The Department of Animal Services’ mission is to work together to improve Riverside County for people and animals. The department promotes safe, healthy, and humane animal/human coexistence through public education, humane sheltering, responsible pet placement, progressive law enforcement, and pet overpopulation reduction. The Department of Animal Services is working toward the goal of 100% adoption of all healthy and adoptable animals. To that end, the department is actively involved in pro-active adoption, as well as collaboration and strategic alliances with adoption partners. Animal Services provides and maintains shelters in Blythe, San Jacinto, Thousand Palms, and Western Riverside County (Jurupa Valley).