RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Starting Friday, stray dogs and cats, as well as other animals that are impounded in Menifee, will no longer be under the jurisdiction of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, which has been replaced by another entity that will oversee animal control for the city. Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said all shelter and control operations will shift to the nonprofit Animal Friends of the Valleys at the end of the week. The change stems from a Menifee City Council vote in May to end the municipality's contract with the county in favor of an agreement with AFV, which provides animal control and care services to cities throughout the southwest county area, including in the cities of Murrieta and Temecula. Stray, injured or dangerous animals th
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