San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control To Have Annual Homeward Bound-Mega Pet Adoption Event At Yucaipa Regional Park

By Staff Reports

(High Desert)– Hundreds of homeless dogs and cats will be available for adoption during the Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption event at Yucaipa Regional Park on June 8 and 9. The event, now in its second year, is the result of a partnership between San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC), the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) and Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS). More than a dozen animal adoption agencies will have dogs and cats in need of new homes at the park during the two day event. Low-cost vaccinations and micro chipping will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days.

ACC will use the event to kick off their participation in the ASPCA 2013 Rachel Ray $100K Challenge that begins on June 1. ACC is one of 50 shelters in the United States competing in the Rachel Ray $100K Challenge. ACC will use events like the Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event to adopt or return more animals to their owners during June, July and August 2013 than the same period in 2012, for a chance to win $100,000.

“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.”

Parking for the event will be at the Jerry Lewis Soccer Complex, 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. until 4 p.m. 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. For more information about these endeavors please call the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program toll free at 1-800-472-5609 or visit www.sbcounty.gov/acc

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