Tag: Big Bear Animal Shelter

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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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.”...

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Big Bear Animal Shelter Competes for the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

San Bernardino, CA, April 5, 2012, 8:00am – The County’s Department of Public Health, Animal Care and Control shelters will be participating in the Qualifying Heat of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.  Animal Care and Control has three shelters including the Big Bear Animal Shelter, Devore Animal Shelter and Dog’s Day Inn in Apple Valley.  The shelters will be competing for a chance at more than $500,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.  The 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters and their communities aimed at getting more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. This first phase is the Qualifying Heat where registered shelters compete to collect the most online votes from their supporters. The 50 shelters with the most votes become the official contestants for the challenge.  “The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a great motivator for our team and the residents and businesses of the County of San Bernardino to get involved,” said Brian Cronin, Division Chief Animal Care and Control.  “Working together, we will save hundreds of animals and improve the lives of new adopting families, and we’ll have a shot at the $100,000 grant which will be used to connect hundreds of beautiful, fun loving cats and dogs in our shelters with the right families.”  All county residents, including the Big...

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“Furever Yours” Pet Adoption at Three Animal Shelters

Big Bear, CA, February 10, 2012, 12noon: If you are looking for a new pet, beginning tomorrow, the Big Bear Animal Shelter, as well as the Devore and Apple Valley shelters, are offering a special pet adoption event titled “Furever Yours”.  The program begins Saturday, February 11th through Tuesday, February 14th at the three shelters in conjunction with the non-profit charity known as ARFF, Animals aRe First Fund whereas ARFF will pay for the spaying/neutering fees for each pet adopted during this four-day event.  The program will significantly reduce the cost of adding a pet or two to your family.  The Big Bear Shelter is located at 42080 North Shore Drive.  For more information call 887-8055 or visit...

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