Mega Pet Adoption a Success in Yucaipa

Homeless pets in need of loving homes returned to the 7th Annual Mega Pet Adoption Event at Yucaipa Community Park April 28 and 29.

Animal shelters and rescue groups from throughout the county had cats and dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds available for adoption at the two-day event. In addition to pet adoptions there was a low cost vaccination clinic and on-site licensing for residents of Yucaipa and the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. Merchandise and food vendors were also on site for attendees.

The two-day event resulted in nearly 2,000 attendees and the adoption of 77 homeless pets. Vaccinations were provided to 209 furry friends, along with placement of 45 microchips.

“San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (ACC) and the Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF) extend a sincere note of thanks to the eight non-profit animal rescue organizations and three municipal animal shelters who helped make the 7th Annual Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event a mega success for the pets adopted during the event. This collaborative effort to successfully place animals with new loving families is one of our primary objectives for ACC, our staff and volunteers,” stated Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.

“It is truly heartwarming to see so many animals, residents and organizations coming together to help homeless animals find new loving homes” Cronin stated.

For information about adoptions, please call the San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control Program at 1-800-472-5609 or visit http://www.sbcounty.gov/acc.

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