Join Me at “Comedy Unleashed” Fundraiser for the Irvine Animal Care Center

Join me on Tuesday, September 19, for “Comedy Unleashed”  — the Second Annual Comedy Fundraiser for the Irvine Animal Care Center

Enjoy a night of dinner and laughs at Irvine Improv with comedian Debi Gutierrez.

Tickets are $35 and include admission to the show and dinner (venue service fees may apply to ticket purchase).

All proceeds benefit the animals in our care.

Doors opens at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Ages 18 and older.

Purchase your tickets online here.

The Irvine Animal Care Center is a progressive and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment.

The Center’s 3.73 acre, park-like facility cares for thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals every year. All animals in their care receive veterinary care, high-quality food, soft bedding and daily socialization.

Your support helps the Center fulfill its mission of placing all adoptable animals into permanent, loving, responsible pet homes and reuniting owner-identified animals with their owners; providing a safe, clean, caring and enriching environment that meets the high standards of our community and provides the community a resource of trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers; and promoting human responsibility for companion animals.

Click here to learn more about the Center’s adoption program and to see the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals that are currently looking for new forever homes.

We are so fortunate to have the Irvine Animal Center in our community!

What: Comedy Unleashed: Second Annual Comedy Unleashed Fundraiser for the Irvine Animal Care Center

Where: Irvine Improv,  527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

When: Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

See you there!

Red, White and Adopt!

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Help our Irvine Animal Care Center’s adoptable animals celebrate their independence!

All adoptions will be 25 percent off from July 1 to 31.

1902803_10152387835639225_1025462460_nIn addition, the Animals for Armed Forces Foundation will be at the Center on Saturday, July 9th, and in honor of this event, all adoption fees will be waived for active duty, reserve and veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard and their immediate family members during the entire month of July.

To qualify for the discount, the potential adopter just needs to bring their photo ID and ONE of the following:

  • Military ID
  • Veterans ID
  • Dependent ID
  • DD-214, or
  • NGB Form 22

(Note: Fee waiver does not apply to license or puppy wellness fees).

For the event flyer, click here.

The Animals for Armed Forces Foundation provides free pet adoption events that help our shelter animals find loving homes with the heroes of our Armed Forces.  Its mission is to save shelter animals by finding them safe and loving homes and to thank the heroes of the US Armed Forces and their families with free pet adoptions.  A total of 1,984 pets have found new homes at their events, with 721 of those being adopted by military families!

Learn more about how you can help Animals for Armed Forces Foundation here.

The event on July 9th is a family friendly event that helps our current and retired members of the United States Armed Forces as well as our furry friends at the animal shelter.

Join us for a good time and visit some of our unique shelter animals!

 

 

Help Irvine Animal Care Center’s March Foster Donation Drive!

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Irvine Animal Care Center‘s month-long Foster Donation Drive has begun!  The Center is collecting much needed items to support the needs of its foster program.

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Irvine Community Services Commissioner Melissa Fox with one of the animals available for adoption at the Irvine Animal Care Center

Not only does this program help animals at the Center, it also allows the Center, through its Third Chance for Pets program, to bring in under-aged animals from other Southern California shelters where their chances for adoption are limited.

For more information on the March Foster Donation Drive and to see the Center’s wish lists, please visit the Center’s website and click on the Events tab.

The Irvine Animal Care Center is a progressive and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment.

The Center’s 3.73 acre, park-like facility cares for thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals every year. All animals in their care receive veterinary care, high-quality food, soft bedding and daily socialization.

Your support helps the Center fulfill its mission of placing all adoptable animals into permanent, loving, responsible pet homes and reuniting owner-identified animals with their owners; providing a safe, clean, caring and enriching environment that meets the high standards of our community and provides the community a resource of trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers; and promoting human responsibility for companion animals.

Click here to learn more about the Center’s adoption program and to see the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals that are currently looking for new forever homes.

We are so fortunate to have the Irvine Animal Center in our community!  Please consider contributing and/or volunteering.  Making donations to the Irvine Animal Care Center is easy and available online.

Irvine Animal Care Center’s Hours of Operation:

Weekdays: Noon to 7:00 PM

Weekends: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed Tuesdays and Holidays.

Adoptions stop one hour prior to closing.

Come to the Irvine Animal Care Center’s 2015 Super Pet Adoption Event, Sunday, June 7!

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Be sure not to miss Irvine’s Ninth Annual Super Pet Adoption event on Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

More than 50 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring more than 800 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption.

The event will also feature vendors, refreshments, free veterinarian and trainer advice, low-cost microchips and a silent auction of more than 40 items.

Admission is only $1.00 per person and parking is free.

Irvine Community Services Commissioner Melissa Fox and Scout Fox at the Annual Super Pet Adoption Event in 2014.

