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News ImageSeptember 14, 2016  OC Animal Care will be Closed on September 30th & October 1st

OC Animal Care will be closed on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st to provide shelter staff and volunteers an in-depth, hands-on training program in enrichment for shelter dogs. We recognize that this may be an inconvenience for potential adopters, but feel that it is imperative that our staff and volunteers be provided this educational opportunity to serve our dog residents during their stay at the shelter. OC Animal Care staff will still be available by phone and in person in the Customer Service office to assist with redemption of lost pets, pet licensing and questions about adoptable animals. We will be offering Adoption Partners phone sales during this closure. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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News ImageSeptember 28, 2016  Notice of Earthquake Advisory for areas of Southern California:Following the series of small magnitude earthquakes the California Office of Emergency Services has conferred with the California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (CEPEC) and as a result the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services advises the counties of:
• Imperial
• Kern
• Los Angeles
• Orange
• Riverside
• San Bernardino
• San Diego
• Ventura
that CEPEC believes that stresses associated with this earthquake swarm may increase the probability of a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault to values between 0.03 percent and 1.0 percent of an additional earthquake as large or larger than the September 26 magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurring over the next 7 days, until Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:00am.

Please read the attached Advisory from Cal OES for more information.
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News ImageSeptember 28, 2016  World Rabies Day is September 28thToday is World Rabies Day! This years theme is Educate, Vaccinate and Eliminate. Rabies is still a major concern worldwide, but as a pet owner there are ways you can help! Prevention and education are the keys to keeping you and your family safe from the disease. Listed below are ways to prevent exposure:
1. Vaccinate your pets. Dogs are required to be vaccinated for rabies at 4 months of age. Cats can be vaccinated as early as 8 weeks. The first rabies vaccine is effective for 1 year, then your pet should be re-vaccinated every 3 years.
2. The OC Animal Care Center provides low cost Rabies Clinics on the first Tuesday of each month, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Contact your local veterinarian who may offer low cost vaccination clinics. Low cost clinics may also be available at local pet centers.
3. Teach your children to respect wildlife by keeping a safe distance. Do not feed or provide harborage to wildlife on your property.
4. Report any bite or scratch caused by teeth from a domestic or wild animal to OC Animal Care at 714-796-6421.
5. Report dead, sick or nesting bats immediately to OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848. Do not attempt to confine the animal.
If you have any questions regarding animal bites or rabies contact your local health department or the Orange County Rabies Control Desk at (714) 796-6421 Monday through Friday or 714-935-7158 after 5:30 PM daily and on weekends.

September 30, 2016
All Day EventOC Animal Care will be ClosedOC Animal Care will be closed on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st to provide shelter staff and volunteers an in-depth, hands-on training program in enrichment for shelter dogs. We recognize that this may be an inconvenience for potential adopters, but feel that it is imperative that our staff and volunteers be provided this educational opportunity to serve our dog residents during their stay at the shelter. OC Animal Care staff will still be available by phone and in person in the Customer Service office to assist with redemption of lost pets, pet licensing and questions about adoptable animals. We will be offering Adoption Partners phone sales during this closure. Thank you for your understanding and support.
October 4, 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.
October 9, 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
October 23, 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 neuter services provided on site at the shelter for dogs and cats. www.scvvc.org
October 26, 2016
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:
Training and Career Development Center
1928 S Grand Ave. - AB101
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Committee Information:
714-935-6848 or 949-249-5160