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News ImageDecember 12, 2018  Phone Lines are Back Up

UPDATE: PHONE LINES ARE BACK UP!

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our phone lines. Our IT department is working on resolving this issue ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For the time being, please contact us on our after hours line at (714)259-1122 with any general inquiries.

If you have questions about pet licensing, please contact us at Acslicensing@occr.ocgov.com

Thank you for your patience!


News ImageDecember 5, 2018  Ringworm FAQHave you been to OC Animal Care lately? If so, you may have noticed a strange smell during your visit. This smell, often described as ‘rotten eggs’ is a result of the treatment currently being used on some of our shelter cats for Ringworm. Pee-yew!

Okay, okay, so we're sorry about this temporary smelliness, but we want you all to know what's going on because to us, this is the smell of lifesaving PROGRESS!

So here's the deal.

Ringworm is not actually a worm but a common fungus very similar to Athletes Foot and staff and volunteers are working hard to treat all cats affected. It's a stinky job, but someone has to do it, and these poor cats (that have nooooo idea there is anything "wrong" with them) will soon be someone's cherished pet.

Despite the fact that Ringworm is a treatable and non-life threatening condition, many shelters across the country still euthanize cats that test positive. Here at OC Animal Care, we are committed to saving lives and giving these cats the chance they deserve to find their forever homes. We thank our community for the support and understanding during these smelly times.

To learn more about Ringworm or how to help, please see our FAQ linked below.
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News ImageNovember 29, 2018  FLASH FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECTUPDATE: FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING. MANDATORY EVACUATIONS AND ROAD CLOSURES WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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FLASH FLOOD WARNING IN WATCH AND MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED FOR RESIDENTS WITHIN TRABUCO CREEK

TRABUCO CANYON, Ca. (November 29, 2018) - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for east central Orange County, indicating flash flooding may begin shortly with a potential for mud and debris flow in the Holy Fire burn area in Trabuco Canyon.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has issued an immediate mandatory evacuation order for residents of Trabuco Creek. Residents of Rose Canyon are under voluntary evacuation warning.

Hard road closures are in effect at Trabuco Canyon Road at Rose Canyon and Trabuco Canyon Road at Robinson Ranch Road.

The Emergency Operations Center hotline has been activated- please call (714) 628-7085.

Be aware that Sheriff’s deputies will NOT be making door-to-door notifications during a flash flood warning.

The US Geological Survey has advised that flash flood level rain is capable of producing catastrophic debris flows that can completely destroy homes and roads. Debris flows can occur without any notice. Do not delay evacuating until the rain becomes severe. Evacuation routes can quickly become impassable due to mud and debris or flooding. ( View PDF )
News ImageNovember 29, 2018  RAIN UPDATEA Flash Flood Watch is still in effect through Friday morning, with periods of heavy rain expected to continue throughout the evening.

The mandatory evacuations and hard road closures will remain in effect until further notice.

News ImageNovember 28, 2018  RAIN UPDATE: FLASH FLOOD WATCHATTENTION ORANGE COUNTY RESIDENTS!

RAIN UPDATE: A Flash Flood Watch – Evacuation Warning (voluntary) remains in effect at this time for the #HolyFire burn area and surrounding locations due to potential flooding and debris flows. OC Animal Care is providing free boarding for OC residents who are evacuated from that area.

-- The voluntary evacuation is for homes located within Trabuco Creek, Rose Canyon and the Mystic Oaks / El Cariso areas.

-- The National Weather Service warns that rain is expected tonight (Wednesday) through Thursday, with the heaviest rainfall expected between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Thursday. Rain is expected to resume late Thursday afternoon through early Friday.

-- To look up your address on the Holy Fire burn area evacuation map, visit www.OCgov.com/emergency

-- For updates and evacuation alerts, sign up now for AlertOC at www.AlertOC.com

-- Any person with disabilities and those with access and/or functional needs requiring assistance should call the OC Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at 714-647-7000.

Stay informed – monitor the following on social media for updates:

#HolyFloodReady
@OrangeCountyEOC
@OCFA_PIO (Twitter)
@ClevelandNF
@OCAnimalCare (for animal shelter assistance)

December 15, 2018
11:00 AMPhoto with Santa at OC Animal CareBring your pet to OC Animal Care for a Photo with Santa! Every Saturday in December until Christmas from 11 am to 3 pm visit jolly St. Nick. All participants receive a festive holiday frame with your pet’s photo and a digital copy to share with friends and family. All donations receive during this event will benefit shelter pets through our Noble Friends Foundation for OC Animal Care.

Please see the flyer for more details.
December 22, 2018
11:00 AMPhoto with Santa at OC Animal CareBring your pet to OC Animal Care for a Photo with Santa! Every Saturday in December until Christmas from 11 am to 3 pm visit jolly St. Nick. All participants receive a festive holiday frame with your pet’s photo and a digital copy to share with friends and family. All donations receive during this event will benefit shelter pets through our Noble Friends Foundation for OC Animal Care.

Please see the flyer for more details.
December 22, 2018
11:00 AMPawliday 2018Bring your pet to OC Animal Care for a Photo with Santa! Every Saturday in December until Christmas from 11 am to 3 pm visit jolly St. Nick. All participants receive a festive holiday frame with your pet’s photo and a digital copy to share with friends and family. All donations receive during this event will benefit shelter pets through our Noble Friends Foundation for OC Animal Care.
January 1, 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.
February 5, 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.