JUNE 28, 2018 – Riverside County begins a new animal partnership with the City of Banning on July 1.
County animal control officers will return to Banning’s streets on Monday and any strays found in the city will be transported and cared for at the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus in San Jacinto.
The shelter is located at 581 S. Grand Ave., San Jacinto. Here’s a link that features a map and shelter hours of operation and other key information: https://www.rcdas.org/index.php/shelters/san-jacinto
Pet owners who have found their strays previously at the Ramona Humane Society will be familiar with the area. The county’s shelter is roughly one minute around the corner.
Pet owners can always search online, too, for their wayward pets. Here’s a direct link to the county’s lost-pets page: https://www.rcdas.org/index.php/lost-pets
One key piece of information for Banning pet owners is to always check surrounding shelters.
To contact Riverside County's Department of Animal Services, please call (951) 358-7387, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When contacting animal service, provide as many details as possible, such as city and location of the incident (for example, the cross streets of the emergency situation). Other useful information for animal services team includes a good description of the animal (breed, size, color, unique markings, if it had a collar or leash).
Please bear in mind that Riverside County's Department of Animal Services has a limited number of officers working during the evening hours and weekends and each one is assigned to a specific area. Response times may vary, depending on prior emergencies that have been received earlier in the day.
Calling during evening hours or during the weekend, you will be speaking with an operator/dispatcher from a private agency that assists Riverside County's Department of Animal Services with emergency calls during non-business hours and county holidays. The types of requests that are considered emergencies include the following:
- Injured animals
- Aggressive animals
- An immediate cruelty matter (something you have just witnessed)
- An animal that could impede public safety (such as loose livestock, a dog in the middle of a busy road, etc.)
For more information on services that the Riverside County's Department of Animal Services provides (adoption, lost pets, licensing, vaccinations, microchipping, etc.), please visit their official website at https://www.rcdas.org.