Over the next week, NBC4 and Telemundo 52 will air animal-related stories to raise awareness about the pet adoptions as well as issues including the overpopulation of shelters in Southern California. Moreover, both stations will engage viewers with news and information across multiple platforms, including newscasts, online and social media.
The public is encouraged to follow the effort and post pet photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with hashtag #ClearTheShelters@NBCLA and #DesocuparLosAlbergues @Telemundo52.
For more information contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790. The Animal Shelter is located at 14041 Elsworth Street.
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter to Hold Five Dollar Fridays Cat Adoption Event
Moreno Valley, CA - The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter will again be holding its "Five Dollar Fridays" Cat & Kitten Adoption promotion every Friday during the month of July on Friday, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th at the Shelter. This special event will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Friday in July.
Featuring deeply discounted adoption rates of only $5 for cats and kittens this amazing adoption fee includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, and a HomeAgain microchip.
Adoption Gift Certificates are also available at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, located at 14041 Elsworth Street.
For more information about these pet adoption promotions, contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the city's web site at www.moval.org
and click on "Animal Shelter".
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Seeks Adoption Ambassadors
Moreno Valley, CA - Moreno Valley is increasing the number of adoptions for homeless animals and wants to do even more. In an effort to boost the number of positive outcomes for homeless companion animals, the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter has launched the Adoption Ambassador Program sponsored, in part by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Adoption Ambassadors foster, evaluate and ultimately find the animal a loving home. Moreno Valley is able to launch this program with the help of a $2,500 ASPCA grant.
"The City of Moreno Valley greatly appreciates the ASPCA's ongoing partnership and their generous contributions for this and other programs." said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. "Increasing adoption rates is job #1 at the Animal Shelter and a top priority for the City Council."
The Adoption Ambassador Program is an exciting program that many animal shelters are now using to provide a way for the community to be involved. Volunteers, or ambassadors, and staff work together to create the best possible scenario for homeless dogs and cats. Ambassadors receive training that provides them with the right tools to successfully adopt a pet into a new, lifelong loving home. This program is a win/win for the foster program and homeless animals.
Volunteer Opportunities Available with
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter
Moreno Valley, CA - Important opportunities are currently available for members of the community to assist staff at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter as they care for shelter animals and promote pet adoptions.
Volunteer applications are accepted year-round from city residents and those in nearby communities wishing to provide their valuable services and time to help sheltered pets. Volunteer opportunities include the following:
* Pet Grooming
* Walking Dogs
* Pet Caretaker
* Pet Photography
* Lost & Found Services
* Pet Adoption Events
Applicants must attend an orientation, view several animal care training videos, complete and pass the related test, and pass a live scan fingerprinting background check.
Volunteer applications are available online at www.moval.org
under the Animal Shelter webpage. Applications are also available and will be accepted in person at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter.
For more information, contact Tammy Brooks, Senior Administrative Assistant of the Moreno Valley Animal Services Division, at 951.413.3795.
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City Offers Free Spay & Neuter Program
CA- The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter is
offering free spay and neuter services for
dogs and cats, with vouchers distributed to
Moreno Valley residents on a first come,
first serve basis at the Shelter. In the
City of Moreno Valley, pet owners are
required to spay and neuter their dogs and
cats. This free spay and neuter program will
help residents comply with the requirement
and become a part of the ongoing effort to
reduce pet overpopulation.
provides several positive impacts to
individual households as well as the
community by reducing the number of unwanted
litters, increasing the health of pets as
medical evidence suggests, and helping to
limit the number of pets at the Animal
Free spay and
neuter vouchers can be redeemed by City of
Moreno Valley residents with proof of
residency such as a valid ID that reflects a
current address or a copy of a current
utility bill. Qualifying dogs and cats must
be 4 months or older and in good health.
Pets currently impounded at the Moreno
Valley Animal Shelter are not eligible.
limited as the offer is only valid until
funding for this program is exhausted. No
more than 4 vouchers will be issued per
household. Vouchers are to be used at
designated veterinary clinics. Residents are
encouraged to make an appointment to have
their pet altered as soon as possible.
information about this limited time offer,
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Win-Win in Moreno Valley
Animal Shelter Wins ASPCA Grant,
Families gain forever friends
Moreno Valley, CA- The Moreno Valley
Animal Shelter was awarded a $5,000
grant as winner of the 'Breaking 300'
Award granted by the 2014 ASPCA Rachael
Ray $100k Challenge. The $5,000 grant
awarded by the ASPCA recognizes the
significant achievement made by the
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter having
worked to secure final placement of more
than 300 pets during the three month
long ASPCA Challenge as compared to last
year during the same June 1 - August 31
time period. The $5,000-Breaking 300
grant award will be used to boost the
number of pet adoptions by altering pets
during special pet adoption events. It
is anticipated that 60 to 70 adoptable
pets will be spayed or neutered using
these grant funds.
Meeting these goals was no small
undertaking, however thanks to a
supportive City Council and an
enthusiastic community, great progress
was made to spay and neuter more animals
and to place more animals with loving
families. The end of the ASPCA Challenge
is not the end of the City's effort to
increase lives saved.
This grant award acceptance was
presented and accepted by the Moreno
Valley City Council at the November 18,
2014 City Council meeting.
For more information about this grant
award by the ASPCA, contact the Moreno
Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or
visit the City's web site at
click on "Animal Shelter".