The Animal Services Department in San Bernardino announced the award of $1.5 million from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The funding will be disbursed over the next three years.
The money is given with the hope that the city will improve general operations of San Bernardino’s existing Animal Shelter and sometime later build a new one. Many of the residents have said the shelter is a critical resource for the city and community. This is the place where you can go and adopt into the family or receive vital veterinary services.
“We have seen time and again how much San Manuel has shared their commitment to the well-being of our community, so it’s not a surprise that they have stepped up to help improve the shelter,” said Mayor John Valdivia.
Here are the projects and amounts to be distributed funding for:
- Replacement Shelter- will receive $500,000
- New Animal Control Vehicles – $225,000
- Current Facility Improvements – $145,000
- Medical Fund for Injured Owned Animals – $150,000
- Spay and Neuter for Animals in the Community – $300,000
- Medical Treatment for Impounded Animals – $120,000
- Microchipping for Animals in the Community – $60,000
Residents interested in giving to the animal shelter fund can donate by check made out to the City of San Bernardino Animal Services and mail to 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA 92401 or give online at City of San Bernardino’s Animal Services page at www.sbcity.org.
For questions or additional information about the shelter, visit http://www.sbcity.org/cityhall/animctrl/