Animals and Pets



President Bush Signs Bill to Leave No Pet Behind in Disaster Planning and Evacuation
The President has signed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act to help ensure that America's pets and service animals aren't left behind in the next disaster.

Department of Animal Services
Welcome to the Riverside County Animal Services web site. We hope you find everything you need. Contact us or visit one of our shelters if you need further assistance.

Animal Friends of the Valleys
Animal Friends of the Valleys offers animals for adoption and provides animal services to the Cities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, and Temecula.

Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans SPCA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit animal welfare organization committed to eliminating the euthanasia of adoptable animals.

BARC Benevolent Animal Rescue Committee - Mentone
The Benevolent Animal Rescue Committee's mission is to control the dog and cat population and find the best new home possible for abandoned pets.

California Department of Fish and Game
The Department of Fish and Game maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and their benefits to people.

Retrievers & Friends of Southern California
We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization devoted to finding homes for Golden Retrievers & Labrador Retrievers as well as other purebred dogs as space allows.

Poodle and Pals
Poodles and Pals is an all-volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to the rescue of Toy, Miniature and Standard Poodles, providing an alternative to the animal shelter for owners who can no longer keep their dogs.

Desert Paws Non-Profit Organization
Desert Paws is a charitable foundation, with the purpose is to raise money to support deserving local animal welfare groups that are saving lives and caring for animals.

Humane Society of the United States
We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.

Disaster Planning Information from Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States actively assists animals caught in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster or emergency.  Learn about The HSUS Disaster Services Team's rescue and relief efforts, public involvement opportunities and trainings, and resources on preparedness.

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets
Holidays can create special dangers for your pets. Each year during the various holiday seasons, thousands of pets are seriously injured and/or become deathly ill. Oftentimes we forget about our little four-legged members of the family during the rush and festivities.

List of Riverside County Adoption Partners (Rescue Groups)
As we move toward our goal that no adoptable animal be euthanized, we seek the help of the entire community to help us realize this ambition.

Ramona Humane Society
The Ramona Humane Society began in 1969 to improve the humane treatment of animals. What first started as a home sheltering operation has turned into a humane society organization that takes in over 13,000 animals each year.

Riverside Emergency Animal Rescue System (REARS)
REARS is the system that has been developed to perform animal rescue, evacuation, sheltering, care and welfare of domestic and livestock animals within Riverside County during times of disaster or extraordinary emergencies.

List of Other Local Animal Shelters

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