Car thefts are way up in Santa Ana in the past two years. A particularly painful car theft happened on January 14, 2018, just two weeks into the New Year, when a vehicle was stolen near N. Williams St. and Barclay Court. While the car could be replaced with help from the insurance carrier there was a precious cargo in that car that remains missing – a beloved Yorkshire Terrier named Isabella. Continue reading
A Santa Ana resident has been trying to get City Hall to help an injured peacock that showed up at her Mobile Home park two days ago, at 1527 S. Standard Ave., in Santa Ana.
The resident has called the Santa Ana Police Department, which is supposed to run our Animal Control department, and has been ignored. The Santa Ana Zoo ignored her too. She is at her wits end! The poor peacock appears to have some twine or ripe around its feet. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
The SAPD Mounted Unit announced the death of one of its most experienced horses, Zeus, a 21-year old American Quarter Horse. Zeus died today February 15th, 2017, while he was attending training with the Orange County Regional Mounted Unit in the city of Norco. At this time, cause of death is unknown.
Zeus joined the SAPD’s Mounted ranks in 2007 and has participated in most of the large scale events here in Santa Ana and across the Orange County over the last ten years. Zeus was Mounted Unit’s Sergeant Kanan Blake’s horse. They were often seen patrolling the downtown streets and parks, as well as demonstrations, festivals, concerts and crime suppression details across the city and county. Zeus also had his softer side, appearing at many schools and community events over the years. Continue reading
Support group for mourning pet lovers begins September 20
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 07, 2016 – Back by popular demand, Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary’s Pet Loss Support Group will hold its first of three sessions at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Fairhaven’s location in Santa Ana. Offered to Orange County residents at no cost, the support group is designed to help pet owners prepare for, or cope with, the despair often associated with losing a beloved pet. Fairhaven’s continuing sponsorship of this unique program assists community members through a personal and emotionally challenging time.
“When we introduced our Pet Loss Support Group last year, we received overwhelming support and attendees were grateful to have a safe place where they could share their experiences,” said Marla Noel, president of Fairhaven, who attended the sessions. “Together, we shared tears as well as happy memories as we dealt with our losses. At Fairhaven, we take great pride in being one of the only no-cost resources available to Orange County pet lovers.” Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2016
CONTACT: Melanie Eustice, Communications Director
Phone: (714) 834-5492 Mobile: (714) 581-7784
Supervisor Todd Spitzer to Sponsor Pet Adoption Event with OC Animal Care on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, 2016
(Orange County, CA) – Supervisor Todd Spitzer is sponsoring a Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th.
The event will feature free pet adoption, a savings of $89 to $124. The microchip fee of $17 and the licensing fee of $27 are paid by the new owner. Continue reading
Have Some “Fun in the Sun” at OC Animal Care’s Annual Pet Fair
(Orange, CA) OC Animal Care will be hosting its annual Pet Fair event this Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at 561 The City Drive South, Orange. The event, which is sponsored by Supervisor Shawn Nelson and 4th District, will feature free adoptions for all pets adopted from OC Animal Care. The free adoption does not include the cost of the microchip or licensing. In 2015, 87 shelter pets found their new forever home during Pet Fair. This year, we aim to adopt more than 100!
In addition to discounted adoptions, visitors of all ages will enjoy the following: Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Date: April 8, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas unveiled today the newly launched PAWS Assist the Needs of the District Attorney (PANDA) program, where Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) volunteers and their therapy dogs will be on-site to comfort sexual assault victims as they meet with prosecutors. Continue reading
By: O.C. Supervisor Todd Spitzer
Supervisor Todd Spitzer is pleased to announce a free pet adoption weekend on March 19th and 20th. The event is going to be held at OC Animal Shelter located at 561 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868. The free pet adoption event is going to be held during normal working business hours of the OC Animal Shelter from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
“I am really excited and pleased to announce this free pet adoption! This is a great opportunity for the pets in the shelter to be rescued and go to great homes. Please come out and support this event and bring home a new family member,” said Supervisor Spitzer. Continue reading
Bring your pet to OC Animal Care for a Photo with Santa. All participants will receive a festive holiday frame and a digital copy to share with family and friends. All donations received will benefit shelter pets.
All adoptions during this event will receive FREE spay/neuter and microchip! Help give an animal a furever home for the holidays and give them the gift of a loving family. Continue reading
Last night, Santa Ana Unified School District Police Officers were in the area of Dyer and Main Street when they observed a dog get hit by a car. The dog was thrown across the street and into a storm drain.
The Officers immediately responded and with the help of an unidentified Good Samaritan, were able to pull the man hole cover open. An Officer was then able to climb down into the storm drain where he retrieved the injured dog. The dog was transported to an animal hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 2, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
NEWS ADVISORY: Poodles, labs and more to ride OCTA buses for service training
WHAT: Service and therapy animals in training are invited to join their handlers in making bus rides a familiar and relaxed experience during the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Service Animal Training Day.
Roundtrip training buses, not in service to the public, will depart every 20 minutes from the ARTIC station in Anaheim to the Downtown Disney District and the Anaheim Garden Walk. Participants can take unlimited rides during this event for free. Continue reading
The totals: 147 animals adopted – 86 dogs, 54 cats and seven rabbits
(ORANGE, CA) August 18, 2015 — More than 300 pet adopters lined up as early as 6 a.m. for the chance to adopt a needy pet during the Clear the Shelters Adoption Event at OC Animal Care on August 15. The event, hosted by NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo, was a firstof-its-kind nationwide pet adoption initiative aimed at finding thousands of pets permanent homes.
OC Animal Care offered a reduced adoption fee of $17, which included spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, flea treatment and deworming. By 3 p.m., more than 93 homeless pets had been adopted into new homes. Continue reading
The City of Santa Ana is among the worst cities in the U.S. for pet lovers, according to a new study by WalletHub.
WalletHub compared the creature-friendliness of the 100 most populated U.S. cities across three key dimensions: 1) Budget, 2) Health Care & Wellness and 3) Outdoor Environment & Amusement. Their data set ranged from the minimum pet-care provider rate per visit to the number of pet businesses per capita. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department police officers arrested Santa Ana resident Sebastian Alexander Swisher (23) today and charged him with CCR 671K (Importation and transportation of live restricted animals). He was reportedly buying the Ferrets in the State of Nevada and transporting them to California where it is illegal, according to an SAPD press release.
Swisher was raising the ferrets and then selling them for up to $400 on Craigslist, according to Santa Ana Animal Services supervisor Sondra Berg, as reported by the O.C. Register. If he didn’t report that income then Swisher might be guilty of tax evasion too.
Santa Ana Police Department Animal Control Officers received information that the suspect was in possession of illegal Ferrets.