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Riverside Animal Services offering $5 dog, cat adoptions through July

Riverside County Animal Services is offering a Felines-n-Fido special for the remainder of July. Dogs or cats can be adopted for just $5.

The special comes at a time the county’s shelters have spiked with a flow of pets. More than 600 pets are being cared for at the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley, according to Riverside County Animal Services.

Many people are back at work and more strays are ending up in shelters. With higher impound numbers per week, Riverside County’s shelters are certainly trending in the wrong direction.

“We loved watching so many pets get adopted during COVID-19 lockdowns when everyone was at home and could love their new family members with undivided attention,” Animal Services Director Julie Bank said. “Now we’re hoping that those without animals might consider adopting or fostering a pet. We need the help.”

The $5 adoptions will continue through Saturday, July 31, and will include the usual adoption package: spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, and a microchip. Dog adopters are required to purchase a license if they live within Riverside County’s jurisdiction.

Would-be adopters are encouraged to view available pets using this link: https://rcdas.org/index.php/adopt-2/adoptable-pets. Submitting a “web interest” form via the PetHarbor link is highly recommended.

“In short, we need the public’s help again,” Bank said. “Fostering, making a donation, or becoming a volunteer are also ways to help.”

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