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News ImageAugust 16, 2018  A Statement from OC Animal Care's New Director Mike Kaviani

For those that I haven't met yet (and let's be honest, that's almost all of you since I haven't even officially started yet!), my name is Mike Kaviani, and as of tomorrow, August 17, I am the new Director of OC Animal Care.

Like so many of you, when I learned of the tragic death of the dog Valerie, and the horrifying reports of abuse, I felt sickened. In the subsequent days, I've felt anger and frustration. Now that we've learned the abuse was not true, it feels like a roller coaster of reactions. In the wake of this event, I want to channel these emotions into something productive, which is a process I've seen many in our animal-loving community go through as I've read the heartfelt messages across social media. I want us to still honor Valerie's memory.

Please click Read More to view the rest of the statement from the new OC Animal Care Director Mike Kaviani

News ImageAugust 9, 2018  Update Regarding a Dog who was Adopted from OC Animal CareOC Animal Care staff is aware of a situation with a dog, “Valerie,” recently adopted from our shelter. Our staff and volunteers are deeply saddened to learn of her passing and the alleged circumstances involving her death. Valerie was with us for three months and was loved by many.

Although this incident occurred outside of our jurisdiction and we are not the investigating agency, we are working with the local authorities in Los Angeles regarding this case. OC Animal Care is providing them all the information we have about Valerie and will continue to assist in their ongoing investigation.

The OC Animal Care shelter does not discriminate against those wishing to adopt unless they are suspected of or have been convicted of animal offenses. We utilize information about investigations from our own animal control as well as other law enforcement agencies to make this determination. We take the safety of all animals in our care seriously and, as a result of the circumstances surrounding Valerie’s death, the individual who adopted Valerie is now ineligible for future adoptions at our shelter.

If you have any additional information regarding this case, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Animal Cruelty Task Force at 213-486-0450.

News ImageAugust 8, 2018  HOLY FIRE UPDATE

OC RESIDENTS:

There is a mandatory evacuation for the El Cariso community off Ortega Highway. Please click Read More for more information regarding resources for evacuated pets.

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!


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.
October 2, 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.
November 6, 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.
December 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.
January 1, 2019
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.