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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 )

News ImageJanuary 19, 2018  National Weather Service Anticipates Cold Temperatures this Weekend!The National Weather Service is anticipating a cold temperatures throughout the weekend. Checkout these tips below to keep you pets warm and cozy!

•Like people, pets’ cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. Be aware of your pet’s tolerance for cold weather and adjust accordingly.

• Shorten your dog’s walks in very cold weather, and be aware of arthritic and elderly pets who may have difficulty walking. Long-haired or thick-coated dogs tend to be more cold-tolerant, but are still at risk in cold weather. Short haired pets feel the cold faster because they have less protection, and short-legged pets may become cold faster because they are closer to the cold ground. Pets with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, or hormonal imbalances (such as Cushing’s disease) may have a harder time regulating their body temperature, and may be more susceptible to problems from temperature extremes. If you need help determining your pet’s temperature limits, consult your veterinarian.

• Pets change their location based on their need for more or less warmth. Give them some safe options to allow them to vary their sleeping place. If your dog has a short coat or seems bothered by the cold weather, consider a sweater or dog coat.

• Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside. Longer-haired and thick-coated dog breeds, such as huskies and other dogs bred for colder climates, are more tolerant of cold weather; but no pet should be left outside for long periods of time in extreme cold weather. ( View PDF )
News ImageJanuary 4, 2018  Owl Rescued by Officer Vosburg!On Wednesday, December 27th, Animal Control Officer Vosburg responded to pick up a screeching owl from a good Samaritan who was holding onto it. Upon arrival, Officer Vosburg learned the owl had fallen from a tree while it was being trimmed. The owl was taken to a rehabilitator and the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife was notified. Thank you for all of your hard work Officer Vosburg!

To learn more about the various wildlife in Orange County, visit: http://www.ocpetinfo.com/services/wildlife

News ImageJanuary 3, 2018  New Shelter Update!The latest drone footage of the new shelter is up! Checkout all of the progress that's been made. This is going to be a very exciting year for OC Animal Care!

Click here to watch!

News ImageJanuary 2, 2018  Cats in Need Yorba Linda Re-released 91 cats in December!Cats in Need Yorba Linda Re-released 91 cats in December through our SNR (Spay-Neuter-Release) Program! This brought the feral release totals for 2017 to a whopping 1,302 cats! We can't thank Cats in Need Yorba Linda, staff and volunteers for helping make this possible!

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.

This lifesaving rescue group is always looking for people who can help and make a difference with Orange County's community cats! 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.

January 24, 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:
Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic
2nd Floor
12750 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, California 92843

Committee Information:
714-935-6848 or 949-249-5160 Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
February 6, 2018
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.
March 6, 2018
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.
April 3, 2018
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.
May 1, 2018
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.