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Emergency animal evacuations and shelters established

OC Animal Care is open to house dogs, cats and small pets for Orange County residents relocated as a result of the Silverado Fire evacuations.

The shelter is located at 1630 Victory Rd. Tustin, CA 92782. Please call (714) 935-6848 for more information. This shelter is currently accepting dogs, cats, and small pets. If possible, please bring photo identification, veterinary/vaccination records, special food, and medications along with your animals. Irvine residents are also encouraged to visit cityofirvine.org for a map and list of shelters accepting both people and their pets.

Animal owners currently under evacuation warning (voluntary) or evacuation order (mandatory) are strongly encouraged to evacuate with their pets as the emergency may prevent resources from entering the impacted areas to assist with animals due to safety concerns.

Animal owners with disabilities, access or functional needs can call OC Animal Care at (714) 935-6848 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and (714) 935-7158 (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.) or dial 911 for assistance.

Large animal owners under evacuation warning (voluntary) are encouraged to implement their personal evacuation plans. Horse owners who would like to evacuate their horses as a precaution may enter through the roadblock at Santiago and Live Oak near Cook’s Corner. This is the only location allowing residents through.

Large animal owners under evacuation order (mandatory) are directed to take their animals to OC Fair and Events Center at 905 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa. Please call 714-708-1500 for more information. Please note that horse and livestock owners will need to provide care for their animals if taken there. Shavings will be provided, but all other items such as food, medications, etc. will be the owner’s responsibility.

Animal owners can call OC Animal Care at (714) 935-6848 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and (714) 935-7158 (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.) for up-to-date information.

For general information and the latest updates on the Silverado Fire, please call the Orange County Emergency Operations Center Public Information Hotline at (714) 628-7085.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed of the most current information.

This article was released by the Orange County Emergency Operations Center.