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News ImageFebruary 11, 2019  PRESS RELEASE: 2018 a Historic Year for Dogs and Cats at OC Animal Care

The numbers are in and everyone here at OC Animal Care could not be more grateful for the support from all the partners and community members who helped make 2018 a year of success! Check out the Press Release and infographic linked below to learn more about the impact we were able to achieve together!

https://cms.ocgov.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=86481

https://cms.ocgov.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=86482


News ImageApril 17, 2019  Congratulations, March Volunteer of the Month Celesta!Celesta has been a big part of our cat program for years! She is involved in many aspects of helping our cats, from fostering hissy kittens to sorting donations to socializing our resident cats. She is a pivotal part of our RTF/TNR cat program and we couldn't do it without her!

We are so grateful for all her experience, wisdom and generosity. Thank you Celesta!

News ImageApril 9, 2019  91 Animals Adopted During Spring Fling Birthday Bash!

On Saturday April 6, OC Animal Care celebrated its one-year anniversary of moving into the new facility in Tustin.

Director Mike Kaviani kicked off the event at a small presentation before doors opened for the day. He spoke of the milestones achieved this last year, among those accomplishments, 2,369 lost pets returned to their owners and 5,621 pets who were adopted into loving families.

Early arrivals already in line for adoptions joined in on the fun and helped staff sing “Happy Birthday” to shelter dogs who also got to enjoy their own pup-cakes to celebrate the day. It was a fun family affair complete with food, small and large dog play groups, free pet tags, free* adoptions and free goodie bags for adopters. By the end of the day, 41 Cats, 39 Dogs, 9 rabbits, 2 birds and a snake found themselves in new homes!

OC Animal Care is the largest municipal animal shelter in Orange County. It services 14 cities and takes in over 18,000 animals each year. Last year, the Board of Supervisors approved a strategic plan outlining the progressive programs and policies that will guide OC Animal Care to achieve its vision of a safe and compassionate community for all.

*did not include licensing or microchip


News ImageMarch 27, 2019  Heatherly Lopez Wins the Community Hero Award by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation!OC Animal Care’s staff member, Heatherly Lopez, was presented a Community Hero Award by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation on Sunday, March 10th during the annual shelter night event at Honda Center! SoCal Helpful Honda joined in the fun by awarding Heatherly with a $500 donation of toys, food, blankets, bedding and more for the shelter animals she cares for at work! Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett also came down to Honda Center to support the shelter staff, volunteers and animals. The excitement continued when Heatherly was honored on the ice during the pre-game ceremony.
Heatherly Lopez is a dedicated member of the OC Animal Care team and has worked at the shelter for over 8 years as a Kennel Attendant. Heatherly always steps up to help and animal, staff or volunteers in need. When growing the shelter’s enrichment and community volunteering programs for the public, Heatherly donated all of the pup-sicle trays so each and every dog would be given treats throughout the day. She is also a member of the Animal Adoption Information Task Force which thinks of innovative new ways to share information about our adoptable pets. Heatherly also plays a key role in the shelter’s foster program, and is a guardian overnight foster for our underage bottle kittens who need to be fed every 2-5 hours. Her most recent foster was a medical cat named Artie. She has taken him into her home and has been providing him the much needed medical care for his dental condition. Heatherly is a super star and a key member of OC Animal Care’s shelter family!
OC Animal Care is excited to continue their partnership with the Anaheim Ducks and is looking forward to more events in the future!

News ImageMarch 13, 2019  National Wildlife Week is March 11-15!March 11-15 is National Wildlife Week! Orange County is a beautiful home not only to us and our pets, but to wildlife too. Now that Spring is around the corner, wildlife may be integrating itself into our lives a little more as it is peek breeding season for most of these animals. Here are some tips on how to share our homes with these wildlife animals to help ensure safety for us and our pets, as well as discouraging destructive behavior.

• Cats and small dogs can be easy prey for predators and should be supervised as closely as possible or kept indoors.
• Keep pet food indoors and do not leave food of any kind outside at night. Food left out at night will be taken as a welcome invitation by wildlife, and may prompt a future visit.
• Remove any fruit which has fallen to the ground.
• Store trash in covered, heavy-duty containers.
• Keep yards free from potential shelter such as thick brush and weeds, and enclose the bottoms of porches and decks.
• Eliminate garbage, debris, lumber piles, etc.
• Check fencing and try to eliminate access points to roof tops.
• Change automatic sprinkler settings regularly.


April 20, 2019
9:00 AM• Oak Canyon Nature Center’s annual “ECO-Fun” Faire/Spring FlingCome find us at the Anaheim CommunityServices Eco-Fun Faire/Spring Fling. We will be having a booth on shelter serviceswith handouts and giveaways. We're so excited!
April 24, 2019
11:30 AMOC Animal Care Community Outreach Committee 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
May 4, 2019
9:30 AM• Love ‘em and Leash ‘em Special Event Dog Adoption Event with OC ParksOCAC will be offering informationon shelter services and providing giveaways. Hope to see you there!
May 7, 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.
May 11, 2019
9:30 AMOC Parks Migratory EventWe will be providing an information booth on shelter services and offering giveaways. Hope to see you there!