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News ImageJuly 15, 2016  Clear the Shelters Nationwide Adoption EventClear the Shelters Adoption Event is right around the corner! OC Animal Care is once again excited to be a part of this nationwide event on Saturday, July 23rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our shelter will be offering $17 Adoptions (not including the cost of microchip) and FREE Giveaways* with Adoptions (While Supplies last)!

NBC4 Southern California / KNBC and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles / KVEA will partner with more than 55 animal shelters in hundreds of cities and communities throughout Southern California for its annual Clear the Shelters (Desocupar los Albergues) pet adoption campaign.

This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful inaugural effort, which resulted in over 2,500 pets finding new homes. NBC4 and Telemundo 52, along with several anchors and reporters, will visit select shelters to celebrate with those who adopt. Additionally, local sponsor VCA Animal Hospitals will have their expert veterinarians and healthcare teams on-site, and all pets adopted during the event will receive a limited health guarantee and a gift bag filled with pet essentials.

“I’m proud that our stations are working with so many local animal shelters throughout the Southland to help rescue thousands of animals,” said NBC4 President and General Manager Steve Carlston. “This initiative supports an important community cause and mobilizes millions of people who can give a forever home to an animal from a neighborhood shelter.”
The public is encouraged to follow the effort and post pet photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with hashtag #ClearTheShelters @NBCLA and #DesocuparLosAlbergues @Telemundo52.
News ImageJuly 15, 2016  National Pet Fire Safety Day!Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day! Thousands of house fires are started every year that are attributed to animal-related causes. According to the National Volunteer Fire Council approximately half a million pets are affected each year by fires in the home. In order to protect your pets and your home please take the following precautions:

1. Use flameless candles that have a light bulb instead of a wick.

2. Remove stove knobs whenever you leave the house. The National Fire Protection Association says a stove or cook-top is the number-one cause of fires started by pets.

3. Use stainless steel or ceramic pet water dishes on your wooden deck. Filtered and heated through glass and water, the sun’s rays can ignite the wood beneath the bowl.

4. Check your home for potential hazards such as loose wires, stove knobs, and piles of paper or other rubbish.

Ways to Keep pets safe in the event of a fire:

1. Keep collars on pets and place leashes near the door so first responders can use them to lead pets to safety.

2. Provide animals with an escape route in the form of a pet door. If it’s necessary to confine them, keep them in a room or area near an entry door so firefighters can find them easily.

3. If you live in a fire-prone area or are concerned about a fire potentially starting, consider installing monitored smoke detectors so firefighters will be notified of and can respond to a fire even if you’re not home.

4. Alert firefighters to the presence of pets with window stickers that note the number and types of pets inside, and make sure the stickers are up to date.

News ImageJune 30, 2016  "Get ME-OWTTA Here!" Free Cat Adoptions Extended Through July at OC Animal Care OC Animal Care hosted its first annual “Get ME-OWTTA Here!” cat adoption promotion in June, which offered free cat adoptions on all shelter cats for the entire month. The response to the promotion was incredible and resulted in 301 cat adoptions, 100 more than last June and a record number for monthly cat adoptions at OC Animal Care! To continue to help more homeless cats through the busy summer months, OC Animal Care has decided to extend the “Get ME-OWTTA Here!” free cat adoption promotion through July.

Free cat adoptions include all services (FVRCP and Rabies vaccinations, de-worming, flea-treatment, FIV/FELV testing and spay/neuter) except microchip ($17). Adoption discounts are covered by donations from generous community members.

There are currently more than 70 cats and kittens available for adoption at the shelter and new arrivals come in daily. Available cats and kittens can be viewed on our website at or in person at the shelter.

“We receive so many cats during this time of year and we anticipate a continued steady intake of cats and kittens throughout the summer. We hope that this promotion encourages our feline friendly residents to consider giving a deserving homeless cat a loving, forever home. Shelter cats make wonderful pets!”

For more information on this event or available pets, call 714-935-6848 or visit our website at

July 24, 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.
July 27, 2016
11:30 AMOC Animal Care Community Outreach Committee MeetingSupports Animal Care Services in achieving the vision and goals of the organization and fosters community input and support in animal care related issues.

First month of each Quarter (January, April, July and October) on the fourth Wednesday.

11:30 AM

OC Animal Care
561 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

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