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Our Mission
The mission of the San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program is to prevent rabies in humans and pets, to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spaying and neutering, to protect and serve the public and pets by enforcing all laws and ordinances pertaining to Animal Care & Control, to care for all animals domestic and wild, to reunite lost pets with their owners, to place unwanted pets into new homes, and to maintain a high quality of service.

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Service Areas

The San Bernardino County Animal Care & Control Program services the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County and the contract cities of Big Bear Lake, Highland, Rialto (shelter services only) and Yucaipa.


Pets of the Week 4/24/17
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Devore Pet of the Week

Dog from the Devore Shelter

Butler is a 3 year old female Terrier.
She is black in color.
The ID# is A670132.
Please adopt her today.

Devore Pet of the Week

Puppy from the Devore Shelter

Bailey is a 2 month old male Shepherd.
He is tricolor.
The ID# is A670112.
Please adopt him today.

For more Information call: 909-386-9820
To view other adoptable pets, click here.
Devore and Big Bear shelter hours and locations

Your Pets and Disaster Preparedness

Heat Safety Tips for Pet Owners
Click here for important information for protecting your pets as temperatures rise.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What We Do

bullet Cold Weather Tips from ASPCA
bullet New Shelter Location for the High Desert/Victor Valley Unincorporated Region of the County
bullet Enforce all animal laws (leash law, dog licensing, tethering, etc.)
bullet Pick-up and impound stray animals for the health and safety of the public
bullet Respond to all animal complaints and other hazards
bullet Investigate alleged cases of cruelty and/or the inhumane treatment of animals
bullet Track animal bites
bullet Assist with humane trapping of nuisance animals
bullet Quarantine (confine) certain animals (i.e. those involved in bite cases)
bullet Shelter, feed, and care for stray, abandoned, unwanted, and mistreated animals
bullet Find homes for the shelter animals that are not claimed by an owner
bullet Assist with spay/neuter costs (voucher program)
bullet Survey wildlife for rabies
bullet Sponsor low-cost rabies clinics so pet owners can protect their animals
bullet Provide education to the public about how to be a good pet owner (spaying/neutering, licensing, ID tags, leashes, training, etc.)


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