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Low-Cost Veterinary Services
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The Humane Society of San Bernardino offers a low cost spay/neuter, vaccine and wellness veterinary clinic.

Phone: 909-486-1400

Victor Valley Animal Protection League (VVAPL) offers a vaccine and spay/neuter clinic.

Phone: 760-247-2102

For a list of countywide financial resources for Animal Care, please click here.

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Establishment Permits

We issue permits for animal establishments in our service areas.

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  • checkedPet Grooming and Pet Shops
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How to Obtain a Permit

The most common permits Animal Care & Control issues are for catteries and dog kennels. These require a minimum of a 2 ½-acre parcel size and a Special Use or Conditional Use permit. Contact us on questions regarding these permits.

A Special Use Permit lets you have up to 15 adult cats/dogs (4 months of age and older). A Conditional Use Permit lets you have more than 15 adult dogs/cats (4 months of age and older) OR less than 2 1/2 acres. These permits are issued by Land Use Services Department.

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Disaster Preparedness & Assistance

Do not forget to plan for your pets. Store your supplies and non-perishable food in sturdy containers (backpack, covered plastic containers) that can be easily carried.

Pet Disaster Kit Checklist

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  • checkedCopy of microchip information
  • checkedLeash, harness, carriers
  • checkedBed, blankets
  • checkedCurrent photo of your pet
  • checkedAt least 3 days of food and water, bowls
  • checkedToys
  • checkedPoop bags or cat box, scooper and litter
  • checkedCleaning supplies

Printable Checklist

Pet Evacuation Plan
  1. If you evacuate, do not leave your pets behind. Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be injured, lost or killed. Animals turned loose to fend for themselves are likely to become victims of exposure, starvation, predators, contaminated food or water or accidents.
  2. If you leave, even if you think you may be gone only for a few hours, take your animals. Once you leave your home, you have no way of knowing how long you’ll be kept out of the area, and you may not be able to go back for your pets.
  3. Leave early—don’t wait for a mandatory evacuation order. An unnecessary trip is far better than waiting too long to leave safely with your pets. If you wait to be evacuated by emergency officials, you may put your pet in jeopardy.

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Education & Outreach

We provide community presentations.

  1. Career Days
  2. Disaster Preparedness for Pets
  3. Services provided by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control
  4. Responsible Pet Ownership
  5. Animals are First Fund

Contact us ask to speak to the Health Education Specialist.

Emergency Veterinary Care

If your pet needs emergency care, please contact your veterinarian or one of the following hospitals.

Grand Terrace
Animal Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hours on weekends and holidays

Emergency Pet Hospital of Redlands
Open 24 hours on weekends and major holidays

Inland Valley Emergency Pet Clinic
Open 24 hours

Animal Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hours on holidays

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