Celebrating 40 Years

It’s our 40th Anniversary! Join us as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the Irvine Animal Care Center all year long. We’ve gathered our favorite photos and stories below, and will be adding 40 years of flair to our events. Check back each month to see how we celebrate during our donation drives, fundraising activities, and adoption events to support animals in need. Visit our Events page to see what's coming!

40 Weeks of Adoptable Pets

40 for 40, Week 29: Meet Elrond, a 1-year-old white-and-tan guinea pig who is ready for his forever home!

To celebrate the Irvine Animal Care Center’s 40th Anniversary, we are featuring 40 adoptable pets over 40 weeks. For more information about Elrond, click here

Looking for a pet to adopt right now? Visit our Adopt a Pet page to see who's available!


Top 40 Donation Items

In honor of the center’s 40th Anniversary this year, we’ve put together a list of our Top 40 Donation items, or have or have items shipped directly to the center from our Amazon or Chewy wish lists. Visit the center’s Foster Care Program page for more information on helping foster pets.


Top 40 Hits of 1982

Celebrate the Irvine Animal Care Center's 40th anniversary by rocking out to tunes from 1982! Check out Billboard's top 40 songs from 40 years ago, or our staff picks for their top 40 songs of 1982, and let us know on social media which one is your favorite to listen to while taking part in the center's 40th anniversary celebration! 


Our History & Highlights

Learn about the center's origin, including highlights featuring an alligator, pigs, raccoons, and goats! Read the story here.


Happy Adoption Stories

Michelle Cahill, 25-year Irvine Animal Care Center volunteer, has shared happy adoption stories from her time at the center. Read them here.


Helping Our Neighbors

The center's reach extends far beyond Irvine, helping pets in need. Read more here about how helping our neighbors has formed a key program for adoptable pets.



Join the Celebration Online!

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