Irvine Animal Care Center Holiday Donation Drive

10,000 Chances Made Possible Through Your Support

Irvine Animal Care Center celebrated a milestone this year when we welcomed our 10,000th animal rescued through the Third Chance for Pets program. Established in 1999, this program transfers adoptable dogs and cats from overcrowded or underfunded shelters to Irvine, where they have a better chance of finding their new adoptive homes.

The 10,000th animal was a 2-year-old Siberian Husky named Gunner transferred from the rescue organization Animal Friends of the Valley. Gunner was available for adoption on Saturday, March 11, and went home that same day with the Reyes-Diaz family of Santa Ana. Since his adoption, Gunner has become a hit with his new neighbors and a beloved member of the Reyes-Diaz family. “We have started to make memories with him and can’t see our life without Gunner,” says Maribel Reyes.



Help Us Provide A Chance

Every animal deserves a chance. By donating to the Irvine Animal Care Center, you have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of pets like Gunner. Your support helps provide funding for programs such as Third Chance for Pets and Enhanced Care.

Your support has allowed us to provide:
• Homes for more than 10,000 rescue animals through the Third Chance for Pets program.
• $43,000 worth of medical treatment for animals in need through the Enhanced Care program in 2017.
• Quality care and a warm home environment for 723 ill or under-aged animals in our Foster Care Program until they were ready for adoption.

Every gift, no matter the size, enables the Irvine Animal Care Center to continue our life-saving work. Make your holiday donation here.

Thank you for your generosity!