On Tuesday, June 25, 2024, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted to support changes to the County Code to acknowledge the unique needs of community cats. This groundbreaking initiative is aimed at improving the welfare of community cats through sterilization and vaccination efforts by the County Department of Public Health (DPH).

Residents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments, at no cost, with DPH veterinary contractors or mobile veterinary units. These appointments will facilitate the sterilization and vaccination of community cats, after which the cats will be returned to their outdoor habitats rather than being held in shelters.