Hundreds of Pets Available for $20 Saturday and Sunday
SEPT. 4, 2018 – Riverside County’s shelter in Jurupa Valley will play host this weekend to a Super Adoptionevent with lowered fees for its homeless pets.
The event is a new partnership with Best Friends Animal Society and a handful of other adoption and rescue organizations. The fees for all cats and dogs will be $20, which will include the pet’s spay or neutersurgery, vaccinations and a microchip.
“The Super Adoption is such a fun, festive way for the whole family to meet adoptable dogs and cats,” said Jose Ocano,Pacific Region Director for Best Friends Animal Society. “From playful youngsters to sweet seniors and anything in between, the perfect pet will be waiting for you here.”
The Super Adoption runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and will continue on Sunday with similar hours. The shelter is located at 6851 Van Buren Blvd., Jurupa Valley, 92509. More than 200 pets will be available for adoption.
In addition to available pets cared for by Riverside County Animal Services, other groups will be creating pop-up adoption stations inside the shelter’s quad area. Confirmed groups include Foster Army AnimalRescue and The Paw Mission.
Also, the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center will be participating during the Saturday action. This nonprofit, long-running shelter has been assisting Riverside County for many years by rescuing shelter animals and providing them care at its Riverside location.
Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization with a mission to end euthanasia of shelter pets by 2025, has already partnered with Riverside County Animal Services with a Coachella Valley-based effort to spay and neuter stray, community cats. The program started in 2017 after Animal Services Director Robert Miller approved the unique relationship.
Employees from Best Friends have been embedded in the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms to work closely with animal control officers and other shelter staffers with getting more community cats altered, all in the effort to reduce the volume of abandoned cats entering area shelters.
The successes of that program has resulted in Best Friends’ officials to reach out with additional programs, such as this weekend’s Super Adoption.
Deputy Director Frank Corvino said, “Our continuing partnership with Best Friends has been extremely successful in helping save the lives of numerous animals in our east county. We are excited to continue our lifesaving efforts with the Super Adoptions this weekend. “