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News ImageJune 1, 2017  SUMMER TRAPPED CAT PROTOCOL BEGINNING JUNE 1ST

During June 1-August 31, OC Animal Care will not pick up trapped cats except when the cat is injured, sick, has been involved in a bite or there are other special circumstances.

The intent of the summer protocol is to limit the number of feral cats sitting in traps during the hot summer months. We encourage citizens to focus trapping efforts during the cooler months of the year. Thank you OC citizens for your cooperation!

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News ImageJune 29, 2017  4th of July Safety for your Pets!As the 4th of July rapidly approaches, OC Animal Care would like to remind our community pet owners about some safety tips to keep in mind during this holiday. Loud noises from fireworks and other celebrations can cause our pets to become very frightened and lose control. It is important to pay extra attention to the safety and comfort of their pets before, during and after any 4th of July celebrations.

In the event your pet does manage to escape, check your animal care center and the shelters in the surrounding areas. Remember your pet was frightened and may have fled beyond its normal, familiar territory.

July 5th is the busiest day of the year at animal shelters nationwide and we want to ensure that your furry friends do not become a statistic.

Share this information to help pets in your area! ( View PDF )

News ImageJune 28, 2017  Summer Pool Safety Tips for You & Your Dog!As the weather warms up, its time to cool off in the swimming pool. Backyard pools provide lots of family fun and entertainment. However, they also come with their share of hazards for our pets.

1. Teach your Dog to Swim
-In addition to teaching your dog to swim, make sure they know how to get OUT of the pool. If you need to, enlist the help of a dog trainer. They can handle your dog’s fear of water and teach him/her swimming basics.

2. Buy a Dog Life Vest
-Life vests are great for dogs that will never be great swimmers. Vests provide extra safety so that your dog can stay afloat and remain highly visible. Even with a life vest NEVER leave your dog unattended.

3. Learn Dog CPR
-Being able to properly administer artificial respiration and CPR on a dog is vital in any pet emergency .

4. Fence Your Pool
-A pool fence/enclosure is a great option if you have a dog that spends most of his/her time in the backyard. There are fencing options that keep your pool looking spectacular and your pets safe.

5. Have Fresh Water Available for your Dog
-Do not let your dog drink the pool water, have fresh water available to keep your dog hydrated. After your dog is done swimming rinse him/her off with fresh water. This removes chlorine and other chemicals that can be unpleasant and harmful. ( View PDF )

July 4, 2017
All Day EventSHELTER CLOSEDOC Animal Care will be closed on July 4th in observance of the holiday. We will reopen on July 5th for our regular business hours.
July 11, 2017
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.
July 26, 2017
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:
Conference Room Grand A/B
1300 S. Grand Ave, Building B
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Committee Information:
714-935-6848 or 949-249-5160
August 1, 2017
7:00 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 5, 2017
7:00 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.