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News ImageOctober 9, 2019  Update: PHONE LINES ARE BACK UPUpdate: Phone lines are back up. Thank you for your patience!

Our phone lines are down. Our IT department is working on resolving this issue ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please use our after hours number at: (714)259-1122

You can also contact us via email at with any general inquiries.

If you have questions about pet licensing, please contact us at

Thank you for your patience!

News ImageOctober 4, 2019  BLACK AND WHITE AFFAIR CAT/KITTEN ADOPTION EVENT!It’s homecoming season and OC Animal Care cordially invites you to a Black and White Affair! Come on down Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th for *14 Black cat and Black and White cat adoptions! Please see attached flyers for this weekend’s cat and kitten adoption event.

We have around 180 black and black/white cats and kittens at the shelter waiting for homes and we’re hoping many will be adopted during this event. ( View PDF )

News ImageSeptember 24, 2019  Low-Cost Clinic Date ChangesAttention! OC Animal Care's Low-Cost Vaccine & Microchip clinic is changing from our regular schedule to the first Thursday of the following Months: October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th.

Please see the flyer for more details and visit for future dates.

Thank you. ( View PDF )

News ImageSeptember 24, 2019  128 Animals Adopted During Fall for a Friend!On September 21st, OC Animal Care hosted it’s Fall for a Friend adoption event sponsored by District 4 Supervisor, Doug Chaffee. Event goers had the opportunity to come down to the shelter and adopt an animal for free, not including licensing or microchip. Adopters waiting in line for the shelter to open their doors were welcomed with delicious donuts and a meet and greet with the District 4 Supervisor who said words of gratitude and appreciation to guests waiting to find their new furry friend!

The event was a huge success and 128 animals (84 cats, 36 dogs, 5 exotics, 3 rabbits) found loving homes. Attendees visited booths hosted by staff from District 4 Supervisor Chaffee’s office and District 3 Supervisor Wagner’s office. The OC District Attorney’s office, OC Sheriff’s Department, OC Mosquito and Vector Control and Teens 4 Training were among the other vendors in present. OC Animal Care volunteers also hosted a bake sale table, free pet tag and spinning wheel booth. Guests also had the opportunity to cool down with a sweet treat from the Kona Ice Truck of Central Tustin.

Thank you to everyone who adopted and made this special Fall for a Friend event one to remember!

News ImageSeptember 11, 2019  5th Annual Rabies Day at OC Animal CareOn September 3, the County of Orange Rabies Control Program administered by OC Animal Care staff held its 5th annual Rabies Awareness Event. This event is held each year in observance of World Rabies Day which began to increase community awareness of the disease and its prevention. World Rabies Day is observed on September 28 of each year, and while rabies is a 100% preventable disease, nearly 60,000 people die from the disease around the world each year. OC Animal Care has joined Global Alliance for Rabies Control in their Zero by 30 campaign which aims to end human deaths from dog rabies around the world by 2030.

We would like to thank Noble Friends Foundation for providing the funding necessary to make this event a success. With their assistance, 59 dogs and cats received free or discounted rabies vaccinations. In addition to providing rabies vaccinations, Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control was in attendance to help educate attendees on the importance of mosquito abatement. Since the month of September is also National Preparedness Month, OC Animal Care provided emergency preparedness information for pets, including pet evacuation kit handouts, watertight “go-bags”, and collapsible bowls to help pet owners start the planning process.

While the United States generally no longer experiences some of the challenges other countries do with respect to rabies control, it’s important for the community to know that rabies is still found in It has been decades since rabies was last found in a domestic dog or cat, however, Orange County does see rabies in wildlife, particularly bats. To date in 2019, there have been 9 rabid bats found in Orange County. If you encounter a wild animal that appears to be ill or acting abnormally, please contact your local animal control agency for assistance.

October 14, 2019
All Day EventSHELTER CLOSEDOC Animal Care is closed today in observance of the holiday. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, October 15th from 11 am to 5 pm.

Thank you.
October 23, 2019
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
Learning & Training Center Room 100
1630 Victory Road
Tustin, CA 92782

Committee Information:
714-935-6848 or 949-249-5160
November 2, 2019
9:00 AMEco Challege Day at Honda CenterOC Animal Care is attending OC Waste & Recycling's Eco Challenge Day event at the Honda Center! We will be having an information booth on shelter services and additional information on how you can help our shelter pets.

We hope to see you there!
November 7, 2019
6:30 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. Our Low-Cost Clinic advises customers if their animal is ill, they need to take it to their own veterinarian for exam.
December 5, 2019
6:30 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. Our Low-Cost Clinic advises customers if their animal is ill, they need to take it to their own veterinarian for exam.