July 3, 2020
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 in Southern California
OC Animal Care is aware of the recent outbreak of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) in the southwestern U.S. This virus is highly contagious among rabbits and causes sudden death. It is not contagious to people. RHDV2 has been confirmed to be found in at least one wild rabbit in Orange County.
OC Animal Care is actively monitoring the outbreak and reviewing processes to prevent the spread of RHDV2. There are no additional restrictions at this time, but all rabbit owners are encouraged to use the resources linked below to implement safety processes to keep their rabbits safe.
June 3, 2020
OC Animal Care to Host the Family Fur-st Pet Food PantryTUSTIN, Calif. (June 3, 2020) – OC Animal Care will be kicking off the Family Fur-st Drive Thru Pet Pantry to support Orange County families in need of pet food. The Family Fur-st Pet Food Pantry events will take place on the second Saturday of every month while food is available, and the need is still present in the community.
In collaboration with the Animal Assistance League of Orange County, SoCal Animal Rescue Team, and The Shamrock Rescue Foundation, the first event will take place on Saturday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the OC Animal Care facility located at 1630 Victory Road in Tustin.
“This event will provide a helping hand to families with pets who are experiencing financial strain during these challenging times,” said Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District Supervisor. Pet owners will get a bag of food for their dog, cat, or rabbit while supplies last.
“The financial burden suffered by many people because of COVID-19 has made it very difficult for people to feed and provide for their pets,” said Vice Chairman Andrew Do, First District Supervisor. “The goal of the drive-thru pantry is to support Orange County residents and make it easier for them to hopefully keep their pets and not give them up for financial reasons.” The event will follow public health recommendations and allow attendees to remain in their vehicle while volunteers load the food. Families are asked to leave their pets at home to make this event run as efficiently as possible. (
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May 8, 2020
Guidelines to Follow for Your Adoption AppointmentWe want to provide you with the safest and best service possible. Please read and follow these guidelines while at OC Animal Care to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Practice social distancing. Maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people.
Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after you interact with any OC Animal Care staff, volunteers or pets.
OC Animal Care is following the guidelines of the OC Health Care Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We strongly encourage those who are experiencing symptoms, have knowingly been exposed, or are considered high-risk at contracting COVID-19 to postpone any adoptions at this time. Please alert staff if you are experiencing any symptoms.
We recommend you wear a mask when entering our facility per CDC guidelines.
Thank you for your cooperation. For shelter updates, visit www.ocpetinfo.com. For information about COVID-19 in Orange County visit www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus.
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