Adopt-a-Pet: Bruiser and Annabelle


Ginger is a 7-year-old, white and tan, female Lhasa Apso. She is good with older children and other animals. Ginger’s caretakers say she is a real cutie and smart – she will sit on command and is housebroken. Ginger is already spayed and ready to go to a loving forever home. Her Intake number is 245796, and her Reference Picture number is 7929.

Diamond is a 5-year-old, grey, female Domestic Short Hair. According to her caretakers, Diamond is sweet and friendly, and would make a wonderful pet. She is already spayed and ready to meet her new forever family. Diamond’s Intake number is 245755, and her Reference Picture number is 7922.

To adopt either of these pets, contact Animal Friends of the Valleys at 674-0618. The shelter is located at 33751 Mission Trail in Wildomar. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It serves Canyon Lake and surrounding areas, offering animals for adoption as well as providing animal control and spay/neuter services.

• AFV has a spay and neuter clinic and also offers vaccinations and microchip implants at the old shelter location, 29001 Bastron Ave. in Lake Elsinore. It is open Mondays and Thursdays only. For an appointment, call 951-674-7729 (SPAY) or 951-374-3491.

• Residents can help save animals that would otherwise be put down by providing temporary housing. Information regarding the foster program, low-cost vaccination clinics, and more can be found at or call 951-471-8344.

• AFV can always use help with their care of homeless cats by purchasing Tidy Cats litter (clumping or non-clumping) and/or Friskies Pate Classic canned food.

Those interested can visit to view available animals, for more information or to make a gift that can be designated for litter or canned wet food with a personal note in the section provided. Also, please “Like” them on Facebook.

AFV wishes to thank everyone for their help with supporting the homeless.


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