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WOW!!  The Irvine Animal Care Center’s Super Pet Adoption Event could not have been anymore successful.  There was over 65 rescue groups, over 40 vendors, 600+ dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and rabbits up for adoption.   With over 6,000 pet lovers in attendance so many homeless pets found a forever home. 

The Super Pet Adoption Event and the Irvine Animal Care Center share the Pro Plan Rally Across America Tour and Rally to Rescue Campaign’s mission of adopting 400,000 homeless pets by the end of the year.  With the event and our ambassadors helps were are definitely closer to reaching our rescue mission.   The Pro Plan Rally Across America Tour enhanced the atmosphere and over all rescue mission. 

Viola’s homeless to celebrity status was just taken to another great level.  Check out Viola’s debut on www.dogchannel.com as she helps me promote our rescue mission by clicking on this link http://www.dogchannel.com/dog-news/2010/05/14/pet-rescue-rally-reaches-across-u-s.aspx .   Also, keep a look out as Viola demonstrates three (3) of the most important training tips (which may save your dogs life) that every rescued dog should know soon to be featured on www.dogchannel.com in about 3 weeks.

Calling all pet lovers, if you are ever in the LA area stop by and take a look at the Irvine Animal Care Center is one of the best state of the art animal shelters around.

As summer is upon us please remember to provide your pets fresh water daily, proper shade, and safe housing during the summer heat.   With the warm summer comes more outdoor activities, so don’t forget that your dog needs to work up slowly on their summer exercise program.  Any exercise program should start with a health vet check, proper hydration before, during and after exercise, a slow increase of 10% of your exercise time, good nutrition, and proper rest of two days off a week. 

When a homeless pet is rescued, in their new forever home, their trust, appreciation, and loyalty are unrivaled.   So, together let’s find forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible.   Adopt… Help… Give…anyway you can.

Melissa Heeter, Head Dog Trainer

Pro Plan Rally Across America Tour


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The Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC) in Irvine, California will be hosting the 4th Annual Orange County Super Pet Adoption event on June 6 from 9:30am – 5pm.    This fundraiser is one of the west coast’s largest one day adoption events.  If you have a passion for pets, like we do, then you won’t want to miss this weekend’s festivities which include 600+ adoptable animals, over 50 vendors and exhibitors, live music, pet contests, a bake sale, and a food court.  One of the ways this shelter raises funds is through their silent auction, drawings, low-cost microchips and more …events galore.  If you are considering adopting a dog, cat, puppy, or kitten, or event a rabbit you won’t want to miss this event.  Your next family member may be waiting for you.   Even if you are not ready to add a pet to your family there are many ways you can support rescued pets, like through donations, and volunteering. 

Viola, the Pro Plan Rally Across America Tour Mascot, went from homeless to celebrity overnight and will be in town to show pet lovers the top 5 commands every rescued dog or cat should know.  These 5 training commands are easy to implement and are life saving tips for any dog or cat to learn.  Maybe you are having difficulty with your dog or cat at home, soooooo come on out to the Orange County Super Pet Adoption event June 6 and take advantage of my “Ask the Trainer” shows and free pet training advice.

It’s back.  Yes, the Doing More for Pet Rescue Voting Contest kicks off on the Irvine stop.  Yes, here is another way you can help small pet rescue groups save more lives.  Come on out and vote for your favorite pet rescue story and help one of our rescue ambassadors win $5,000 in Pro Plan pet food to feed their homeless pets.  Each year amazing and inspiring pet rescue stories are submitted on how a pet has overcome adversity with the help of one of our pet rescue ambassadors.  The top 10 stories are chosen and America gets to vote for their vote story onsite or on our www.rallytorescue.org website.  The winning story will receive $5,000 in Pro Plan to help feed more homeless pets in that inspirational pet rescue group.  Don’t worry about the other amazing stories as one of our 500 rescue groups they all receive support from Pro Plan each year.  So, don’t forget to vote, and tell your friends to vote for your favorite inspirational pet rescue story.

Visit the IACC’s website (www.irvineshelter.org) for more information about the event or how you can help support homeless pets.

Special Preview Event

Come on out and visit our preview rescue event Saturday, June 5th, 12-4pm, to catch the Rally to Rescue bus at Petco on 430 N Euclid St Anaheim, CA 92801.  Free giveaways, product samples & coupons, “Ask the Dog Trainer”, and more!

Save a life…Help…Give…Volunteer…

Melissa Heeter, Head Dog Trainer

Pro Plan Rally Across America Tour


The Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC) is the proud recipient of the 2007 Shelter of the Year award presented during the Purina’s Pro Plan’s 53rd Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards, by Dogs in Review and Bow Tie, Inc.  The shelter was selected for the award based on their innovative programs and disaster relief efforts during the Southern California wildfires last fall.

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