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News ImageAugust 20, 2014  Congratulations to our August Volunteer of the Month!Valerie is a long time Volunteer at OC Animal Care, she can usually be found in the kitten nursery, walking dogs, and now has added laundry to her list of responsibilities! Her passion for the kitten nursery and in honor of her own kitten Tai, Valerie created her own charity called Tai’s ToyBox. She has received donations of snuggly toys and nursery blankets from more than 9 states in the US totaling in several hundred toys and dozens of blankets for our nursery. Thank you Valerie for your commitment to our animals!
News ImageAugust 14, 2014  A Letter from the Director Regarding OC Animal Care's StatisticsOur 2013 statistics are posted on our website. In addition to providing comprehensive statistics for 2013, we are also providing a breakdown for each city that we serve. We are happy to report that our overall intake continues to decrease! In 2013, it decreased by almost 1,400 animals. Although our Return to Owner statistics may not show it, we believe that the lower intake, particularly with dogs, has been reduced because of the greater awareness and efforts related to Dog Licensing and pet ID, and more spay/neuter education. Due to the implementation of our Feral FREE TNR program as well as continued emphasis on fostering and rescue, our cat euthanasia rate dropped by 24%. Our dog euthanasia rate was at an all-time low in 2013, at 10% this is a significant decrease from 19% in 2012! Another positive is that our Adoptions/Live Release numbers held pretty steady across the board. Given that we had a lower intake, this would actually indicate that rates (percentages) were higher! For more information, please click read more. ( View PDF )
News ImageAugust 6, 2014  19 Dogs flown to Washington for AdoptionOn Wednesday, July 30th OC Animal Care was once again excited to partner with Shelter.me com and send 19 available dogs to Washington to find their forever homes. ShelterMe.com, Bark Avenue Foundation and Wings of Rescue which make up FlyMeHome.org worked with Los Angeles and Orange county shelters to send almost 150 shelter animals to new homes in the Pacific Northwest.
September 2, 2014
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.
September 13, 2014
10:00 AMMVP Adoption EventJoin us in celebrating the Many Varieties of Pets we have at OC Animal Care! We will be offering FREE spay/neuter and microchip to all animals adopted that day! You'll have a chance to interact with our most popular breeds in our shelter courtyard. There will also be FREE give a-ways for attendees. We hope to see you there!
September 19, 2014
12:30 PMReading with Fido at Pretend City!September is National Literacy Month and Pretend City will have featured authors coming every Friday at 11:00am and 12:30pm. OC Animal Care is proud to partner with Pretend City and celebrate literarcy! On Friday, September at 12:30 OC Animal CAre will be reading Katy to the Rescue a book that was written by OC Animal Care Volunteers and the photography used in the book was taken at OC Animal Care.
September 21, 2014
11:00 AM4th Annual Foothill Communities Association BBQCome enjoy some tasty BBQ and activities at the FCA BBQ! While you are there stop by OC Animal Care's informational booth and learn about our shelters enriching programs, helpful services and adoptable animals! We hope to see you there!
September 27, 2014
10:00 AMWellness FestivalStop by OC Animal Care's table and learn about our shelters programs, services and adoptable animals at the Brea Wellness Festival. The goal of Wellness Festival is to create awareness of the many dimensions of wellness through experiential booth exhibits. There will be booths for medical screenings, integrative and holistic medicine, senior care, aromatherapy, pet therapy, etc.