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News ImageJuly 29, 2016  OC Animal Care's Groundbreaking CelebrationOver 200 Orange County staff, volunteers and community members joined the groundbreaking celebration this morning at what will be the site of OC Animal Care’s new shelter. The Orange County Board of Supervisors spoke during this happy event each one recognizing the hard work, dedication and community effort that came together to make this day possible. This groundbreaking day is the result of partnerships between OC Animal Care, contract cities, Orange County Board of Supervisors, South Orange County Community College District, Snyder Langston and other community partners and Project Partners. OC Animal Care Staff and volunteers sat among county officials, rescue organizations and community members cheering as Dr. Jennifer Hawkins described various aspects of the new shelter such as grooming rooms, a dedicated volunteer center, community cat rooms, “catios”, and climate controlled dog kennels. Many of our media partners including The LA Times, OC Register, Voice of OC and NBC4 attended to document this momentous occasion. OC Animal Care would like to thank everyone who attended and who made this day possible. We are looking forward to the grand opening of the new animal shelter which will provide a positive, educational and engaging environment for animals, visitors and the community as a whole.

News ImageJuly 26, 2016  Bubba's Happily Ever AfterWe are so excited for Bubba! He was recently adopted and found his perfect match after a tumultuous start in his young life. This little guy is finally getting the happily ever after he deserves! OC Animal Care staff will miss you but we are so excited for the wonderful life you have ahead of you. We would like to share a sweet letter we recently received from Bubba who is having a great time in his new home! Congratulations to Bubba and his new forever family!

To everyone out there who has helped me along, and for the thousands who have been following my life in the media, I would like to say thank you. I just turned seven months old on July 22. As you know, I was rescued from a motel by the Tustin Police Department. Officer Laurich saved my life, and the entire staff at Orange County Animal Care took great care of me for four months.

So here’s what’s going on. I was adopted on Wednesday, July 20. My new mom and dad seem great so far. I have my own room, and a new older sister named Stella (she has to sleep in the hallway)

I have a big backyard with lots of grass. Even though there is a high fence, my mom or dad always go out with me. My dad calls me, “Coyote Bait”, (not sure what that means.)

Stella, my sister is great. She’s bigger than me, and says she will protect me. I haven’t seen the movie, “The Secret Life of Pets” but my sister says I remind her of the little white bunny in the movie. Is that a good thing?

I went to see my new doctor yesterday. She says I’m doing great, but that my baby teeth never fell out before my big teeth came in. She says I look like a little shark. Bummer for me, I have to have all my baby teeth pulled out in a couple of weeks.

That’s about all for now. Will write more after I get settle in.

Love to all of you,

News ImageJuly 25, 2016  106 Animals Adopted During Clear the Shelters at OC Animal CareThe turnout for Clear the Shelters this past weekend was great! OC Animal kicked off the nationwide adoption event with our very own Kennel Staff Street Drumming Team, leaving the crowd that had already formed eager and excited to step inside and find their new furry friend. We are thrilled to announce that a total of 106 animals found their forever homes! 69 Dogs, 27 Cats and 10 Rabbits found loving families to call their very own. We are grateful we once again had the opportunity to partner with NBC4 Southern California / KNBC and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles / KVEA for this amazing Adoption Event. We would like to give a special thanks to the VCA Animal Hospital, Petco and Eagle Scout Troop 723 for their generous adoption giveaways and support for our shelter. As always we would like to thank our amazing OC Animal Care Staff and Volunteers. This event would not have been possible without all of your hard work and dedication! Finally, we would like to thank the community for their involvement and for choosing to adopt and giving a shelter animal a chance at finding happiness.

July 29, 2016
9:00 AMGroundbreaking CelebrationThe County of Orange would like to cordially invite you to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new OC Animal Care shelter! The ceremony will take place at the Construction site offices on Armstrong Ave between Valencia Ave and Warner Ave in Tustin. Site is adjacent to Orange County Sheriff Department Regional Training Academy.
July 30, 2016
1:00 PMKaty Cares at Summer STEAM Saturdays with the Anaheim Public LibraryStop by our Katy Cares booth during Anaheim Public Library's Summer STEAM Saturdays. Participate and learn more about responsible pet ownership and meet some of our furry friends. We hope to see you there!
August 2, 2016
5:30 PMPlacentia Police Department National Night OutStop by Placentia Police Department's National Night Out and visit OC Animal Care's Booth! We will be providing information about our educational programs, shelter services and will be available to answer any questions. Hope to see you there!
August 2, 2016
6:00 PMTustin's National Night OutVisit OC Animal Care's Booth at National Night Out: America's Night Out Against Crime with the Tustin Police Dept. and the District at Tustin Legacy! We will be providing information about our educational programs, shelter services and will be available to answer any questions. Hope to see you there!
August 2, 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.