• Riverside County Announces Low-Cost Pet Adoption Program

    A surge in impounds at Riverside County animal shelters prompted the Department of Animal Services to slash adoption fees for the rest of this month in the hope of moving canines and cats out of cages and into homes. “We loved watching so many pets get adopted during the (public health) lockdowns when everyone was […]

  • City of Banning to handle its own stray animals

     A contract between Riverside County Animal Services with the city of Banning expired on June 30.  That means the county’s animal control officers will not be patrolling Banning city limits from now on. The city is now handling its own strays and the pets will be heading to the city’s shelter.  Pet owners seeking to […]

  • City of Banning Implements Independent Animal Control

    The city of Banning implemented local management of animal control services Thursday, ending a contract with Riverside County. The Banning City Council opted not to renew its three-year agreement with the Department of Animal Services after the 2020-21 fiscal year, believing local control was sufficient to serve residents’ needs. The new fiscal year started Thursday. […]

  • Fire Stations Receive Scanners to Help ID Lost Pets

    More than a dozen Riverside County fire stations now have microchip scanners available to residents who find lost dogs and cats and want to determine whether the pets have microchip identification tags that reveal where they belong, it was announced Friday. “We’re getting so much great help from the public these days in getting lost […]

  • County Animal Services Urging Pet Owners to Bring Pet Indoors After Dog Dies of Heat Exhaustion

    [bc_video video_id=”6259551086001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”rJpklujDf” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” playsinline=”” picture_in_picture=”” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” ] On Wednesday, at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon, the hottest time of the day, in the middle of a record breaking heat wave Riverside County animal control officers spotted a dog in the middle of the street in Mecca. “Officer […]

  • Animal Services Receives $10K Grant to Assist Pet Owners

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A nonprofit organization focused on protecting dogs and cats awarded a $10,000 grant to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services to cover costs for spay/neuter surgeries and other procedures for pets whose owners who may not be able to pay for them, it was announced Tuesday. The Animal Solutions Konnection — […]

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