Dogs From Hoarding Case Available Now at Weekend Adoption Event

Devore, CA, July 12, 2014 – On July 2, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control rescued dozens of dogs from a neglectful hoarding situation near Phelan. They transported them to a veterinarian for examination and care for at the County’s Animal Shelter in Devore. Some of the dogs had such severely matted hair, it was hard to distinguish the front of the dog from the rear. Shelter staff and groomers from Cutie Pie’s Grooming in Redlands spent the Fourth of July giving makeovers to the dogs. The pictures posted here show one dog’s two-hour transformation. These 38 dogs are now ready for loving, attentive families, and the public is invited to a special adoption event this weekend at the Devore Animal Shelter near Cal State San Bernardino. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. Thanks to the Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF), which contributes to the shelter’s adoption events and the care of animals at the shelter, adoption fees are just $25 per dog. That includes micro-chipping, initial vaccination and the spaying or neutering of each of the dogs surrendered by the dog hoarder. The license fee will vary depending on the adopter’s city of residence and there is a limit of two dogs per family. Brian Cronin, Chief for Animal Care and Control, said, “These dogs have been through so...

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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....

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