City of Irvine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #14-11-18
More than 500 animals available for adoption this holiday season
Contact: Public Information Office, 949-724-6077, firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, CA (November 18, 2014): The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host the 8th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair on Sunday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 500 homeless animals will be available for adoption from rescue organizations and shelters including dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs.
The annual event features dozens of vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost micro-chipping and an opportunity drawing. Each animal available for adoption is spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and evaluated by a veterinarian. Cats and dogs are vaccinated.
Admission is $1 per person. Parking is free and leashed dogs are welcome. Event proceeds benefit the Animal Care Center in its efforts to provide care and support to thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals each year.
For more information, call 949-724-7740 or visit irvineshelter.org.
The Irvine Animal Care Center is an award-winning, municipal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting humane care and treatment. The 3.73-acre facility, located at 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, cares for more than 4,000 homeless, neglected and abused animals each year. The Center is open weekdays from noon-7 p.m., weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and closed Tuesdays and holidays. Services include on-site adoptions, sheltering services for stray and owner-surrendered animals, licensing, humane education and special events.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 242,651, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.