In honor of Memorial Day, Irvine Animal Care Center is waiving adoption fees for veterans Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27.
The program is made possible through the Animals for Armed Forces Foundation, which is covering adoption fees for the veterans.
The adoption discount applies to active duty, reserve and veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and National Guard, and their immediate family members.
The discount does not apply to licensing or puppy wellness fees.
In order to qualify for the discount, the potential adopter needs to bring their photo ID and one of the following:
- Military ID
- Dependent ID
- Veterans ID
- NGB Form 22
The Irvine Animal Care Center is at 6443 Oak Canyon Road.
The center is open weekdays noon-7 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and is closed Tuesdays and holidays.
The center will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.
For more information, call 949-724-7740.
Animals for Armed Forces Foundation is dedicated to providing our US Armed Forces families with free pet adoptions.
Its mission is to save shelter animals by finding them safe and loving homes and thank the heroes of the US Armed Forces and their families with free pet adoptions
Animals for Armed Forces Foundation started in 2010 when Matt MacFarland and Amanda Han, drove by a local animal shelter during Veteran’s Day Weekend and came up with an idea. That following spring, Matt and Amanda had their first event on Memorial Day at the Orange County Animal Shelter.
In just one day, they had 37 adoptions, and in February 2012, Matt and Amanda officially began their lifelong mission of uniting our service men and women with a loving furry companion.
Since that time, Animals for Armed Forces has helped 1,300 adoptions happen. To Matt and Amanda, one of the biggest rewards is meeting veterans and military families, hearing their stories, and seeing them leave alongside a new pet with a smile on their face.
Currently, the organization is partnering with 29 shelters throughout Southern California and Utah for their annual Memorial Day Weekend adoption event.
With more awareness and volunteers, Animals for Armed Forces will be able to bring a smile to our heroes’ faces and give shelter animals a second chance at a loving forever home.
You can contact Animals for Armed Forces at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 509-5823.