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Animal lovers can help relief groups in Haiti

January 21st, 2010, 11:50 am by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor

haiti_struggles_with_death_The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country’s devastating earthquake, and has pledged an initial $25,000 to support ARCH’s relief efforts.

ARCH is headed by The International Fund for Animal Welfare and the World Society for the Protection of Animals. In addition to the ASPCA, ARCH consists of a number of animal welfare groups including the American Humane Association, Best Friends, The Humane Society of the United States, Kinship Circle and Humane Society International.

A team of animal responders is staging in the Dominican Republic awaiting access to Haiti to begin work. ARCH plans to deploy a mobile clinic with vaccines, antibiotics, bandages, food, and other supplies in anticipation of bringing direct aid to animals. There are an estimated 5 million head of livestock in Haiti, mostly goats, as well as a large stray dog population, an untold number of companion animals, and native wildlife– all affected by the earthquake.

To donate to the Haitian relief efforts visit any of these coalition sites:

Orange County residents also can help by participating in two fundraisers Saturday.

Bake sale, vaccine clinic will benefit pets of Haiti

This little guy is waiting for a new home. He will be at an adoption event Saturday in Lake Forest. A bake sale there will be held to help animals in Haiti.Animal lovers here in Orange County can help the pets of Haiti this weekend at a two-pronged fundraiser hosted by The Pet Rescue Center.

The nonprofit will host a bake sale and then a grooming and vaccine clinic, both set for Saturday (Jan. 23).

The Pet Rescue Center, which rescues animals at risk for euthanasia from local shelters, will hold a bake sale during its pet adoption, planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PetSmart, 23602 El Toro Road, in Lake Forest.

After that event, the rescue group – coupled with Dr. Matthew Wheaton’s Alicia Pet Care Center, 25800 Jeronimo Road, Mission Viejo – will hold a doggie bath and vaccine clinic. The event goes from 3 to 5 p.m.

Proceeds from both events will go directly to provide relief to animals in Haiti.

Read more from Erika Ritchie: Local veterinarian reaches out to animals in Haiti

(The cutie-pie pup above, by the way, is waiting for a new home. He will be at an adoption event Saturday in Lake Forest.)

Source: January 20th, 2010, 4:31 pm by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor – Orange County Register

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O.C. shelter has evacuation info for pet owners

January 21st, 2010, 2:19 pm · posted by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor

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After reading news of pet evacuations at the Banning shelter in Riverside, Pet Tales sent an inquiry to Orange County Animal Care in Orange.

Ryan Drabek, the interim director at OCAC, shared this:

“Right now there are no planned evacuations for any of our cities, but we do have approximately 150 dog kennels and 150 cat kennels available should there be.  We’ve also ensured coverings on all of our outdoor kennels and all of our boilers (these are what heat our outdoor kennels) are functioning well.”

The shelter staff has included some emergency information on their homepage: www.ocpetinfo.com.

For easy reading, we’ve included evacuation instructions below:

Animal evacuation information

Voluntary evacuation
If you are under voluntary evacuation orders, OC Animal Care recommends finding a boarding facility for your pets or you may bring them to OC Animal Care for free boarding until the incident is over.  OC Animal Care is located at 561 The City Drive South, Orange.  Those needing assistance due to physical constraints, please contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848.

Mandatory evacuation
If you are under mandatory evacuation orders, it is recommended that you bring your pets to OC Animal Care for free boarding until the incident is over.  Those needing assistance due to physical constraints or if you are unable to get to your property to retrieve your pets, please contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848.

Horses and/or livestock evacuation

  • Horse owners may evacuate their animals to the OC Fair and Event Center (OCFEC).
  • Only large livestock and horses will be accepted (Smaller domestic pets such as cats and dogs should be sheltered at local veterinary clinics, animal hospitals or shelters. Contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848 for locations offering emergency shelter.)
  • Only animals from areas under official evacuation orders (voluntary or mandatory) can be accepted for emergency shelter at OCFEC Contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848 for a list of alternate locations.
  • Call 714-708-1588 to inform OCFEC Guest Relations Department how many animals are being dropped off prior to arrival.
  • Enter Gate 8 from Arlington Drive.
  • Animal owners must provide food, medication, supplies and any specific care instructions for their animals.
  • Visiting and care hours for animal owners are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Please call 714-708-1588 to make arrangements for deliveries and providing care outside of the regular hours (10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).

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