Animals aRe First Fund

A nonprofit organization

$4,920 raised by 96 donors

100% complete

$3,000 Goal

Every year thousands of animals are admitted to San Bernardino County Animal Shelter facilities, which include the Big Bear and Devore Animal Shelters. Last year alone, nearly 10,000 animals were admitted to these facilities. The homeless animals in San Bernardino County need your help and ARFF is the only non-profit charitable organization established to specifically aid and help the animals cared for at these facilities.

In calendar year 2017, the following are just a few of the many ways ARFF provided direct support to the animals cared for at the County’s Animal Shelters:

  • Paid for the spay/neuter surgeries for animals adopted during the County’s thirty (30) off-site and special adoption events. A total of 232 surgeries were paid for as a result of our donors' generous support.
  • Sponsored the 6th Annual Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event, which was held in June 2017. Invited the County’s “animal rescue group partners” to participate in this event which resulted in 77 pets being adopted into new homes.
  • Sponsored additional “life-saving” programs in 2017, such as the "Pets to Vets" adoption effort which matched homeless pets with veterans and their families.
  • Sponsored the "Furever Yours" Valentine’s Day pet adoption campaign.
  • Purchased educational materials that Animal Care and Control used in local schools and community events to promote humane education.
  • Purchased "Microchips" that are implanted in each animal adopted and returned to owner; assisting in reuniting lost pets with their owners. 

Our donors' generous contributions have helped the County to provide many "life-saving" efforts and programs that would not have possible with their support.

The homeless animals in San Bernardino County need your help and financial support.

Thank you!


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Organization name

Animals aRe First Fund

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PO BOX 447
San Bernardino, CA 92402