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COVID-19 UPDATES

DUE TO COVID-19, SHELTERS ARE OPEN TO PET ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (SEE BELOW). WE ALSO HAVE BEEN OPEN FOR FOSTER CARE. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE WORKING ON PLANS TO REOPEN SOON, BUT OUR MODEL WILL BE MUCH DIFFERENT COMPARED TO OUR PRE-PANDEMIC PERIOD.

In the event of a pet emergency or animal control question or if you are interested in adopting, fostering or rescuing, please call 951-358-7387. Potential adopters, fosters or rescues can also send an email to . Unable to adopt or foster?  You can help by making a donation through our Amazon wish list!


MORE INFORMATION

Riverside County Department of Animal Services (RCDAS) is open for essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the information you need to know:

  • We have temporarily suspended walk-in access at our facilities in an effort to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently doing appointment-based scheduling for people interested in fostering or adoption. 
  • For adoptions, please call (951) 358-7387 to make an appointment.
  • For fostering, please visit our foster page to fill out an online application HERE.  

Non-essential services are suspended at this time, to protect your health and safety and in order to reduce the number of pets and people coming into RCDAS’ shelters. 

  • If you need to license your pet, please use our online services. In-person licensing is not available at this time. 
  • If you find a stray pet, please hold the pet if you can to give the owner time to locate their lost pet and to reduce the number of pets entering our shelters. Report the lost pet on Pet Harbor at www.petharbor.com. Post the lost pet on many different social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Nextdoor, and any other resources available so that an owner may see them. If you cannot hold the pet, please call (951) 358-7387. 
  • If you find kittens, please leave them alone unless they are sick, injured or in immediate danger. Find out why.
  • If you need to relinquish a pet, RCDAS has suspended owner intakes through field officers. RCDAS is only accepting emergency intakes at this time. There are many resources available to assist you in rehoming your pet. Post your pet on available social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Nextdoor. By helping to rehome your own pet, you are ensuring your pet’s safety and the continued safety of the pets who enter the shelter.
  • RCDAS has suspended community cat trap-neuter-return and vaccination clinics. 

You can help! Right now, we need the following:

  • Foster caregivers to take pets and help us find them permanent homes or hold them through this immediate crisis period. Fill out an online application HERE
  • Adopters – call (951) 358-7387
  • Unable to adopt or foster?  You can help by making a donation through our Amazon wish list!

Donations – can go to the ASK Foundation. Your donations can help us to purchase critically needed supplies, help pets with special needs, provide resources for foster caregivers or persons needing assistance in our communities, and more

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Pets featured on our web page are available for adoption on a first come first served basis.

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Have you lost your best friend? He's looking for you. Check here to view lost pets in our shelter.

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RCDAS offers three options to purchase or renew your pet license.

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If your pet was microchipped through the RCDAS, your pet has an AVID microchip.

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Spaying and neutering are vitally important in helping reduce pet overpopulation.

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Your dog will need a series of vaccinations for protection from often fatal diseases.

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Need shelter info outside of our coverage area but you aren't sure where to go? Go here.

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We are looking for volunteers to join our Cat Care Team. Help us build our volunteer base.

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Your donation will positively improve the welfare of all of our shelter animals.

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There are so many great reasons to volunteer. Meet new people, help the animals and acquire work experience for future endeavors.

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