Bark in the Mew Year animal adoption event finds 76 homes for furry friends despite rain

A collage of pet owners shown with their newly adopted pets.

Scattered showers did not stop the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health’s Animal Care staff from connecting loveable pets with their new forever homes during the “Bark in the Mew Year” complimentary adoption event from Jan. 2- Jan. 11, at the Devore and Big Bear Animal Shelters.

The no-cost event was sponsored by the Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF), which included spay or neutering, microchip and most vaccines for each adopted animal. A total of 76 pets were adopted for the event, over twice as much from last year’s event, which totaled 37 adoptions.

To learn more about Animal Care events and adoptable animals in need of loving homes in San Bernardino County’s Big Bear and Devore Animal shelters, please visit San Bernardino County Animal Care at