Animal Friends of the Valleys begins care for Menifee strays June 26

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Officer David Dossett of Animal Friends of the Valleys holds some critters. Valley News/Courtesy photo

WILDOMAR – Animals within the Menifee city limits will now be transported to the shelter in Wildomar after the Menifee City Council directed staff to contract with Animal Friends of the Valleys for both field services and sheltering services June 14.

AFV operates the Southwest Communities Animal Shelter, 33751 Mission Trail, in Wildomar.

Until Friday, June 26, AFV’s animal control officers continued to transport stray pets from Menifee to Riverside County’s San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus, 581 S. Grand Ave., in San Jacinto for care and shelter.

The previous contract ended June 30. After that date, Menifee strays began to be transported to the Wildomar shelter.

Officers with Animal Friends of the Valleys carry a wayward tortoise. Valley News/Courtesy photo

During the transition period, county and city officials urged pet owners to check both the county’s website and Animal Friends of the Valleys’ website for their lost pets.

Riverside County’s website is http://www.rcdas.org.

Animal Friends of the Valleys’ website is https://animalfriendsofthevalleys.com.

Submitted by Animal Friends of the Valleys.