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News ImageSeptember 19, 2018  OC Animal Care Seeks Public Help for Severely Injured PugOC Animal Care is asking the community for donations to aid an injured dog in its care. On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Orange County Animal Control officers recovered an approximately 18-month-old female Pug in the city of Fullerton. The dog was abandoned in a box with devastating trauma leaving her with half of both hind legs. An investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this case is asked to contact OC Animal Care at (714) 796-6460.

OC Animal Care is committed to providing this precious Pug with every opportunity to live a long and happy life. OC Animal Care staff have named her "Mila", short for milagro, which means "miracle" in Spanish. She has a long road to recovery, but with the generosity of our community we have the oppo1tunity to ensure Mila heals from her injuries both physically and emotionally and is given the chance to find the loving home she deserves.

Please DONATE today to our Medical Pets fund through Noble Friends
Foundation for OC Animal Care at: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=7489c0. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to Mila's care and any additional funds will be used for animals in need of medical rehabilitation in the future.

OC Animal Care thanks you for supporting our life saving efforts and we will be sending out updates on Mila's progress and all along her journey to recovery. ( View PDF )

News ImageSeptember 21, 2018  Sgt. Onkka Rescues Raccoons!Sgt. Onkka responded to a call about two raccoons that were stuck in a dumpster. Did you know that raccoons often dumpster dive for food and are unable to get out? Propping a piece of wood against the dumster wall and walking away can help trapped raccoons climb out and find their way home. Thanks Sgt. Onkka for helping these raccoons return home safely!

Remember never try to touch or pet a racoon or any wildlife you may see. To learn more about willife in orange County, visit http://www.ocpetinfo.com/services/wildlife.

Click Here to watch the Rescue Video!

News ImageSeptember 19, 2018  Press Release: Orange County Animal Care Receives $100K "Kitten Grant" from Best Friends Animal SocietyKittens. They're cute, they're cuddly, and when they're under 8 weeks old, kittens are the highest risk population at shelters in Southern California and across the country.

To help save more kittens at Orange County Animal Care, Best Friends Animal Society presented the organization with a $100,000 "Save Them All" kitten grant on Saturday, Sept. 15. In attendance as guest speakers were Chairman Andrew Do, Orange County Board of Supervisors 1st District and Todd Spitzer, Supervisor 3rd District.

"We have had a lot of improvements and good results in the last five years and were able to increase the save rate for adult cats from 40 percent to 70 percent. With this $100,000 grant for kittens and our new shelter Director Mike Kaviani, I believe we will be able to take the good work we do to a whole other level," said Chairman Andrew Do.

The grant will decrease kitten euthanasia by 15% in its first year by expanding foster programs, especially for "bottle baby" kittens under 4 weeks old, and providing resources for supplies, medical care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchips for kittens in the foster program. Through collaboration with the non-profit organization OC Shelter Partners and founder Liz Hueg, community events such as a "kitten shower" were held to teach interested volunteers about the care and feeding of bottle feeders.
News ImageSeptember 13, 2018  You're Invited! Grant Ceremony at OC Animal Care!We are so excited to invite you to join us this Saturday, September 15th to celebrate a new life saving opportunity for OC Animal Care.

Orange County Animal Care is to receive the $100K “Save Them All” grant from Best Friends Animal Society to help save more kittens. Please join us after the ceremony at 11 a.m. for kitten fostering orientations, bottle-feeding demonstrations and more!

Please see the attachment for the exciting details. Thank you! ( View PDF )

News ImageSeptember 12, 2018  OC Animal Care Hosts Rabies Awareness EventOn September 4, the OC Animal Care Rabies Control Program held its 4th annual Rabies Awareness Event. This event is held each year in observance of World Rabies Day, which began as a way to increase community awareness of the disease and its prevention. World Rabies Day is observed on September 28 of each year, the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur who, with the collaboration of his colleagues, developed the first efficacious rabies vaccine.

We would like to thank Noble Friends Foundation for providing the funding necessary to make this event a success. Noble Friends Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to provide support to OC Animal Care and shelter pets. With their assistance, 52 dogs and cats received free or discounted rabies vaccinations. In addition to providing rabies vaccinations, Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control attended to help educate attendees on the importance of mosquito abatement. Tustin Legacy Animal Hospital was on hand to introduce their newly constructed veterinary facility and distribute information on the services they provide. Lastly, OC Animal Care provided emergency preparedness information for pets, including pet evacuation kit handouts, watertight go bags, and collapsible bowls to help pet owners start the planning process.

While the United States generally no longer experiences some of the challenges other countries might with respect to rabies control, it is important for the community to know that rabies is still found in Orange County. Due in large part to readily available vaccines and strict surveillance efforts, it has been decades since rabies was last found in a domestic dog or cat. However, Orange County does see rabies in wildlife, particularly bats. To date in 2018, there have been 7 rabid bats found in Orange County. If you encounter a wild animal that appears to be ill or acting abnormally, please contact your local animal control agency for assistance.

September 29, 2018
10:00 AMCareer Expo and Open HouseLearn more about the endless possibilities with working for the County of Orange at the Career Expo and Open House! This free family fun event will take place at Irvine Ranch Historic Park (13042 Old Myford Rd, Irvine CA 92602). We'll have information about how to get started at OC Animal Care as well as adorable kittens promoting our foster program! We hope to see you there!
September 29, 2018
10:30 AMPose for PawsStop by and visit OC Animal Care at Haus of Show's Pose for Paws event at Pacific City in Huntington Beach! We will have adorable dogs available for adoption and kittens available to foster! We hope to see you there. Please see the flyer for more details.
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.