Press Releases

Temporary Shelters Available for Animals Evacutated from the Canyons

ORANGE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


PRESS RELEASE # 3
Date: November 30, 2007
Time: 1330

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TEMPORARY SHELTERS AVAILABLE FOR ANIMALS EVACUATED FROM THE CANYONS

Temporary shelters are available for domestic animals and livestock for residents who are evacuating from the canyon areas. Orange County Animal Care Services (ACS) is accepting domestic animals at 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.

ACS staff will also be available at the Care and Reception site at El Modena High School, 3920 East Spring Street, Orange, 92869. Provisions, crates and food for domestic animals will be available at the El Modena location.

ACS will not be transporting animals from the evacuation areas at this time.

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.

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