Animal Care and Control To Have Free Pet Adoptions For Veterans During Memorial Day Weekend

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–San  Bernardino County Animal Care and Control  (ACC) will recognize U.S. veterans  with  free pet adoptions during Memorial Day weekend. 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, May 25, ACC will place up to 100 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 100 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.  Both shelters  are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on Saturday, May 25,

2013.  For more information  about  the  “Pets  to  Vets”  program, please call  San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control at 1-800-472-5609.

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