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There are so many great reasons to volunteer. Meet new people, experience the satisfaction of community service, develop new skills, and acquire work experience for future endeavors.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

We are maintaining our services virtually and by appointment.  Please click below for updates on the following services:

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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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News Releases

Buck Back Home (Dog Lost During Apple Fire Reunited With Owner)

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Sgt. Lesley Huennekens is featured in the clip handing off Buck to owner Greg...

Clear the Shelters Kicks off Again with Riverside County Animal Services; special adoption prices

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Riverside County Animal Services is joining forces again with NBC and Telemundo for...

Miniature Horse Cared for, adopted

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We received a lot of interest about a miniature horse we impounded while...

Animal Control Officer Rescues Raccoon from Razor Wire

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The rescue was handled by two of our officers, Kellsey Hoesman and Carra Mathewson....

Shelter Operations During COVID-19 Appointment System Continues to Save Lives

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Animal Services is reverting to an appointment-only system as Riverside County...

Officers Retrieve 31 Dogs After House Fire

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Firefighters Battle Flames at Jurupa Valley Property Animal Services officers...

An odd/fun reunion story involving a wayward sheep

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Officers Michael Cox and Dwight Espeleta handled the transport of 4-year-old King...

Officer Responds to Home of Deceased Man

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Retrieves Dog; Owner may have succumbed to coronavirus Officer John Hergenreder of...

San Jacinto Animal Shelter Closing on July 13

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Some Services Will Remain After Closure The San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus is...

Fourth-of-July Fireworks Frighten Pets

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Protect Your Four-Legged Friends During Holiday Animal Services officers rescued a...

Volunteers Welcomed Back!

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We welcomed back a handful of volunteers to our shelters for the first time in...

Menifee Strays Soon Heading to Wildomar

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Animal Friends of the Valleys Begins Care June 26 Animals within the city limits of...

Officers Assist Four Burros Needing Care

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Nonprofit DonkeyLand Provided Vet Treatment Animal Services officers have been very...

Man Shoots Dog During Drinking Session

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It’s Unknown if Incident Was Drunken Accident Animal Services veterinary team...

Two Happy Results: A Tale of Two Doggies

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As some of you know, we were caring for a service dog belonging to a veteran who,...

Officers Bust Illegal Cockfighting Operation

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Roughly 130 Birds Located at the Scene; Two Dead Animal Services officers teamed...

Cat Stuck Between Two Walls is Rescued

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Animal Services Seeking Owner of Friendly Feline Two officers worked together to...

Dog With Burns Receives Treatment, Care

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Shephard Mix Apparently Suffered Chemical Injuries A dog with severe injuries from...

A pandemic montage

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As many of you know, we have still operated our shelters, albeit in a much modified...

COVID-19 Patient’s Dog Gets County Care

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Animal Services Officer Picks up Service Dog at Hospital An Animal Services officer...

Pomeranian Dumped at Shelter in Jurupa Valley

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A person abandoned an injured Pomeranian outside the county’s shelter in Jurupa...

Social Media Post Misleads Public about Dog

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Pet is Run Over, But Incident Was Accidental Riverside County Animal Services...

Animal Shelters Temporarily Closing to Public April 2

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Lifesaving Services Will Still be Handled During Covid-19 Animal Services is...

Virulent Newcastle Disease Update from State Veterinarian

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This week brings some good news and, unfortunately, some disappointing news, as...

Officer Seizes Two Neglected Dogs in Riverside

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Both Dogs Transported to Emergency Clinic for Care MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2020 – A...

RCDAS COVID-19 Related Notices

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020 Shelter Operations During COVID-19 Appointment System...

Southwest RivCo Woman Convicted of Cruelty

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Horse Succumbed to Neglect, But Dog Makes Comeback A jury convicted a southwest...

County Officer Assists Doberman in a Ditch

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Dog Was Moments From Being Buried Alive in Test Pit A Riverside County Animal...

Wheelie Pup Gets Rescued

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This story broke at about 4:20 p.m. today. We received a call for assistance...

Two Pups Rescued from Big Hole/Rabbit Den

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Below is a one-minute video clip featuring two dogs we retrieved from a den of some...

Dumped Puppy Gets Saved by Woman

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A woman found a pup inside a trash bag inside a Dumpster last night in Jurupa...

German Shepherd Missing for Eight Years Reunited With Owner

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This dog was reunited today (Monday, June 26, 2017) after a microchip brought the...

Woman Is Reunited With This Long, Lost Pooch

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This story has become somewhat cliché now. The long-lost dog that gets reunited...

Coyote Pup Impounded

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Riverside County Animal Services officer Will Luna responded to a property in...

Woman Arrested in Dog Cruelty Case

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Authorities Track Her Down in Las Vegas A woman suspected in the cruelty case...

3-Legged Dog Ready for New Home

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Veterinary Employee Fostered Special Dog An officer brought in the broken dog. A...

Dog Saved at Treatment Plant

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Riverside Public Works Employees Played Huge Roles Riverside Public Works employees...

Injured Shepherd Pup Needs Rescue

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She Likely Needs Surgery to Fix Hind Leg Fracture She’ll cuddle at your feet....

Skippy’s Health Did Not Improve

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But the Stray Cat That Had Peanut Butter Container Stuck On its Head Gives Birth to...

Peanut Bar Jar Removed From Cat

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Skinny Feline Now Receiving Veterinary Treatment A Riverside County Animal Services...

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

Interested in becoming a foster parent volunteer? RCDAS saves more than 2,000 animals each year through our Foster Care.

A system developed to perform animal rescue within Riverside County during times of disaster or extraordinary emergencies.

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Contact a Shelter

Western Riverside: (951) 358-7387 (PETS)
San Jacinto: (951) 358-7387
Coachella Valley: (760) 343-3644
Blythe: (760) 921-7857

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