Critter Camp is Back!!!

Camp will be held from July 20th – 24th, 2015 from 8:30am – 12:30pm

Critter Camp is a hands-on experience that will raise students’ awareness and knowledge of animals and the environment. During the camp, students will engage in subject areas of science, language arts, social science, mathematics, health, physical education, art, and music. In the exciting world of Critter Camp, the campers will experience: the wonderful world of bugs, marsupials, therapy and service animals; the difference between wild and tame animals; cartooning and “make and take” animal art activities.

This week will be PACKED full of adventure! Kristen, from Lucky Bunny Rabbit Rescue, a satellite of San Diego House Rabbit Society will be bringing in Bartok, a partially paralyzed therapy rabbit and Squirrel, a sweet little bunny that was abandoned at the Coachella Valley shelter, but despite all of that loves to cuddle and give kisses; a testament to how forgiving animals can be. Representatives from Sam J. Racadio (Highland Public Library) will be bringing: an Iguana, Bearded Dragon, Ball Python, Chameleon, Chinchilla, and Rabbits. Officers Ashbaker and Padilla will be bringing in Lucky, the three legged dog that was confiscated from his owners and Crash, the kitten that was rescued off the 215 freeway! Courtney, from Inland Empire Pet Partners will be bringing in Monkey, a therapy cat. Pearle, a retired teacher from Belvedere Elementary, will be introducing us to Daisy, a giraffe that lived in a home while Darlene Douthit, a local cartoonist, will be designing rabbits with the students. Generation Now, a group of committed students wishing to make a positive difference in San Bernardino, will be with us to create huge positively painted paw prints on the sidewalk in back of the Humane Society and Dr Susan Finsen will be attending with her chickens and birds. To end the week, on Friday representatives from Home Depot (from 40th Street in San Bernardino) will be teaching the campers how to build a planter/flower pot.

How to Enroll in Critter Camp

Come by the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley at 374 West Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA., 92408 to fill out a registration forms or you can click and print the application below and then fax, mail or email the forms! CLICK HERE to Print our Application
Registration for the week is $25.00 and includes a snack for the student. If you would like to pay in advance, you can do so by using the PayPal link provided below. Please be sure to add your child’s name in the “add special instructions to seller” area.

You will receive a confirmation letter stating that you child has been enrolled after receiving your application. We look forward to seeing you at Critter Camp!

Want to help send a student to Critter Camp? Enrollment is only $25 for the week! Please use the Paypal link above and be sure to add a note saying “Sponsorship” in the “Special instructions to the seller” area.

Here is our Critter Camp Wish List:
Pipe cleaners, small wiggly eyes, brown, white, black and/or orange yarn, plastic spoons & forks, 3oz. cups, plates, clipboards
Gift cards: so that we may purchase items for snack or art projects
Tent for our “Campers”: 3-4 man or 4-5 man pop-up tents; loaned or purchased

10 Buckets, any color
Students will all have a “Bucket” at their table and will be practicing how to be a “Bucket Filler” by writing “Bucket Filling” positive notes to one another.

15 Large Pizza Boxes
When buying a pizza please ask the company if they can donate a large pizza box(es) or if you can purchase an extra pizza box to donated to Critter Camp! Students will be using this table-top easel as their camp counselors teach lessons on recycling and creativity!

For more information or to leave a message, you may reach Lynn Hildebrand, Humane Education Teacher, at (909) 380-7844. Please speak your name and telephone number slowly and clearly. You may also email her at:

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California Pet Lover’s License Plate

Pre-orders are being taken for the new California Pet Lover’s License Plate designed by actor/artist Pierce Brosnan and sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Board.

This fun and colorful plate will not only jazz up your car—it will also help reduce the number of homeless pets in California!

Proceeds from sales of the license plate will go toward funding for free or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries throughout the state, and the plates themselves are a great way to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering while you’re on the go.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles won’t begin production of these plates until it has received 7,500 orders—so far, approximately 3,850 orders have been received. Please consider purchasing a set (or two!) today and do your part to end pet overpopulation and the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy cats and dogs.

Visit to learn more, see how you can help spread the word, and order your own Pet Lover’s License Plates.

Thank you for your continued support of the ASPCA and California’s animals.

Cook up something special!

Reci-PAWS cookbooks are on sale now! Reci-PAWS is filled with recipes from our staff and volunteers for people and their pets! Order online or come pick one up at the HSSBV office.

Order your Reci-PAWS cookbook today!

Proceeds from the sale of Reci-PAWS cookbooks will benefit the programs at HSSBV

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The HSSBV mission statement is 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. In order to support these efforts on a local level, donations can be made directly to the HSSBV.

The HSSBV does not receive any funding from government/city/county agencies or any national animal organization. All of our funding is received through private donations, fundraising efforts and grants.

We are now taking appointments for all of our services including vaccines and vet exams. Limited walk-ins are also available. To schedule appointments please call (909) 386-1400.