County extends pet adoption special through Dec. 4

Forever Home | Contributed Photo

Riverside County Animal Services is extending one of its most popular adoption specials until Dec. 4.

The Black Saturday Special gives would-be adopters the chance to find their perfect pet for free all week – the first time Animal Services has offered the post-Thanksgiving promotion for a full week. Participating shelters include the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms and the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.

More than 100 pets were adopted on the promotion’s first day on Saturday (Nov. 27).

The COVID-19 pandemic forced most animal organizations to scale back large-scale events. But Riverside County’s shelters are becoming more populated and homeless pets need a loving home for the holidays, said Kim Youngberg, an Animal Services deputy director.

“This adoption promotion has been one of our most popular,” Youngberg said. “We really hope people without a pet at this time of year can find room in their hearts – and homes – for a four-legged friend.”

Although pets can be adopted for free, would-be adopters should be mindful that a dog license must be purchased if the adopter lives within the county’s jurisdictional areas. Dog license information/prices can be found here.

All adoptable pets can be viewed on the county’s official website.

Riverside County Animal Services | Contributed

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