Irvine Community Services Commissioner Melissa Fox and Scout Fox at the Annual Super Pet Adoption Event in 2014.

Leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome.

The event will take place at the Irvine Animal Care Center’s facility located at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618.

To volunteer, click here.

To apply as a vendor, rescue or shelter, click here.

To become a sponsor, click here.

To see the event rules and regulations, click here.

The Animal Care Center still needs items for the silent auction and opportunity drawing. Sought items include pet items, restaurant gift cards, theme park tickets, electronics and gift baskets. Items are tax-deductible. Please mail or drop off your items by May 22.

If you have additional questions, contact the Irvine Animal Care Center here.

See you there!

What: Irvine’s Ninth Annual Super Pet Adoption Event

When: Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Where: Irvine Animal Care Center’s facility located at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618.

 

Come to the Kitten and Puppy Shower at the Irvine Animal Care Center on Saturday, April 25

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Come to the Kitten and Puppy Shower at the Irvine Animal Care Center on Saturday, April 25 from from 1:00-4:00 PM.

Help us “shower” our new puppies and kittens with needed supplies and learn about the Irvine Animal Care Center’s operations, facilities, and professional and volunteer staff.

animal showerThe Open House will include the accepting of donations, toy sales, and general information about the Irvine Animal Care Center facility.

The Irvine Animal Care Center is a progressive and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment.

The Center’s 3.73 acre, park-like facility cares for thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals every year. All animals in their care receive veterinary care, high-quality food, soft bedding and daily socialization.

Your support helps the Center fulfill its mission of placing all adoptable animals into permanent, loving, responsible pet homes and reuniting owner-identified animals with their owners; providing a safe, clean, caring and enriching environment that meets the high standards of our community and provides the community a resource of trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers; and promoting human responsibility for companion animals.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Click here to see the Wish List.

Click here to learn more about the Center’s adoption program and to see the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals that are currently looking for new forever homes.

We are so fortunate to have the Irvine Animal Center in our community!  Please consider contributing and/or volunteering.  Making donations to the Irvine Animal Care Center is easy and available online.

Irvine Animal Care Center’s Hours of Operation:

Weekdays: Noon to 7:00 PM

Weekends: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed Tuesdays and Holidays.

Adoptions stop one hour prior to closing.

Come to the Irvine Animal Care Center’s Super Pet Adoption Event!

Irvine Animal Care Center, Melissa Fox, Melissa Fox for Irvine, melissafoxblog, melissajoifoxThe Irvine Animal Care Center will present its Eighth Annual Super Pet Adoption event – Orange County’s largest pet adoption event – on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Irvine Animal Care Center, Melissa Fox, Melissa Fox for Irvine, melissafoxblog, melissajoifoxThe event will feature more than 800 adoptable animals (including dogs, cats, rabbits, and more) as well as dozens of pet shelters, vendors and exhibitors, a silent auction and opportunity drawings, and a FREE “Ask the Vet” booth.

Lunch, snacks, baked goods, and beverages will be available for purchase.The mission of the Super Pet Adoption Event is to find homes for as many pets as possible, spread awareness of shelters and homeless animals, and highlight the importance of spaying and neutering pets.  Last year, more than 300 pets were adopted into new families.

Your fully vaccinated, well behaved, leashed dog(s) are welcome to attend the event. There will be activities designed just for your dog, including professional pet photos and low-cost microchips.

Sponsors and vendors include PetSmart, CanvasPet.com, Quail Animal Hospital, Irvine Veterinary Services, Komfy Pet Products, as well as Irvine Subaru and PetSmart Charities.

For more information, call 949-724-7740 or click here.

About the Irvine Animal Care Center

Irvine Animal Care Center, Melissa Fox, Melissa Fox for Irvine, melissafoxblog, melissajoifoxThe Irvine Animal Care Center is a pioneering, progressive, and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment.  The Center’s 3.73 acre, park-like facility cares for thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals every year. All animals in their care receive veterinary care, high-quality food, soft bedding and daily socialization.

The mission of the Irvine Animal Care Center is to provide a safe, clean, caring and enriching environment that meets the high standards of our community and provides the community a resource of trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers; place all adoptable animals into permanent, loving, responsible pet homes and reunites owner-identified animals with their owners; and promote human responsibility for companion animals.

Click here to learn more about the Center’s adoption program.

Click here to see the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals available for adoption.

We are so fortunate to have the Irvine Animal Center in our community!  Please consider contributing and/or volunteering. Making donations to the Irvine Animal Care Center is easy and available online.

Irvine Animal Care Center’s Hours of Operation

Weekdays: Noon-7:00 pm

Weekends: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed Tuesdays and Holidays

Adoptions stop one hour prior to closing.

