March 16, 2020 Update:
For the past several weeks, the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center has monitored the development of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and shared with you the recommendations and updates of local and state public health agencies. Today the California Governor officially declared that gatherings of 50+ people should be cancelled.
At the Pet Adoption Center, the health and safety of our Walk with the Animals participants, supporters, donors, volunteers and staff is a top priority and we do not want to put any of you, your organizations, your businesses or your families at risk. For these reasons, Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center is proactively protecting this important community and concluding that we must postpone this year’s Walk with the Animals scheduled for March 28, 2020 at Fairmount Park in Riverside.
We recognize that this decision creates disruption, but our concern for your safety overrides what we know are economic impacts for all of us. We thank you for your support and trust you understand it was not an easy decision but feel it is absolutely the right thing to do.
So we have decided to go virtual!