News Releases

News Releases

July 21, 2017

Boy Suffers Serious Bites to Face; Dog Impounded

Pitbull Lunged at 8-year-old When Owner Opened Door FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 – An 8-year-old boy suffered serious bite wounds Thursday night (July 20) after a dog lunged at him. The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. when the boy and a friend visited a…
July 13, 2017

Tortoise Coaxed With Cherries

Two Riverside County Animal Services officers coaxed a tortoise from underneath its hiding spot this afternoon at a property near Temecula by using cherries. A property owner at a rural-style property, just east of Temecula’s wine country, initially was…
July 11, 2017

Cat Adoption Special Offered

$25 Adoption Fee Runs July 10 to Aug. 10 MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017 – A special adoption rate starts today (July 10) for all cats at Riverside County Animal Services’ four shelter locations. The special adoption fee of $25 for all cats 4 months of age and older is…
July 10, 2017

Fontana Officer Saves Two Pets from Hot Car

A Chihuahua and Gray Cat Get Rescued, Vet Care FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017 – A city of Fontana officer rescued two animals from an extremely hot car on Thursday. Both pets – a black-and-tan Chihuahua and a gray, domestic short-haired cat – were rushed by the officer…
Jul 05, 2017

THE FIFTH OF JULY: A busy day — but not as chaotic in our shelters as years past

This morning we saw a fair amount of frantic pet owners attempting to reunite with their wandering pets during the Fourth-of-July holiday weekend. It was certainly busy, but not as frenzied…
Jun 30, 2017

Shelters Closed July 3 and Fourth-of-July

Microchip Special Offered for Impounded Pets on July 5 THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 – All Riverside County Animal Services shelters are closed on Monday July 3 and during the Fourth-of-July…
Jun 30, 2017

Mary S. Roberts Surpasses Milestone

Nonprofit Pet Adoption Center Saves 1,000 Animals THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 – A nonprofit, pet adoption center marked its 1,000th pet rescue this month after its renewed partnership with…
Jun 30, 2017

Spots Still Open for Critter Kiddz Camp

Children Discover Cool Animal Stuff During Two Weeks THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 – A children’s camp specializing in fun animal-related education still has spots available for the mid-July…
Jun 28, 2017

German Shepherd Missing for Eight Years Reunited With Owner

This dog was reunited today (Monday, June 26, 2017) after a microchip brought the long-lost dog and the rightful family. Last week, one of our animal control officers investigating a…
Jun 19, 2017

Woman Is Reunited With This Long, Lost Pooch

This story has become somewhat cliché now. The long-lost dog that gets reunited with the owner because of a microchip. But we have not sent you one in a while – and this Lake Elsinore-area…
May 31, 2017

Coyote Pup Impounded

Riverside County Animal Services officer Will Luna responded to a property in Jurupa Valley today after the resident contacted us about a possible injured coyote pup. The property owner…
May 25, 2017

Series of Adoption Events Start Saturday

Proceeds Benefit Combat Vets, Shelter Pets WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 – A series of adoption events specifically benefiting programs that assist combat veterans and shelter animals kicks off…
May 04, 2017

Woman Arrested in Emaciated Dogs Cruelty Case

Authorities Track Her Down in Las Vegas WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017 – A woman suspected in the cruelty case involving emaciated pit bulls in the Lake Mathews area was arrested today in Las…
Apr 26, 2017

Three-Legged Terrier Ready for Forever Home

Veterinary Employee Fostered Special Dog TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 – An officer brought in the broken dog. A veterinarian handled the necessary surgery. And a registered veterinary technician…
Apr 14, 2017

Dog Saved From Basin at Water Treatment Plant

Riverside Public Works Employees Played Huge Roles WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 – Riverside Public Works employees played a major role in saving a dog stuck in a basin at the city’s Water…
Mar 30, 2017

Injured German Shepherd Pup Needs Rescue

She Likely Needs Surgery to Fix Hind Leg Fracture WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 – She’ll cuddle at your feet. She’ll lick you. She’ll show you she has so much love, despite a traumatic…
Mar 30, 2017

The 2017 Dog Olympics has been canceled

The 2017 Dog Olympics has been canceled.
Mar 21, 2017

Skippy’s Health Did Not Improve

But the Stray Cat That Had Peanut Butter Container Stuck On its Head Gives Birth to Four Kittens TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 – A cat saved from a peanut-butter-container predicament on Monday…
Mar 21, 2017

Peanut Bar Container Removed From Cat

Skinny Feline Now Receiving Veterinary Treatment MONDAY, March 20, 2017 – A Riverside County Animal Services officer rescued a skinny cat that had got its head stuck inside a plastic peanut…
Mar 06, 2017

Tire Shop Crew Rescue Dog from Drowning

Animal Control Officer Gets Great Help from Locals FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 – A Riverside tire shop crew played a major role in helping an animal control officer save a dog from drowning on a…
Mar 02, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

Feb 16, 2017

Horse Tests Positive for Equine Herpesvirus

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017 – The following information is provided to our county residents as an FYI. The information is from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The California…
Jan 30, 2017

Woman Hospitalized After Dog Attacks Her

Victim Suffers Severe Injuries from Friend’s Pit Bull MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017 – A woman suffered severe injuries after a friend’s dog attacked her early Sunday (Jan. 29) morning. The attacked…
Jan 23, 2017

Two Horses Stuck In The Mud In The Woodcrest Area

As many of you know, Friday (Jan. 20) featured a powerful storm that was dumping rain all over Southern California. Hard rain. Sometimes it came down in buckets. At about 2:30 p.m. on…
Jan 23, 2017

Cattle Truck Crash Causes Havoc on Highway 78

37 Heifers Die in Crash South of Blythe FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2016 – Animal control officers responded to a cattle-truck crash south of Blythe on Thursday (Jan. 19) and helped round up injured…
Jan 11, 2017

Owner Says Goodbye to Former Shelter Dog

Border Collie Mix Served as Therapy Dog FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2016 – An animal control officer said goodbye at the end of 2016 to a former Riverside County Animal Services shelter dog that served…
Jan 10, 2017

Healthy, adult iguana at our desert shelter

A Good Samaritan brought in a handsome iguana today. The man had been caring for the almost five-foot long (tail included) reptile for roughly one month. He tried to find the true owner…
Jan 06, 2017

The 2016 Riverside County Animal Services Stories Of The Year

As we near another year’s close, we always love to look back at all the stories that made us happy as a puppy and brought smiles to our faces. Each year we like to share these significant…


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