view archive »

News & Announcements

News ImageDecember 1, 2016  Congratulations MJ, Our November Volunteer of the Month!MJ is our OC Animal Care volunteer of the month for November! MJ found his passion for grooming dogs several years ago and truly loves being able to help animals in need. MJ has become a huge part of our program in the few months he has been with us, tackling some of the most needy shelter pets for dramatic grooming makeovers. MJ’s gentle touch helps our dogs feel safe and comfortable on the grooming table and we are so lucky to have MJ be a part of our amazing volunteer grooming group! Thank you MJ for all you do for our shelter pets.

News ImageNovember 18, 2016  Animals for Armed Forces Adoption Event was a Success!This past Veteran's Day Weekend, OC Animal Care had our Animals for Armed Forces Event honoring and thanking our Service Men and Women. We were able to offer free adoptions to active and retired members of our armed forces thanks to the amazing sponsorship we have with the Animals for Armed Forces Foundation. Overall, 70 pets found their furever homes and out of those 10 dogs, 7 cats and 1 other were adopted by a Veteran. We want to thank you for choosing to adopt and thank you for your service! We would also like to thank OC Animal Care staff and volunteers for all of their hard work and dedication!

News ImageNovember 5, 2016  Adoption Fee Waiver Ended: Over 200 Pets were AdoptedOC Animal Shelter successfully adopted 221 pets to forever homes in a two day period (11/3-11/4) during a special adoption fee waiver event, which dropped our shelter capacity below 60%. Accordingly, the fee waiver event has expired per the resolution approved by the Board of Supervisors.
From OC Animal Care Director Jennifer Hawkins, DVM:
We are very thankful for the many folks who came from all around (Riverside, LA, San Diego and Orange counties) to adopt a shelter pet. We also are very appreciative of the help from the media to get the word out and to the OC Board of Supervisors for making this possible. And let’s not forget the staff and volunteers who have been working overtime and extra shifts to help provide care for the many great shelter animals and for stepping it up one more time to process the hundreds of adoptions, totaling 221 animals over the last two days. Bravo!

December 4, 2016
10:00 AMIrvine Animal Care's Home for the Holidays Adoption EventOC Animal Care will be attending Irvine Animal Care's Home for the Holidays adoption event. We will have dogs available for adoption as well as information about our shelter services and programs. In addition to this Irvine Animal Care will have vendors and services for pets and their humans, silent auction and opportunity drawings, low cost microchipping, free vaccination advice, gourmet food trucks and a bake sale!
December 6, 2016
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.
December 10, 2016
11:00 AMPhotos with SantaIts that time of year when Santa Paws makes a special trip to OC Animal Care every Saturday in December (12/3; 12/10; 12/17 & 12/24) until Christmas to take photos with your furry friends from 11am to 3pm. Please note that on 12/24, Santa Photos will be ending at 2p.m. See flyer for details.
December 11, 2016
All Day EventLow Cost Spay and Neuter Mobile ClinicLow cost spay and neutering clinic hosted by OC Animal Care and S.C.V.V.C. High quality spay and neutering services provided on site for dogs and cats. www.scvvc.org
December 17, 2016
11:00 AMPhotos with SantaIts that time of year when Santa Paws makes a special trip to OC Animal Care every Saturday in December (12/3; 12/10; 12/17 & 12/24) until Christmas to take photos with your furry friends from 11am to 3pm. Please note that on 12/24, Santa Photos will be ending at 2p.m. See flyer for details.