and Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) will be hosting the event, now in its fourth year.

Parking 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. Admission is free to the public. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hundreds of adoptable pets will be available to adopt.  Low-cost vaccinations and micro chipping will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, please call the San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control Program at 1-800-472-5609 or visit www.sbcounty.gov/acc.

200 rescued dogs available to loving homes starting Monday

Nearly 200 dogs that have been at the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter in Devore as part of an animal cruelty, neglect and abandonment investigation will be available for adoption beginning Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Some of the dogs will be taken to the Upland Animal Shelter, Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter and Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA  in Pomona.weim

The following dogs will be available at the following shelters:

​– Upland Animal Shelter – (909-931-4185) ​Cocker Spaniels (7) ​Weimaraners (11)

– Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter – (909-466-7387) ​Bulldogs (8) ​goldGolden Retrievers (18)

– ​Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA (909-623-9777) ​Labradors (16) ​Poodles (10) (miniature, toy, and standard) ​

– San Bernardino County Devore Animal Shelter – (909-386-9820) ​Monday – Dogue De Bordx(3), Shihtzu(2), Chihuahua (31), Yorkshire Terrier (11)  (total of 47) ​Tuesday – American Eskimo (10), Lhasa Apso (10), Maltese (28) (total of 48) ​Wednesday – Pomeranian (26), Schnauzer (12), and Terrier (10) (total of 48)

See more at http://youtu.be/iHKhJZmtViA.

Veterans invited to adopt cats and dogs at no cost

veteransadoptionsSan Bernardino County Animal Care and Control invites veterans and active duty members of the military to adopt a cat or dog at no cost during Pets 2 Vets week from Saturday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 16.

No cost adoptions includes microchipping. The licensing fee is not included.
Limit two animals per veteran. The discount applies to the first 50 animals adopted.

Come to the Devore Animal Shelter, 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, CA 92401 or to the Big Bear Animal Shelter, 42080 Northshore Drive, Big Bear City, CA 92314.

For more information, call Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609.

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.

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