- July 31, 2020 New Amazon Wishlist!
- July 30, 2020 Dandelion & Sunflower Adopted!
- July 29, 2020 Update #2 on Jeronimo Open Space Coyote-Human Encounter
- July 28, 2020 Update on Jeronimo Open Space Coyote-Human Encounter
- July 25, 2020 Jeronimo Open Space Coyote-Human Encounter
- July 24, 2020 Suzie Q will melt your heart
- July 23, 2020 "Mangy Bob" Rescued
- July 22, 2020 Ramen at home
- July 21, 2020 Featured Pet - Suzie Q
- July 18, 2020 Ramen adopted!
- July 17, 2020 Legolas adoption update
- July 16, 2020 Awesome adoption day!
- July 15, 2020 Olaf adoption update
- July 14, 2020 Ty adopted!
- July 11, 2020 a great day for adoptions!
- July 10, 2020 Take steps to keep birds out of your chimney
- July 9, 2020 PJ Adoption Update
- July 8, 2020 Jimmy success story
- July 7, 2020 Cool cats of summer promo
- July 3, 2020 4th of July Crew
- July 2, 2020 Meet Duncan
- July 1, 2020 4th of July Pet Safety
New Amazon Wishlist!
We are happy to announce that we now have our very own Amazon Wishlist. We are so thankful to have such a giving community willing to help out the homeless animals in our care.
Dandelion & Sunflower adopted!
Update on Jeronimo Open Space Coyote-Human Encounter #2
Mission Viejo Animal Services (MVAS) responded to two coyote-biting incidents on July 25 and reported the incident to California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) as is part of wildlife management efforts. MVAS worked in coordination with CDFW in closing the trail and notifying residents of the closure.
CDFW initiated an animal attack investigation, including an effort to identify and remove the offending coyote. The first part of the investigation involved isolating DNA from the offending coyote from bite wounds in both victims’ skin. The second part of the investigation involved an effort to remove the offending coyote, which took place over the last two days. On July 28, CDFW’s Wildlife Forensics Lab in Sacramento conclusively demonstrated that a coyote taken during the investigation was the coyote responsible for both attacks. CDFW has authority over wildlife within in the state of California and handles these types of cases. https://wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Coyote.
The coyote was confirmed to be negative for rabies by OC Animal Care, the agency that provides testing for rabies concerns for the entire county.
The trail at the Jeronimo Open Space between Pavion and Silleros has reopened, and Mission Viejo Animal Services is reminding everyone that California is natural coyote habitat, and we must know how to safely and peacefully coexist with wildlife. Most interactions are passive in nature and help promote the public’s appreciation for the wild animals that live around us.
For information on living coyote wise, visit cmvas.org.
Update on Jeronimo Open Space Coyote-Human Encounter
Mission Viejo Animal Services is dedicated to serving our community and promoting healthy animal-human interactions. On Saturday, July 25, we shared information about a situation that included two encounters with our local coyote population. While both incidents were minor in nature, we still take such incidents seriously and are currently working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
The CDFW has authority over all wildlife within in the state of California and is responsible for handling these types of cases. Mission Viejo Animal Services (MVAS) reminds everyone that California is natural coyote habitat, and we must know how to safely and peacefully coexist with wildlife. For information on living coyote wise, visit cmvas.org.
The trail at the Jeronimo Open Space between Pavion and Silleros is currently closed. CDFW plans to authorize the reopening of that portion of the trail on Wednesday, July 29.
MVAS is expecting updated information from CDFW regarding the status of the department’s activities in response to this incident. Additional updates will follow as information becomes available.
Jeronimo Open Space Coyote-Human Encounter
This morning, two different parties reported coyote bites (to a human) in the Jeronimo Open space. Mission Viejo Animals Services is working with the Department of Fish & Wildlife on this matter and the trails have been closed temporarily. Please be aware and vigilant when you are out on the trails where wildlife is prevalent.
SuzieQ will melt your heart
SuzieQ is a 4-year-old domestic short-haired cat. She is a little shy with new people, but once comfortable, she will seek attention. She will let you know when she feels like she’s had enough. SuzieQ enjoys watching the world through windows and loves playing with sparkle pom-poms.
She will go home with an approved applicant microchipped and with up-to-date vaccines and flea control. She is also part of the cool cats of summer promo, which ends July 31.
"Mangy Bob" Rescued
Thanks to numerous good-hearted people, Animal Services Officer Stewart was able to safely rescue a sick bobcat residents affectionately called Mangy Bob. Mangy Bob was transported to a local licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility where he was given a medical examination and confirmed he in fact was suffering from mange. If you see sick or injured wildlife, call the shelter at 949-470-3045.
Ramen at home
We are happy to see Ramen is adjusting well in his new home!
Featured Pet - Suzie Q
Legolas adoption update
Hi, Legolas (now Wyatt) is settling in and getting lots of love and attention.
Awesome adoption day!
2 animals went to their forever homes! Congratulations to Finn & Udon!
Olaf adoption update
Good afternoon. We just wanted to say thank you for Olaf (who is now Milo). He is a happy guy and has brought a ton of happiness to us!
Here are a couple of photos of him. Thanks again and keep up the excellent work that you all do.
Ted and Susan
A great day for adoptions!
Legolas, Molly & Marley adopted today!!
Take steps to keep birds out of your chimney
We are reminding residents to take steps to prevent birds from flying into chimneys after a feathered friend was rescued from a home in Laguna Niguel.
The resident could hear the little bird trying to fly out without success. When officers arrived, they quickly assessed the situation to see how to rescue the small bird. Since the officers have experience with this type of call, they were able to free the little bird, which flew off.
Birds and other animals often view chimneys as safe places to nest and avoid predators. However, most homeowners do not want their chimneys turning into nesting grounds. The best way to keep a chimney protected against bird and animal entry is with a chimney cap.
The most common way for birds and other animals to get into your chimney is through an uncapped chimney or damaged chimney cap. Even if the chimney cap has a small hole or crack, most birds can wiggle their way in.
PJ Adoption Update
A few months ago i adopted my beautiful son PJ. To anyone who remembers him he’s doing amazing. He is literally the smartest and sweetest dog I have ever met and I love him more than anything, and after Covid I will bring him by to say hello to his old friends!!
Thank you guys so much for helping me find my best friend.
In case ya’ll wanna see him. (HES HUGE)
Jyles, Mike, and PJ too!
Jimmy success story
Almost 10 years ago, I adopted this baby (Jimmy now Simba) from MV Animal Shelter. Just wanted to share that I absolutely love this cat! He now has two human sisters and we moved to FL :) I figured it would be fun to hear a happy story about how well he is doing 10 years later and I thank you all so much for what you do!
Cool Cats of Summer
4th of July Crew
Animal services officers Werner, Rodriguez, Ceballos and Enriquez will be working throughout the holiday keeping our residents and their pets safe. Nicole, our Animal Services Rep, will be dispatching and fielding emergency calls late into the evening. Animal Care Technicians Courtney, Bianca and Julie will be at the center caring for the animals and processing incoming strays. We are here for our community and pets!