Canvassing program in mountain communities begins July 22

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC) will begin a door-to-door canvass in the communities of Blue Jay, Crestline, Cedar Glen, Cedar Pines Park, Green Valley Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Rim Forest, Twin Peaks and Valley of Enchantment. Canvassing will start July 22.

The goal of the canvassing program is to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and ensure all dogs over the age of four months have a current license and rabies vaccine.  A license also helps identify the owner of a lost dog so they can be quickly reunited. All pit bull and pit bull-type dogs are required to be spayed or neutered.

Pet owners can prepare by having current dog licenses, vaccination records and spay/neuter certificates available to avoid possible citations. Owners of unlicensed dogs may obtain a license before canvassing begins at the following locations or online.

  • San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control
    351 N. Mountain View Ave., San Bernardino
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Devore Animal Shelter

19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Big Bear Animal Shelter
    42080 North Shore Dr., Big Bear City
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Licensing may also be purchased or renewed online at www.sbcounty.gov/acc.

A dog license costs $36 for an altered dog and $18 for disabled or senior residents (65 years and older). An unaltered dog license costs $120.  A $20 late fee will apply if an owner has been notified and the license application or renewal is 30 days late.

Financial assistance is available for spaying and neutering of cats and dogs.  Call the Pet Over Population Coalition (POPCO) at (888) 767-2550 or visit www.popco-inc.org for more information.

ACC is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring residents and their pets can thrive in a safe environment. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at www.sbcounty.gov.

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