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News ImageJune 30, 2015  July 5th is the Busiest Day of the Year at Animal SheltersAs the 4th of July rapidly approaches, OC Animal Care would like to remind our community pet owners about some safety tips to keep in mind during this holiday. Loud noises from fireworks and other celebrations can cause our pets to become very frightened and lose control. It is important to pay extra attention to the safety and comfort of their pets before, during and after any 4th of July celebrations.
A few precautions a pet owner can take to ensure that the celebration will be a happy one for both pet and owner are as follows:

* If your pet is typically kept outside, consider bringing them indoors or in the garage
* Provide a comfortable place for your pet, such as a room with the blinds or curtains closed, the lights turned off, and a place for the animal to hide
* Consider staying with your pet to reassure them during the fireworks show
* Board your pet at a veterinary or boarding facility
* Hire a pet sitter to stay with your pet
* If your pet is extremely sensitive to loud noises, your veterinarian may prescribe a mild sedative
* Make sure your pet has a collar with your current contact information and a microchip in case they run away
* In the event your pet does manage to escape, check your animal care center and the shelters in the surrounding areas. Remember your pet was frightened and may have fled beyond its normal, familiar territory.

July 5th is the busiest day of the year at animal shelters nationwide and we want to ensure that your furry friends do not become a statistic. If you pet gets out on 4th of July and is brought into the shelter that day. Lost dogs and cats that are currently licensed and are up to date on their rabies vaccinations may be redeemed on the 4th of July from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM when the shelter is normally closed to the rest of the public. OC Animal Care wishes you all a fun and safe 4th of July!

News ImageJuly 1, 2015  Congratulations to Annette Van Rijsbergen our June Volunteer of the Month!Annette is one of our newest volunteers but has thrown herself whole heartedly into our programs. In just her first month since being trained she has already donated 63 hours of her time. Annette has taken the initiative to participate in a great deal of special projects including a massive shelter gardening and beautification with a team of volunteers. Annette excels as a dog socializer and can always be seen giving a bit of extra comfort to our adoptable pets, even branching out to train in the kitten nursery and wherever she is needed most. Annette is a wonderful example of the fantastic volunteers we have here at OC Animal Care.

News ImageJune 24, 2015  OC Animal Care Staff Member receives CVMA AwardOn June, 19th OC Animal Care’s Tammy Osborn was honored with a CVMA (California Veterinary Medical Association) Award for Meritorious Service for the work she does for OC Animal Care’s Medical program. Tammy works around the clock to save pets and give them the second chance that they deserve. In addition to being the Adoption Partner Coordinator for OC Animal Care, she began and oversees the Medical Pets Program which provides, “medical and surgical care for seriously ill or injured animals who, if not for their injuries, would be wonderful companions and highly adoptable.” Saving animals is a lifelong passion for Tammy, who identifies animals in need and works diligently to get them medical attention and secure their foster care and adoption. Noble Friends Foundation for OC Animal Care helps organize the funding for the pets in this program. In addition to Tammy’s own efforts, she has partnered with several rescue organizations and individuals who have also helped fundraise for these pets.
Tammy has worked for OC Animal Care for over 20 years. It’s typical for her to work seven days a week to place animals in permanent homes. Her tireless efforts to facilitate the care and placement of animals with medical needs make her very deserving of the CVMA Meritorious Service Award.

July 7, 2015
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.
July 22, 2015
11:30 AMCommunity 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.

Date:

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

Time:
11:30 AM

Place:

OC Animal Care, 561 The City Drive South, Orange - 2nd floor

Committee Information:
714-935-6848 or 949-249-5160
July 25, 2015
10:00 AMCatopiaJoin us in celebrating all that is wonderful about cats during our Catopia celebration! FREE Adoptions on all cats and kittens, please note free adoption doesn't include cost of microchip and there is a limit of 2 cats per household. Find your Purrfect Match at OC Animal Care!
August 4, 2015
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 1, 2015
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.