Tag: Animals Are First Fund

Big Bear Shelter Will Offer Free Microchips For Pets

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 22, 2013 – The Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF) has donated $36,079 to the County’s Animal Care and Control Program, and local residents stand to benefit. The Big Bear Animal Shelter will use their share of the donation to provide thousands of animals with microchips at no cost to adoptive and reunited families. Implanted microchips identify an animal’s owner by using an identification number—hopefully letting a pet avoid the trauma of being impounded at a shelter. ARFF is a nonprofit organization whose 400+ employees contribute money each pay period to help support its charitable activities. Brian Cronin, President of ARFF and Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control, says, “This donation is the result of our Countywide Vision in action—those in the public and private sector have worked together to aid those we serve within County. Our donors are truly the unsung heroes that help these animals in need.” To support a homeless animal this holiday season please visit ARFF’s website or call (800) 472-5609....

Read More

Big Bear Shelter Offers Free Pets For Vets

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 8, 2013 – San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control will recognize U.S. veterans with free pet adoptions November 9 – 17, through the “Pets 2 Vets” program.  There is a limit of 2 adoptions per qualified veteran. An extra bargain is being offered tomorrow: the “Animals Are First Fund” will pay for the vaccination, and the spay or neuter fees for the first 250 adoptions made to qualified military veterans at San Bernardino County operated animal shelters — including the Big Bear Animal Shelter at 42080 North Shore Drive. The shelter can be reached at (909) 866-4943 during business hours, which are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Saturday; noon – 2:00 and 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. To participate, veterans need to provide one form of valid military identification, such as 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. Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control, called the program “a wonderful opportunity to match pets that need homes with deserving military veterans who would appreciate companionship.”...

Read More

The Local Buzz

The all new "KBHR App" on Itunes and Andriod Play Store - The Bear is Everywhere 93.3 & 102.5