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OC Animal Care Emergency Response to the Tustin Hangar Fire

Updates regarding OC Animal Care's response to the Tustin Hangar Fire and the continuing local state of emergency.

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Throughout the emergency, our staff has been on-site every day, caring for over 450 animals. We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support and assistance from our shelter partners, County partners, and the community until we are able to resume normal shelter operations. 

As of December 4, 2023 - In response to the local state of emergency, OC Animal Care will continue to implement the following modifications to ensure the safety of our animals, staff, volunteers, and community visitors. With the shelter located adjacent to the incident site, OC Animal Care will continue to look to the Incident Management Team (IMT) and County Health Officer for guidance as we move forward. For a full list of programs and services, please visit our website at or call 714-935-6848.

As a reminder, our Adoption Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To schedule an adoption visit, please call our main line at (714) 935-6848, and mention the Animal ID# for any specific animal you might be interested in.  We have many adoptable pets looking for their forever homes!

We're thankful to our local and state-wide sister shelters for their support in taking in dogs and cats through various pet transports amid the current local state of emergency.

Irvine Animal Care Center: 2 small dogs
CASA: 7 medium/large dogs
Humane Society of Ventura County: 4 small pups/dogs
East Bay SPCA: 9 dogs (small, medium, and large)
SPCA of Solano County: 2 small dogs
VCA of Santa Margarita: Fostered 12 large dogs for 2 weeks
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace: 37 kittens/cats
ASPCA: Over 100 medium and large dogs and over 40 kittens

In response to the ongoing local state of emergency, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) partnered with OC Animal Care to fly more than 100 shelter dogs to the ASPCA’s recovery center in Columbus, Ohio

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Our Field Service Officers transported 12 dogs to VCA Santa Margarita, where our dogs were fostered for two weeks!

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 37 kittens and cats were transported to Wallis Annenberg PetSpace!

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Kongs have been arriving daily from our Amazon Wishlist thanks to the many animal lovers in our community. In addition, Best Friends generously donated 100 Kong toys to help keep our large dogs engaged in their kennels as the ongoing emergency continues.

Kongs can help combat kennel stress and are stuffed with food or treats and frozen to help engage the dogs and give them something to enjoy!  Thank you to Best Friends, and the community for helping our animals and our staff get through these ruff times! 

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We are so grateful for the response to our call for immediate dog fosters!  Thanks to our community, over 60 dogs were placed with emergency dog fosters for a total of 260 dogs and cats offsite in foster homes currently receiving plenty of love and attention with their temporary families.  

Large Dog Fosters Needed

OC Animal Care is asking for immediate help from our community! Due to the ongoing local state of emergency directly across the street from the facility, the dogs have been moved to the indoor portion of their kennel and cannot go out for walks or play outside at this time.

Please open your heart and home to a large shelter dog for the next two weeks. OC Animal Care will provide each foster with a starter kit containing food and basic supplies.

Please contact to become an emergency dog foster. Our sweet pups will be fur-ever grateful!