One member of my family doesn’t mind the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Chief, my 2-and-a-half-year-old Siberian Husky is delighted to have everyone at home, all day, every day, available for walks, treats, belly rubs, and just hanging out.
If you’ve been wishing you had a wonderful fuzzy quarantine companion, you’re in luck!
I joined my colleagues on the Irvine City Council to authorize the center to open, making it the only City facility to reopen during the pandemic. The facility has been open to staff caring for animals during the pandemic.
Potential adopters can make an appointment and have a pet-matching interview by phone.
Adoption applications can be completed online, and then once all steps are complete, adopters will be allowed to go to the center to meet the animals.
Adopters are asked to wear face masks in the center and comply with other precautionary measures against the coronavirus.
Those interested in adopting an animal can make an appointment starting at noon Thursday.
The 2020 Irvine Animal Care Center Calendar is on sale now for $15.
Get the perfect holiday present for your loved one (person or pet)!
Proceeds from 2020 Irvine Animal Care Center Calendar sales go toward providing shelter and care for the animals at the center.
You can purchase your calendar at the center during regular business hours, weekdays from noon to 6 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center is closed on Tuesdays and holidays.
Each year, the Irvine Animal Care Center provides shelter, care, and enrichment for approximately 3,000 animals. Support from the community helps the center provide high-quality daily care and enhanced medical treatment to animals in need.
Visit the Center’s Programs and Services webpage to learn more about how your contributions and support allow the Animal Care Center to help the animals in our care find the new adoptive homes they deserve.
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.