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News ImageFebruary 9, 2018  Officer Ramirez Rescues Injured Red-Tailed HawkOn Tuesday, February 6th, Animal Control Officer Ramirez rescued an injured Red-Tailed Hawk at Carbon Canyon Regional Park. The injured bird was laying on its side unable to fly, and was later transferred to an avian specialist. Great job Officer Ramirez!

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News ImageFebruary 7, 2018  Congratulations to our January Volunteer of the Month, Barbara!We would like to congratulate Barbara as our January volunteer of the month. Barbara has long been a well-loved fixture at OC Animal Care, assisting with rescue pets and the shelter intervention program as well as extraordinary networking of animals in need to adoption partners. Just a few months ago Barbara decided to branch out and become a volunteer as well at OC Animal Care and specifically in our Greeting assignment. Our Greeters are such an important part of our shelter experience for visitors, and we are so lucky to have Barbara’s smiling face up front to say hello to community members and guide them where they need to go. Despite her busy schedule Barbara has already donated nearly 40 hours to making the shelter experience better for everyone! Let’s all congratulate Barbara as Volunteer of the Month for her extraordinary service to our shelter pets and community! Thank you Barbara!

News ImageFebruary 1, 2018  103 Cats Re-released in January!During the month of January, Cats in Need Yorba Linda re-released 103 feral cats through our SNR (Spay-Neuter-Release) Program. We Spay/Neuter, vaccinate, microchip and notch our community cats’ ears, and release them back into the environment/neighborhood they were originally brought in from through the nonprofit group we work with.

Cats in Need Yorba Linda could use your help! If you are interested in being a part of this program for local feral kitties, please contact Cats in Need Yorba Linda at (714) 998-6360.

News ImageJanuary 30, 2018  OC Animal Care's Animal Control Team Works With Local Fire Department to Make an Incredible RescueOn Saturday, January 13th, Sergeant Detki and Officer Staveley responded to a loose dog that was scared and being evasive. The dog ended up running underneath a very low to the ground sedan and couldn’t get out from underneath it. Anytime the officers tried to help him, he would panic and crawl more into the wheel well. Fire Department was called out to assist and using air bags, the Firemen were able to jack up the vehicle and the dog was safely removed without injury. This little guy, now known as Ink, has joined the shelter’s TLC program. Through this program, trained and experienced volunteers work with dogs to help them break out of their shell. When Ink came into the shelter, he was very fearful, overwhelmed and would not walk on the leash. Some extra TLC has really made a difference! Ink is doing better on the leash each day, loves to give lots of kisses and enjoys getting cuddles from you. We can’t thank all of the amazing people who have helped Ink along the way. You have made such a difference in his life!

Click Here to watch Ink's special video!

News ImageJanuary 20, 2018  January is Walk Your Pet Month!Follow these helpful tips to stay safe and happy while walking your pet:

1. Leash and Harness
-For everyone's safety, always walk your animal on a leash and make sure they are wearing a collar that suits them. There are a variety of different harnesses and collars that would be appropriate for your pet depending on their size and breed. Choose a leash and collar that is appropriate for your animal with the help of your trainer or vet.

2. Be Prepared
-You should always be prepared and bring waste bags to clean up after your pet. Cleaning up your pet’s messes keeps the surrounding community clean and residents happy.
-Teach your pets proper street manners and walking etiquette.
On long walks you should always bring water and a water bowl to keep your pet hydrated.
-Adjust your animals walking needs to the weather conditions for that day.
-Change your walking distance to what’s appropriate for your animal’s fitness level.
-On longer walks, be prepared by bringing an animal first aid kit.

3. Have Fun!
-Let your animal have fun and explore! Enjoy this time to bond and really learn about their unique and individual personalities. Always encourage your pets and don’t rush through these simple moments. Your pet will love and appreciate this special time together! ( View PDF )

February 18, 2018
All Day EventFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit MonthFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month at OC Animal Care! All bunnies adopted during that month will receive a Free Spay/Neuter and microchip with Rabbit Adoptions. Hop on down and find some bunny to love!
February 19, 2018
All Day EventShelter ClosedOC Animal Care is closed today in observance of President's Day. We will reopen tomorrow for our regular business hours from 11 am to 5 pm. Thank you.
February 20, 2018
All Day EventFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit MonthFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month at OC Animal Care! All bunnies adopted during that month will receive a Free Spay/Neuter and microchip with Rabbit Adoptions. Hop on down and find some bunny to love!
February 21, 2018
All Day EventFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit MonthFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month at OC Animal Care! All bunnies adopted during that month will receive a Free Spay/Neuter and microchip with Rabbit Adoptions. Hop on down and find some bunny to love!
February 22, 2018
All Day EventFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit MonthFebruary is Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month at OC Animal Care! All bunnies adopted during that month will receive a Free Spay/Neuter and microchip with Rabbit Adoptions. Hop on down and find some bunny to love!