The Riverside County Department of Animal Services is teaming up with several animal welfare organizations around the county to improve the lives of pets and get more people to adopt pets.
“We’re proud to be part of working together with other leaders in our caring community of animal organizations,” Department of Animal Services Director Julie Bank said. “Collaboration is key, and we can learn much from speaking with each other, and better tackle critical issues in the animal world.”
The new group is called the Animal Welfare Coalition of Riverside County and includes Animal Samaritans of Thousand Palms, Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center of Riverside, Moreno Valley Animal Services and the Ramona Humane Society, based in San Jacinto.
“We are all planning to analyze our data and programs to share, compare and learn how we might assist each other,” Friends of the Palms
Springs Animal Shelter spokeswoman Tamara Hedges said (photo above). “Our goal of this collaborative effort is to work together in an effort to better serve our communities for both animals and people.”
Issues that the group intends to focus on include expansion of mobile spay and neuter clinics, facilitating adoptions, ongoing training options for personnel, and potential opportunities involving inter-agency pet transfers.
Photo of Tamara Hedges, Spokeswoman for the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, from Riverside County Animal Services Dept