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Animal Care and Control

Prepare now for your pet’s safety during the Fourth of July

San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC) advises pet owners prepare to keep their pets safe during the Fourth of July holiday.  Fireworks often frighten pets into fleeing from their home, and pet owners can act now to aid in their quick return or prevent it from happening in the first place.

If your pet does not have an identification tag on their collar with information that is current, there is still time to get one. An identification tag allows anyone who locates your animal to contact you directly, and quickly. Collars can fall off though, so microchipping pets provides an additional, permanent method of identifying your pets.  Most veterinarians offer microchipping and there are often low cost options in the community.

“Bring your pets inside before the fireworks begin,” advised ACC Lieutenant Carmen Sanchez. “If that is not an option, make sure that there are no holes or gaps in the fence that dogs can escape through. Should your pet run away, check the animal shelter that serves your area as well as the shelters in the surrounding areas. Additionally, wildfire activity has greatly increased in the past few weeks. Make sure that your family has a disaster plan that includes your pets.”

San Bernardino County ACC provides animal services for most unincorporated areas of the county and the cities of Big Bear Lake, Highland, and Yucaipa.  Shelter services are also provided for the City of Rialto.  More information about area shelters and disaster preparedness can be found at www.sbcounty.gov/acc.  ACC can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (800) 472-5609.

Animal Care and Control is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring residents have the resources they need to provide the necessities of life to their families. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at www.sbcounty.gov.

Mega Pet Adoption Event in Yucaipa on June 10 and 11

More than 200 dogs and cats will be available for adoption at the annual Mega Pet Adoption event at Yucaipa Community Park on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Animal shelters and rescue groups from throughout the county will have cats and dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds available for adoption at the two-day event.

Yucaipa Animal Hospital will provide low-cost vaccinations and microchipping on both days.

On-site licensing will be available for residents of Yucaipa and the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County.

The event will also feature pet-themed merchandise.

Find a new friend!

Furever Yours pet adoption event set for Valentine’s Day week

dogsadoptionAnimal Care and Control will host a week-long pet adoption event at its shelters in Devore and Big Bear. The Furever Yours pet adoption event will run Feb. 12 to 18. The Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF), a local non-profit charitable organization that assists animals in County of San Bernardino Animal Shelters, is sponsoring the event.

Adoption fees during the event will be $25 for dogs and $17 for cats, which includes spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and microchipping for each pet. There is a limit of two adoptions per family. Licensing fees vary and are not included.

“During this event you can add a lifetime of love and happiness by bringing home a furever friend,” said Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.  “There are a wide variety of companion animals available for adoption waiting to go to a loving home.”

The Devore Animal Shelter is at 19777 Shelter Way in San Bernardino. The shelter opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. weekdays, and 5 p.m. on the weekends. Wednesdays the shelter is open late until 7 p.m.

The Big Bear Animal Shelter is on Northshore Road at Stanfield Cutoff in Big Bear City. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch 1 to 2 p.m.) and Wednesdays from noon to 7 p.m. (closed for lunch 2 to 3 p.m.).

For more information, call San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472-5609 or visit their website at www.sbcounty.gov/acc to see photographs of the animals awaiting adoption.

Animal Care and Control is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring residents have the resources they need to provide the necessities of life to their families. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at www.sbcounty.gov.

Mega pet adoption event Sept. 17 and 18

MegaPet 8 12 16 (002)Hundreds of pets in need of loving homes will be available for adoption during the 5th Annual Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yucaipa Community 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 Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF), the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) and Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) will be hosting the event.

“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 where all sectors work collaboratively to reach shared goals,” said Brian Cronin, Division Chief of Animal Care and Control. “This event also builds and expands existing partnerships among public agencies, businesses, and non-profit and faith based organizations.”

Yucaipa Community Park is located at 34900 Oak Glen Road, next to the city of Yucaipa Community Center. Nearly 200 animals will be available to adopt. Green Valley Veterinary Clinic will provide low-cost vaccinations and micro chipping on both days. On-site licensing will be available for residents of Yucaipa and unincorporated county areas.

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.

Paws Pet Ranch animals ready for release or adoption

Paws dogsAnimals seized by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control from the Paws Pet Ranch in Morongo Valley on June 22 and 24 are available to be released to their identified owners or for adoption by public or approved rescue group partners.

The animals from Paws Pet Ranch are housed at animal shelters in the Town of Yucca Valley, the Town of Apple Valley and at the San Bernardino County animal shelter in the community of Devore.

At the Town of Yucca Valley Shelter there are 30 cats available for placement.

At the Town of Apple Valley Shelter there are 26 dogs available.

At the San Bernardino County animal shelter located in Devore there are 37 dogs, 2 rabbits, and a guinea pig available.

People or groups who reported owning animals seized from Paws Pet Ranch will be contacted by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control and will have 14 days to reclaim their animals. If those animals are not claimed with in the 14-day period, they will be made available for adoption.

The Apple Valley Animal Shelter is at 22131 Powhatan Road.

The Devore Animal Shelter is at 19777 Shelter Way.

The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter is at 4755 Malin Way.

For more information about the release of pets or adoptions for these specific pets, please contact Frank Becerra at (909) 387-9156.

Fourth of July safety tips for pets

dog july 4The division of Animal Care and Control would like to remind pet owners that pets require extra attention during the July 4 holiday period.  Fireworks can frighten pets into fleeing from their home.  The best way to avoid this is to bring your pets inside before it begins to get dark.

If you are unable to bring your pets inside, ensure that their enclosure (yard, kennel, etc.) is secure, or they are tethered appropriately.  Pets should always wear a form of identification on their collar with information that is current. This allows a good Samaritan who locates your animal to contact you directly and quickly.  Collars with tags can fall off. Microchipping pets provides an additional and secure method of identifying your pets.

Should your pet run away, check the animal shelter that services your area as well as the shelters that service the surrounding areas.  San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control provides animal services for most unincorporated areas of the county and the cities of Big Bear Lake, Highland, and Yucaipa.  Shelter services are also provided for the city of Rialto.  More information on area shelters can be found on the Animal Care and Control web page or by clicking here.

Additionally, with the use of fireworks and hot, dry weather, there is an increased fire danger.  Make sure that your family has a disaster plan that includes your pet’s needs for water and food.

San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control can be contacted by calling (800) 472-5609 or visit our web page.

Animal Care and Control is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring residents have the resources they need to provide the necessities of life for their families and pets.

Pet adoption event for members of the military, veterans

San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC) will recognize U.S. veterans and members of the military with no-cost pet adoptions during Pets 2 Vets adoption event now through Nov. 14. Veterans and members of the military can adopt dogs and cats from one of the county’s animal shelter facilities located in Devore or Big Bear. The outreach is part of the county’s ongoing effort tovet_pic3 place homeless pets with loving families. ACC will adopt up to 100 dogs or cats to qualified U.S. military veterans or members of the military. There is a limit of two adoptions per qualified individual.

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 100 adoptions made to qualified military veterans at San Bernardino County-operated animal shelters.

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. For more information call San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control at 1-800-472-5609

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.

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