Adopt-a-Pet: Sawshai, Willie and Nellie


Sawshai is a two-year-old pit bull looking for someone to love. She was surrendered to Animal Friends of the Valleys because her owner was in a car crash and could no longer care for her. Her caretakers said she has a big personality and would make a fantastic companion to a fun-loving, active family. Sawshai needs to be spayed before going to her “fur”ever home. Her intake number is 308630. Reference picture: Sawshai.

Willie and Nellie are a bonded pair of cats looking for a home where they can be together. Willie is a six-year-old neutered boy who is very social and loves to cuddle and play. Nellie is a five-year-old spayed girl who is on the shy side and will stay by Willie’s side no matter what. Willie’s intake number is 460214. Nellie’s intake number is 460216. Reference picture: Willie and Nellie.

All dog and cat adoption fees include a microchip, basic shelter vaccines (excluding rabies) and a free veterinarian check-up. All cats/kittens, pit bulls and Chihuahua adoptions are just $5 (spay/neuter fees, if applicable, are additional).

For adoption or fostering, contact Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV) at 951-674-0618. 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. The shelter offers animals for adoption as well as providing animal control and spay/neuter services.

Low cost vaccinations and $20 microchipping are available seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AFV’s Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Clinic at 29001 Bastron Ave., Lake Elsinore. Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 951-674-7729 (SPAY) or 951-374-3491. To view adoptable animals, visit

For more information, contact AFV at 951-471-8344.