Irvine’s 12th Annual Super Pet Adoption Event coming June 3rd

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It’s that time of year again! If you are in search for the perfect new addition to your family, go check out Irvine Animal Care Center’s 12th annual Super Pet Adoption Event on June 3rd located at 6443 Oak Canyon in Irvine.

There will be 40+ animal rescue groups with over 600 dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animal up for adoption.  The event goes from 10am-3pm and they are asking for donations of $2 a person or $5 for a family. There will also be food trucks, a silent auction, and other pet related product and service vendors.  All adoptable pets will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. For more info, CLICK HERE or on the flier below. This event is a great way to have fun with the whole family and to find the newest member of your pack at the same time!

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5K in Huntington Beach this Weekend, Bring your Dog!

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This Saturday, there will be a dog friendly 5k fundraiser taking place in Huntington Beach. The Race Against Extinction 5k helps raise funds to protect endangered species around the world and you can choose your favorite organization out of the 25 participating to support as you run/walk. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend so what a great way to get out to the beach with your dog and help a great cause at the same time! For more info, and to register, CLICK HERE.

It’s That Time of Year Again, The Annual Orange County Pet Expo is Coming to Town April 27th-29th!

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America’s Family Pet Expo will be at the Orange County Fair Grounds April 27th-29th.  This annual event brings together adoption groups, pet products and services, and shows that will entertain the whole family.  Although you can’t bring your own pet with you, it’s a great place to go for the day to see the latest and greatest in the pet product industry(and to meet some great animals).  They have everything from dogs and cats, to reptiles, fish, and this year, even a new sea lion show. For more information on the shows and scheduled events, and to purchase ticket ahead of time(which I recommend doing to avoid the often long lines at the ticket counters), CLICK HERE.

Newest OC Animal Shelter Opens this Saturday!

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The new 35 million dollar OC Animal Care shelter is is having it’s grand opening this Saturday March 24th and everyone is invited.  The event is from 11am-3pm, if you want to attend and tour the new facilities the address is 1630 Victory Road in Tustin.  Pet adoptions will begin this Sunday. For more info, check out the OC Register article by CLICKING HERE.

California will start banning the sale of puppy mill dogs, cats, and rabbits in all stores, enforcement begins in 2019

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A good step forward for the humane treatment of pets in California, a new law was just passed that will ban sales of puppy mill dogs, cats, and rabbits in California. Enforcement will begin January 1st, 2019.  The fine if caught is only $500, so the law isn’t as strong as it really needs to be but it is a good step in the right direction. For more info CLICK HERE.

 

Another way to memorialize your pet in Orange County

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I found this story in the OC Register, I’m wondering, is this something you would be interested in doing when you pet passes? CLICK HERE for the full article.  Or read below:

Posted on October 6th, 2017 in the OC Register:

When my pets pass on, going to the Rainbow Bridge where, the story goes, they feel no pain and are happy and healthy, whatever ills worried them on Earth gone. There they wait for their people to join them.

It’s a story many of us pet people cling to. I certainly do because, in the words of Will Rogers,  “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” (Although I have no doubt there are dogs in heaven. Because, by its very definition, heaven has to include my beloved dogs.)

Grieving for a pet can be just as emotionally tough as grieving for a person. Some people say it’s tougher. One reason it can be so difficult is that not everyone understands how much pets mean to us. Sometimes we look for any avenue that will offer solace. We talk to like-minded friends and family members (if we are lucky enough to have them), perhaps write about our pets or spend hours looking at photos and videos of them — anything to ease the pain.

The Register is offering another way for you to remember your pets. Starting Oct. 30, the Register will print pet obituaries online and in the newspaper’s Local section monthly. The obituaries will be part of pages devoted to animals in need of homes, advertisements featuring animal products and people who work with animals. Obituaries will also run on Nov. 27 and Dec. 18.

In addition to the print and online obituaries — including a photo of your pet — you will receive a plaque honoring your animal friend. Cost is $125. More information is available by calling 714-796-6723 or emailing mgarcia@scng.com. Or send a check, photo and your written obituary to The Orange County Register, attention: Mabel Garcia, 2190 S. Towne Centre Place, Anaheim, CA 92806.

It’s just another way to remember your beloved pet.

-Maryanne Dell