Free Pets For Veterans

free pets for veterans

California public animal shelters are now providing free pets for veterans to adopt. This offer is limited to the adoption of dogs and cats only. Senate Bill No. 245 reportedly allows adoption fees to be waived to qualifying veterans. 

Qualification includes a valid driver license that displays a military marking, DD-214 or your veterans medical card. This bill reportedly waives the adoption fees but not other additional costs. Other cost could include fees for licensing, spay, neutering or microchipping.

Free Pet Adoption For Military Active Duty?

Free Pet Adoption For Military Active Duty?

There appears to be some confusion over whether or not this new California law is inclusive of active duty military members too. Some of the public shelters might be requiring your identification to specifically include the word veteran. For that reason, calling the shelter before you go for clarification is highly recommended. California might be doing something right with this free pets for veterans idea.

Corona Animal Shelter
1330 Magnolia Ave.
Corona, California 92879
(951) 736-2309

Inland Valley Humane Society
500 Humane Way
Pomona, CA 91766

Riverside County Shelter
6851 Van Buren Blvd.
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
(951) 358-7387

Hesperia Animal Shelter
11011 Santa Fe Avenue
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 947-1700

Rancho Cucamonga Animal Control
11780 Arrow Rte
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 466-7387

Barstow Humane Society
2480 East Main St
Barstow, California 92311
(760) 252-4800

Apple Valley Shelter
22131 Powhatan Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92308
(760) 240-7000

Needles Animal Shelter
1662 Flip Mendez Pkwy
Needles, CA 92363
(760) 326-4952

City of Mission Viejo Animal Shelter
28095 Hillcrest
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

San Clemente | Dana Point Animal Services Authority
221 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, CA 92672

Orange County Humane Society  21632 Newland
Huntington Beach, CA 92546

Newport Beach Animal Control
20302 Riverside Drive
Newport Beach. CA