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The new facility opened Oct. 4. It replaced a shelter of trailers and outdoor kennels in Lake Elsinore. It is run by Animal Friends of the Valleys and provides animal control to cities in southwest Riverside County.
Lissette Rivera, of Lake Elsinore, deposits two stray kittens into a holding cage in the surrender lobby of the South- west Communities Animal Shelter on Wednesday. The kittens showed up at her house but she couldn't keep them.
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The Animal Friends of the Valleys animal shelter in LakeElsinore is seeking donations of cat litter and pet food. ExecutiveDirector Willa Bagwell said so many animals have been surrenderedto the shelter that operators are struggling to come up with the150 pounds of dog food they need every day.Animal shelter officials and supporters, various people involvedin creating the rabbit shelter, and Lake Elsinore Mayor Bob Mageecelebrated its opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.The Lake Elsinore shelter is the only animal shelter inSouthwest County. It can hold about 100 dogs in the outdoor kennel,60 puppies in a puppy trailer and 60 cats.A. No impounded animal shall be redeemed except on payment of all appropriate fees established pursuant to LEMC . No dog or cat which is to be kept or harbored within the corporate limits of the City of Lake Elsinore shall be released from the shelter unless or until it is duly licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. No unredeemed dog or cat shall be sold if or while the same is suffering from any infectious or communicable disease.Some Lake Elsinore pet owners might be barking the next timethey go to the animal shelter for a license if the City Counciladopts proposed fee increases Tuesday.In 1987, the only animal shelter in southwest Riverside County was operated by the city of Lake Elsinore. There were two kennels on site-- one housing the female dogs/puppies and the other housing the male dogs/puppies. There were two rabbit hutches; one housing the female cats/kittens and the other housing the male cats/kittens. The shelter was not open to the public for adoptions. Daily, a code enforcement officer went to the shelter to clean and feed the animals. Once a week the animals were driven to Riverside and euthanized.