(951) 688-4340
6165 Industrial Ave, Riverside

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

What shelter-in-place means for animal shelters.

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center will be open from 10am – 4pm by appointment only. To schedule an appointment to adopt an animal, please email .

We will continue to provide the following services to our community:

  • The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s Pet Food Assistance Program feeds 100’s of dogs and cats each month in coordination with different partner organizations throughout the community.  Our Pet Food Assistance Program is also available to anyone who is experiencing financial hardship and might need a little help providing food for their beloved pet(s). We coordinate individual pet food packaging and delivery to those in need and in these times that includes pet owners who are struggling with the loss of employment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Food can be picked up from the Center Thursday – Saturday from 10am – 1pm.
  • Owner relinquishments of puppies and kittens under 8 weeks of age by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment please fill out the form on our website
  • Fostering animals is especially critical right now, since we anticipate fewer people will be coming in to adopt pets amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Thanks to our incredible volunteers, we do not currently need fosters, but that may change in the coming days. If you would like to help us be prepared for that eventuality, you can sign up here.

The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center promotes responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals by providing educational programs to school children, scout troops, and community and service organizations, as well as at a variety of community events.

What is Humane Education?

 IMAGINE....

…a generation with the passion and skills to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, successfully and joyfully.  if each of us was prepared for our unique role in creating a better world from the time we were born.…if making humane choices were part of every aspect of our lives. IMAGINE the world we would create. Humane education is the key to creating such a world.  Humane education not only instills the desire and capacity to live with compassion, integrity, and wisdom but also provides the knowledge and tools to put our values into action in meaningful, far-reaching ways.  Humane education enables us to find solutions that work for all by approaching human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection as interconnected and integral dimensions of a healthy, just society.

We have a variety of programs available for children and are hard at work developing even more. 

You may be interested in participating in:

Scout Programs (coming soon!)


Activities at Home

As we practice physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many are home with kids desperately seeking something to do that’s meaningful and empowering. Humane education activities can fit that need. Our humane education department is hard at work providing kids with fun activiites. 

Check back each week for a new activity suggestion to do at home! Use the hashtag #AnimalLearningFromHome and tag @msrpac to share your participation.

 

For more information on our Humane Education Programs please contact our Community Education Coordinator or call 951-688-4340 extension 317