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About the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A.

Our Doors Are Always Open

The doors to the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. are open to every animal in need. Because we are a "full access" shelter, no animal is ever turned away. Many other shelters, animal care facilities and sanctuaries define themselves as "no-kill" shelters. While we at the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. salute the work of animal welfare groups everywhere, we find the label of "no-kill" to be inaccurate. Organizations like these are better defined as "limited access" shelters because they have the option of turning away animals for health, behavior and in some instances cosmetic reasons.

In order to comply with their idealistic arrangement, and maintain their public image, they have to restrict their intake of animals to only those that have the best chance of being adopted. We do not have such a luxury. As a full-access shelter, the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. takes in sick and injured animals and those that are not probable candidates for adoption. Everyday dozens of pets that are no longer wanted are turned over to the caring hands of IVHS; every day we accept pets from people who are unable to care for them anymore; and everyday our doors open for the dozens of stray animals that are lost, abandoned and homeless. At the core of the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. is our obligation to care for these animals.

We work vigorously to find new, loving and permanent homes for every healthy pet, and we do a great job at it. Because we are a full-access shelter and never deny any animal entry, there is no set time limit for how long an animal will be available for adoption. As long as the animal is healthy, maintains a good disposition and we have space, we'll keep a pet for an indefinite period.