IRVINE, CA (November 22, 2016): The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 10th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine. More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring some 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption.
City staff estimate that more than 2,000 pets have found homes during this event over the last decade. Not only are many pets available in one place during this special event, visitors can also talk to the shelter and rescue staff about each animal. Understanding a pet’s background helps potential adopters find the right pet for their home.
Each animal available for adoption at the event is spayed or neutered, microchipped and evaluated by a veterinarian. Cats and dogs are vaccinated appropriate to age.
In addition to adoptable pets, the Fair also features dozens of pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping on site, and an opportunity drawing.
Suggested donation for the event is $2 per person or $5 per family. Parking is free. For more information, or to view a list of participating rescues, shelters and exhibitors, visit cityofirvine.org/animals or call 949-724-7740.
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, cares for neglected, abused and homeless dogs, cats and rabbits. The Center is open weekdays from noon to 7 p.m., weekends from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m., and closed Tuesdays and holidays. Services include onsite 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 258,386 that 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. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.
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