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Animal Services

Meet Kuri, a 6-year-old mixed-breed dog. She is likely a retriever mixed with Shar-Pei or chow, but her personality is all retriever. She is fun, active and loves meeting new people and seems to enjoy other dogs. She was rescued from the El Dorado fire area when our crew was asked to help empty their kennels for evacuees from the fire. 

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center on Saturday, October 23 will host a drive-through low-cost pet vaccination clinic for Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills residents.

The clinic is from 8:30 to 10 am at 28095 Hillcrest.

Sweet dogs that nearly starved to death in the San Bernardino home of a hoarder are now healthy and ready for adoption. 

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center worked with another shelter to relocate the dogs to our care where dedicated staff, volunteers and DAWG have been nurturing the dogs back to health. 

Once terrified of people, strange noises, leashes, and new experiences, the dogs now enjoy attention and are learning to walk, play and be normal.  

Hop over to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center October 8-10 and adopt a rabbit for only $20. 

During “Hoptober Fest,” friendly volunteers will introduce folks to some sweet and longtime resident rabbits patiently awaiting their forever homes. Along with the $20 adoption fee, approved applicants will receive a voucher for a free veterinarian exam for their new furry friend. 

Luna is a sweet and sensitive 3-year-old female pit bull. She can be shy at first but once she knows you, she is extremely loving and enjoys receiving attention.  

Luna walks well on leash but can get spooked at sudden noises and sometimes barks at other dogs. She requires an experienced owner who will help boost her confidence through basic training, love, and consistency. Her adoption fee is $20 for the approved applicant.  If you are interested in learning more about Luna, call 949-470-3045.

Introducing Blake and Betty, two of the sweetest kittens you will ever meet.  These sweet felines came to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center in July with obvious neurological problems.  After a veterinary exam, it was clear both had received some sort of blunt force trauma.  Blake had only minor injuries, but Betty’s were more serious with a hairline fracture of her skull and swelling of her brain.  Both were aggressively treated to make sure they were comfortable and able to heal.  They went home with an amazing foster who recently reported they are doing gre

A team from the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center will deploy early Tuesday to the area impacted by the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County near Lake Tahoe to assist with search and rescue and animal evacuation. 

To aid the animals in distress and help shelters in the area, the team will bring supplies donated by the community. The most-needed items include clean towels, unopened pet food and collapsible wire crates. 

Donations can be dropped off at the center at 28095 Hillcrest on Monday from 8 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 949-470-3045.

Imagine mixing two of the most popular dog breeds in America – the Boxer and Labrador – into one perfect dog. That’s Chloe.

Chloe has the goofy and playful personality of a Boxer with the loyal and loving personality of a Labrador. She is an extremely sweet 4-year-old dog that loves affection, attention and being active. Chloe would possibly do well in a home with kids or another dog to keep her company. 

Mission Viejo Animal Services is rolling out a new youth explorer program – designed to provide local youth with leadership skills and knowledge that will contribute to a healthy transition to future fulfilling careers.

To prepare for the program, staff researched other programs and worked with Orange County “Learning for Life.”  The Learning for Life division of the Boy Scouts of America developed its explorer program for career-oriented young adults ages 14-18. Members are referred to as "explorers," but the program is different from scouting.

The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center of Orange County, Mission Viejo Animal Services and other agencies are reminding the public to not feed wildlife, which is illegal, and to report dead or dying waterfowl to help prevent an avian botulism outbreak in Orange County.

The agencies conducted a survey of Aliso Creek on Sunday and discovered birds affected with avian botulism, which is caused by a neurotoxin that can cause paralysis and possible death in the animals.


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