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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

One Response to Pet adoption event for members of the military, veterans

  • I really appreciate how so much is being done to help both veterans and pets. In my opinion, that’s a great way to get homeless pets off the streets and into the hands of a loving owner. On the other hand, some studies have shown that having a pet can help alleviate mental illness that often follows military service. It’s just all-around a good idea. Do you think that this type of pets for vets program is likely to expand to other areas?

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