COVID-19 Special Message:
The Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A will always be here for the homeless, abandoned, and neglected animals. With recent news about the State of California’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order, we want to inform you how we will continue to help the pets in our community.
We currently have several pets in foster homes! Thank you so much to those who could open their homes to a pet in need. Your compassion and kindness is truly appreciated. Our staff is continuing the transportation of fostered animals in a 30-mile radius of our shelter only. If you would like to Foster-to-Hold or Foster-to-Adopt, you can get in touch with an Adoption Counselor by clicking here. Please include your name, address, phone number and several control numbers of the pets you think might be a match for you.
If you have lost your pet and believe your animal is at our shelter after viewing our online pet web-page, please contact email@example.com. If you find an animal with identification, please try to return the animal to its owner before contacting IVHS. You can post an ad for a lost or found pet on our website here: Lost & Found Pets
** Please be sure that there is space in your voicemail box in case you are unable to take our call, so that we may provide you with information on how to reunite with your pet.**
We understand that sometimes Good Samaritans come across helpless animals and rescue them to then bring to our shelter. However, right now we ask that you try and find the owner of the animal first either by calling the number on the pet’s tag or posting flyers around the area you found the animal and on social media. If the owner has not been found, we hope you can foster the animal temporarily until we resume normal operations. If neither option is possible, please contact our Emergency line at 909-594-9858.
We understand that not everyone is able to open their homes to foster an animal, but you can still help by making a donation. Please consider donating to help us continue our life-saving work as our shelter is their “home away from home”.
Program and service changes
Due to the State’s Orders and to comply with recommended public health protocols, we have temporarily changed and/or suspended some of our programs to minimize person to person contact:
- Clinic Services: Spay/neuter surgeries
- Volunteers: We are requiring all volunteers to stay home and save lives during this time.
- Stray Cats: We ask that you refrain from trapping stray cats at this time. If a cat or animal has already been trapped, please release it. If the cat has been trapped and is injured, please contact our Emergency line at 909-594-9858.
Modified & Active Programs
- Clinic Services: We are now offering vaccination clinics on an appointment-only basis for those who reside in our service area. Visit our Vaccine Appointment Request Form to request an appointment and learn more about appointment requirements here.
- Humane Investigations: Officers will continue to respond to urgent calls about animal cruelty and abuse.
- Animal Control: Officers will continue to respond to urgent calls about injured, aggressive or deceased animals in the public right of way.
- Wildlife Rescue: We will continue to care for injured wildlife and perform emergency rescues as needed. Wildlife that has been trapped needs to be released immediately. If the animal is injured, please contact our Emergency line at 909-594-9858.
- Lost Pets: If you suspect your animal is at our shelter after viewing our online pet web-page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Licenses: All dog and cat licenses will only be processed online or by mail. Penalties will be waived for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.
- Owner Surrenders: While under orders to ‘Stay-at-Home’, we ask that you please keep your pet with you. We are working with the public to offer options for help to those during this difficult time.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, there is no evidence that companion animals such as cats and dogs can be infected or spread the virus that causes COVID-19.
Thank you for your support and we will continue helping the vulnerable animals of our community.