The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is celebrating its 50th “Golden Paws” anniversary!

Formed on March 16, 1970 by San Bernardino resident, Joyce Martin (and friends) HSSBV’s mission has been to prevent cruelty and neglect to animals; to educate children and all members of the community about animal welfare issues; and to provide for the health and well-being of animals with an emphasis on spay/neuter to prevent pet over-population. This mission is accomplished by their many programs and services for the community, including the low cost veterinary clinic, humane education program and cruelty investigation program.

In honor of this milestone anniversary we have several special programs and events to celebrate all year long!

The following financial assistance programs will be available for pet owners in our community to take advantage of:

The HSSBV Financial Assistance Program:
Open January through October of 2020 (or until funding lasts), low income pet owners who qualify will receive financial assistance with the medical needs of their pets thanks to a generous $10,000 grant from The Banfield Foundation®. Please visit the “Veterinary service” page for the qualification information and application.

Assistance for Seniors
The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley currently has funding available for Senior Citizens to assist with the cost of veterinary services for the care and treatment of their animals. These funds, made possible by a grant from The Albert and Anna Herdina Memorial Fund at The Community Foundation, Strengthening Inland Southern California through Philanthropy, are open to residents of both the Riverside County, San Bernardino County and the High Dessert who are 66 years of age and older, and who have a maximum income of $1,700 a month for one person.

For more information on any of these programs call 909-386-1400.

The following special events are schedule to celebrate the HSSBV’s 50th Anniversary:

In Clinic Anniversary Celebration- Clients and patients visiting the HSSBV veterinary clinic for appointments on March 16th will receive special giveaways in honor of the 50th Anniversary!

Night at the Reign event- Purchase your tickets from the HSSBV for $17 (saving you up to $18) to attend the Ontario Reign Hockey game at Toyota Arena on Saturday, April 4th. Ontario Reign players will be wearing special 50th Anniversary jerseys, which will be auctioned off following the game!

Walk for the Animals 50th Anniversary event- This FREE event is open to the community to attend at San Manuel Stadium (home of Inland Empire 66ers baseball) on Saturday, May 9th. Attendees are encouraged to create their own fundraising page in support of their laps at the event. There will be vendors, raffles, pet contests, activities, music, food and more!

Golden Paws Gala 50th Anniversary Gala- The Gala will be held on Saturday, September 26th at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in San Bernardino. This night will include dinner, dancing, entertainment, amazing silent auctions/raffles and more. For information on sponsoring this event, donating a raffle prize, or purchasing a table, please contact Jill Henderson at jhenderson@hssbv.org. Individual ticket sale information will be available soon.

Santa Paws Pet Photos & Holiday Boutique- Your pet can meet Santa on Saturday, November 21st! Bring your pet for a photo with Santa, start your holiday shopping early with a variety of vendors and enjoy raffles and our bake sale!

For more information on any of these events, please see our “Events” page