Press Releases

Temporary Shelters Available for Animals Evacuated from the Canyons

ORANGE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


PRESS RELEASE # 2
Date: December 6, 2007
Time: 1220

TEMPORARY SHELTERS AVAILABLE FOR
ANIMALS EVACUATED FROM THE CANYONS

Orange County Animal Care Services (ACS) will accept domestic animals from the evacuated areas at the Orange County Animal Care Center, 561 The City Drive in Orange. Animal owners are asked to bring identification, vet information, and any special foods or medicines along with their animals in order to ensure their animals receive appropriate care and they can be reunited with their animals when the evacuation is over.

General information about Orange County Animal Care Services is available on their website at www.ocpetinfo.com or by calling (714) 935-6848.

The Orange County Fairgrounds has the capacity for up to 100 head of livestock.  Residents who need to evacuate large animals and livestock are directed to go to Gate 5 at the Orange County Fairgrounds.  

Livestock, other than horses, will also be sheltered at Orange High School, 525 N. Shaffer St., Orange.

General information about Orange County Animal Care Services is available on their website at www.ocpetinfo.com or by calling (714) 935-6848.

The Silverado Library will close at 5 p.m. today rather than at 6 p.m. due to the mandatory evacuation. It is closed, as always, on Friday. No decision has been made on whether to reopen on Saturday.

Voluntary evacuations for residents are in effect at 1100 hours for Modjeska, Silverado and Williams Canyons. An evacuation center has been set up at El Modena High School, located at 3920 East Spring Street in Orange.

Mandatory evacuations for residents of Modjeska, Silverado and Williams Canyons will take effect at 1700 hours.

If you have questions please call the Orange County hotline at 714-628-7085.

If you have an emergency please call 911.