The Best 10 Animal Shelters for 2017 in Fresno County, CA - Yelp

The stray and abandoned dogs are still at the temporary Fresno County Animal Shelter. (KFSN)
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The purpose of "Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno" is to rescue abandoned, homeless and neglected Labrador Retrievers. To end suffering and promote the welfare of Labradors through direct action and education of responsible pet ownership. To supply love, human companionship, shelter, food, medical care and spay-neuter services through local veterinarians until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home.
It's shaping up to be another long hot summer at Fresno County's animal shelter. (KFSN)
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By comparison, the – which provides animal control for the city of Fresno – euthanized about 65 percent of roughly 23,000 animals that entered the shelter in the year ending June 30, 2015, the most recent data available. At the Animal Compassion Team’s south Fresno shelter dogs bark and jump in a pen.
Photo provided by FlickrShe said many residents who use the animal shelter are in county islands near Fresno and Clovis and just beyond the city limits of both cities.
Photo provided by FlickrAbout 8,000 dogs have gone through Fresno County's temporary animal shelter over the past two years. (KFSN)
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residents of Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties. Click for details!Each year shelters receive six to eight million unwanted and stray animals and one animal is put down every eight seconds.In 1992, the Valley Animal Center’s predecessor, the California Feline Foundation, was founded in Downtown Fresno as a no-kill shelter for cats.Local rescue organizations brought more than 100 animals to Fresno to board the Rescue Express Bus. It's a group that saves animals from overwhelmed shelters in California and transports them for free to rescues in the northwest that have room.Fresno County officials are considering whether to move their animal shelter to a new location since plans to expand at the existing site near downtown Fresno have ground to a halt.Due to the overabundance of animals facing euthanasia, it is very rare that we have available space to accept pets directly. However, on a given day, if we have enough adoptions, we may be able to accept animals. We encourage you to check with our shelter frequently for an update on the status of our available space.Fresno Humane Animal Services has its shelter at the former Fresno County morgue, but death has taken a holiday for most animals since the agency took over the county’s animal control contract a year ago.County Administrative Officer John Navarrette said supervisors have told him to expand the number of properties for a potential animal shelter site since the Teilman site doesn’t have a willing seller, and to consider price, freeway access and existing zoning.Of the 5,556 dogs and cats that came through the shelter, 768 were euthanized. About 3,000 were euthanized the previous year under different contractors, according to Fresno County figures. The shelter brought in nearly 5,000 dogs in the past year. Cats are accepted in limited numbers – 600 last year – and many are trapped, sterilized and released back to where they were found.