Come to the Irvine Animal Care Center’s “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Fair!


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On Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 7th Annual “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Fair, featuring more than 500 animals for adoption from more than 40 animal shelters and rescue organizations.

All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. There will also be vendors, low-cost microchips, a silent auction, food trucks and an opportunity drawing.

Sponsors include PetSmart and PetSmart Charities, Irvine Subaru, ASPCA, Pedigree, Canvaspet.com,  the Orange County Register, Lunar Pages Web Hosting, Komfy Pet Products, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Delca Corp., and Irvine Veterinary Services.

Parking is free and admission is just $1.

The Irvine Animal Center is located at 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, California 92618.

I hope to see you there!

What: 7th Annual Irvine Animal Care Center “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Fair
Where: Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, California 92618.
When: Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

For more information, contact the Center at 949-724-7740

About the Irvine Animal Care Center

The Irvine Animal Care Center is a pioneering, progressive, and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment.  The Center’s 3.73 acre, park-like facility cares for thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals every year.  All animals in their care receive veterinary care, high-quality food, soft bedding and daily socialization.

The mission of the Irvine Animal Care Center is to provide a safe, clean, caring and enriching environment that meets the high standards of our community and provides the community a resource of trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers; place all adoptable animals into permanent, loving, responsible pet homes and reunites owner-identified animals with their owners; and promote human responsibility for companion animals.

Click here to learn more about the Center’s adoption program.

Click here to see the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals available for adoption.

Irvine Animal Care Center’s Hours of Operation:
Weekdays: Noon-7:00 pm
Weekends: 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Holidays
Note: Adoptions stop one hour prior to closing.

The Irvine Animal Care Center is also home to several innovative special programs.  These programs are funded by donations and would not be possible without your help.  Special programs include:

Extended Care: Animals awaiting their forever home for more than 45 days are part of the Center’s Extended Care program. The City provides basic care for Irvine animals for 45 days. After 45 days, it costs the Center $6.75 per animal per day. Most animals are adopted in less than 45 days, but there are some that take a bit longer to find that special new family. As with all adoptable animals, they will remain at the Center until they find a home.

Third Chance for Pets: This program transfers animals from overcrowded Southern California shelters where they may have limited chances for adoption, and brings them to the Irvine Animal Care Center for a chance at finding their forever home. Over the years the program has expanded to include rescuing animals from hoarders and disaster situations. Since these animals come from outside of Irvine, their care is funded through donations from the day they arrive at the Center.  Why the name Third Chance?  Their first home was their first chance, the shelter they were brought to was their second chance, and the Center is their Third Chance. Since inception 15 years ago, the Center has accepted more than 7,400 animals into the program.

Enhanced Care: The Irvine Animal Care Center occasionally receives animals that have been injured, neglected or need additional medical treatment. The Enhanced Care program funds the treatment these animals need to become healthy and adoptable.

Seniors Helping Seniors: If you are age 62 or older, you may be eligible to adopt a senior animal for free through the Seniors Helping Seniors program. The age an animal becomes a senior varies, so adopters can look for a green “senior” stamp on a kennel card to quickly identify the Center’s senior animals. Senior animals available for adoption may also be viewed here.

Foster Program: The Center is fortunate to have the support of caring volunteers who foster animals not yet old enough to be placed for adoption and those recovering from medical ailments. Foster supplies, such as powdered KMR and ESBILAC formulas, nurser bottles, gram scales, carriers and blankets are needed year round, with the largest need during the spring and summer (kitten season). For more information on how to become a foster parent, click here.

Donating to the Irvine Animal Care Center

We are so fortunate to have the Irvine Animal Center in our community!  Please consider contributing and/or volunteering. Making donations to the Irvine Animal Care Center is easy and available online.

What does your donation to Irvine Animal Care Center mean for the Center’s animals?

$500 covers medical expenses for an abandoned pet.
$250 covers dental surgery for a needy animal.
$100 provides supplies for a litter of orphaned kittens and puppies.
$50 covers the cost of special dietary foods for two weeks.
$20 feeds a litter of unweaned kittens for 10 days.
$10 provides fresh vegetables to 10 rabbits for one week.

Volunteer opportunities are also available.

The Irvine Animal Care Center is proud to have the support of more than 400 dedicated volunteers. Center volunteers support staff in implementing the mission, vision and programs of the Irvine Animal Care Center. Volunteers assist staff with a variety of tasks, including cleaning kennels, doing laundry, feeding, assisting the public and socializing adoptable animals. Areas of volunteer service include dogs, cats and rabbits, farm, front office and education.

Thank you and a very Happy Holidays to all the Irvine Animal Care Center’s dedicated staff and terrific volunteers!