Sunday , 23 October 2016
Pets 2 Vets
Pets 2 Vets

Memorial Day Weekend: Pets for Veterans

Pets 2 Vets
Pets 2 Vets

The “Pets To Vets” outreach is part of the county’s ongoing effort to place homeless pets with loving families. On Saturday, May 25, ACC will place up to 100 dogs or cats, free of charge, to qualified U.S. military veterans. There is a limit of 2 adoptions per qualified veteran.

The “Animals aRe First Fund” (ARFF), a local non-profit charitable organization that assists stray animals in San Bernardino County, will be paying for the vaccination, adoption and the spay or neuter fees for the first 100 adoptions made to qualified military veterans at either of the two San Bernardino County operated animal shelters.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to match pets that need homes with deserving military veterans who would appreciate companionship,” Brian Cronin, Chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control, stated


Participation in the “Pets To Vets” program is simple. Veterans need to provide one form of valid military identification. Valid identification includes 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.


Animals can be adopted from the following San Bernardino County shelters:

  • The Devore Animal Shelter, located at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, (909) 386-9820 or
  • The Big Bear Animal Shelter, located at 42080 Northshore Drive, Big Bear City, (909) 866-4943.

On Saturday, May 25, both shelters are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



For additional information about the “Pets To Vets” program, please call San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control at 1-800-472-5609.

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