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Free pet food available for pet owners affected financially. Blythe food pantry will launch on October 31 and will operate by appointment only.
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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

Animal Services Urges Burro Fans to Stop Feeding

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Citations Can Be Issued to Those Violating Ordinance Animal Services is issuing a...

RCDAS BONITA FIRE INFORMATION

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Animal Services will have personnel to assist pet owners at the evacuation center...

Jojo Goes Missing; Reunited

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This is a short story about a cat that did not, apparently, want to get neutered....

Coachella Valley Man Saves Hummingbird from Pool

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Critter Appears to Have Injured Wing A Riverside County Animal Services registered...

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

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KEEPING YOUR PETS SAFE DURING HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS As winter holiday festivities...

Officers Help Dog Stuck in Window Frame

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German Shepherd Getting Some Care by Vet Staff A pair of officers assisted a big...

County Reaches Milestone With PetSmart

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1,000th Pet Adoption Provides Bonus Grant A partnership between Riverside County...

Officer Rescues Feline from Freeway Ramp

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Lucky Black Cat Saved from Interstate 215 in Riverside A Riverside County Animal...

Charlotte the Piggy Goes Weeeee All the Way Home

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A wayward pig in Indio generated a lot of social-media buzz on Thursday after our...

Coalition of Shelters Offer Spay Day

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Nov. 17 Scheduled as Special Day for Cat Owners A coalition of shelter...

Equine Influenza Impacting Burros in RivCo

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Some Deaths Reported; State & Local Officials Monitoring An equine influenza...

Monthly Pet Food Pantry Kicks Off Saturday

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Treats – No Tricks – For Pets on Halloween Event https://youtu.be/puSi_dA8u2Q...

Officer Retrieves Scared Dog from Under Home

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Fireworks Freaked Pooch; Family Feared He Was Long Gone A Riverside County Animal...

ASK Foundation Grants $10K to Animal Services

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Grant to Assist Owners in Need During COVID-19 Animal Services received a grant for...

Officers Investigating Apparent Animal Cruelty

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Ring Camera Footage Shows a Man Punching a Dog Animal Services officers are...

Dog Attacks Banning Boy; Youngster Hospitalized

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Two Men Rescue 12-Year-old from Further Injuries A Riverside County Animal Services...

Miss Kitty Reunited with Owner after she is Released from Hospital

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Due to a computer glitch, this did not go through last week, so it’s a little bit...

Big Rig Kitty Survives Wreck; Receiving Care

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Miss Kitty’s Owner Remains in Hospital After Crash A cat inside the cab of a...

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...

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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