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News ImageJuly 18, 2018  PRESS RELEASE: Free Adoptions Continue for Animals Available longer than 7 Days

Due to an abundance of dogs, cats and other animals, OC Animal Care will immediately begin waiving fees for animals available for adoption longer than seven days.

The waiver includes all regular adoption fees with the exception of a $27 charge for rabies licensing. The waiver will remain in effect through August 4 or until OC Animal Care capacity level dips below 60 percent.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the Fee Waiver Resolution in 2016, which calls to forego regular adoption costs when shelter capacity reaches above 80 percent. The resolution also applies when the shelter is expecting to see a sharp increase in numbers, such as the increase seen during the Fourth of July holiday.

OC Animal Care has been having a busy kitten season as well and has seen an increase in overall intake numbers since moving into its new facility in Tustin. Numbers have hovered around an 80 percent capacity and have now reached over 90 percent.

OC Animal Care is also encouraging animal lovers to temporarily foster a shelter pet. OC Animal Care has successfully fostered over 3500 animals and this is a great opportunity to save lives and give a little personal time and attention to these animals before they make their adoption debut!


News ImageJuly 4, 2018  Extreme Heat Warning & How to Keep Your Pets Safe!

There is an extreme heat warning in Orange County until Saturday, July 7th at 9 pm. Temperatures are expected to reach over 100 degrees and it's important for pet owners to be aware of how to keep your pet safe from the heat!

Click the links below for hot weather tips on how to keep your pet safe and healthy as well as what to do if you see any signs of heat stroke with them!


News ImageJune 23, 2018  Low-Cost Dog and Cat Vaccine Clinic at Boysen ParkHEART in partnership with the City of Anaheim is hosting a low-cost dog and cat vaccine clinic at Boysen park (951 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA) from 6-8 p.m.

Please see the flyer for additional information. Visit www.Heart4Pets.org for additional low-cost clinic dates. ( View PDF )

News ImageJune 19, 2018  PanLeuk - How Can You Help?We have an important update about a situation in the shelter.

We have identified the presence of panleukopenia and are immediately taking steps to contain the spread of this virus. Panleukopenia is a relatively common disease which can have serious consequences for unvaccinated and immune-immature cats and kittens. While panleukopenia is not unexpected in shelters this time of year, it is nonetheless concerning and we are taking the situation seriously.

We are taking a shelter-wide approach and implementing deep care and cleaning protocols with both staff and volunteers. Additionally we are limiting access to cats to in-kennel visits, and we are administering booster immunizations to all shelter cats. While dangerous to unvaccinated cats, there is no risk to the public visiting the shelter. Regardless, we continue to promote hand sanitization of all visitors as they enter and exit each cat area.

News ImageJune 19, 2018  OC Animal Care Attends Truck Adventures!On Saturday, June 16, OC Animal Care attended the 2018 Truck Adventures at the OC Fair Grounds and the event was a huge success! We would like to give a special thank you to the hard work and dedication from our awesome Animal Control Officer team! Sergeant Alexandra Su and Animal Control Officers Edwin Espino, Adrianna Franco and Jessica Suggett had a great time meeting families in the community and showing them how OC Animal Care helps animals in need. Kids had a blast checking out the trucks, wrangling snakes, catching alligators and fishing for ducks!

OC Animal Care loves reaching out and being a resource for the community that they serve. Attending events such as the Truck Adventures helps staff reach out and connect with the public. If you are interested in having OC Animal Care come out to a community event, please call (714)796-6426.

July 25, 2018
11:30 AMOC Animal Care Community Outreach Commitee MeetingSupports Animal Care Services in achieving the vision and goals of the organization and fosters community input and support in animal care related issues.

Date:
First month of each Quarter (January, April, July and October) on the fourth Wednesday.

Time:
11:30 AM

Place:
OC Animal Care
Learning & Training Center Room 100
1630 Victory Road
Tustin, CA 92782

Committee Information:
714-935-6848 or 949-249-5160 Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
July 28, 2018
8:00 AMPup Cup 5k RacePastime with Purpose is holding it's 2nd annual Pup Cup and we want you AND your dog to join us for this 5k-9 at the beautiful Bolsa Chica State Beach in Orange County.

Stop by OC Animal Care's booth and visit all of the dogs we will have available for adoption.

For more information visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/HuntingtonBeach/PupCup5K9OrangeCounty2018
July 31, 2018
6:00 PMLow-Cost Dog & Cat Vaccine ClinicHEART in partnership with the City of Anaheim is hosting a low-cost dog and cat vaccine clinic at Boysen park (951 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA) from 6-8 p.m.

Please see the flyer for additional information. Visit www.Heart4Pets.org for additional low-cost clinic dates.
August 7, 2018
6:30 PMLow-Cost Vaccine & Microchip ClinicStop by OC Animal Care and update your pet's vaccines or get a microchip during our monthly Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip clinic. Our Low-Cost Clinic advises customers if their animal is ill, they need to take it to their own veterinarian for exam.
September 4, 2018
6:30 PMLow-Cost Vaccine & Microchip ClinicStop by OC Animal Care and update your pet's vaccines or get a microchip during our monthly Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip clinic. Our Low-Cost Clinic advises customers if their animal is ill, they need to take it to their own veterinarian for exam.