Upcoming Events

The Irvine Animal Care Center hosts two large adoption events throughout the year, as well as various donation drives and smaller activities to support animals in need.


Your support of the Irvine Animal Care Center provides funding for our Enhanced Care, Third Chance for Pets, and Foster Care programs, which help make merry, happy outcomes for pets and other animals in challenging situations. To learn how you can help, visit our Holiday Drive page.


March 2023. Help support young and recuperating animals in the center’s Foster Care Program by donating supplies such as formula, blankets, and toys. View a complete wish list here, or have items shipped directly to the center from our Amazon and Chewy wish lists. Visit the center’s Foster Care program page for more information on helping foster pets.


April 2023. The Irvine Animal Care Center will invite all runners, walkers, and animal-lovers to take part in its 2023 Virtual 5K to support animals in need. Complete a 5k in April, and help provide care and shelter for adoptable animals at the center. Check back in March 2023 for more information.


June 2023. Adopt your newest family member from pet rescue groups or shelters, browse people- and pet-related vendors, and more at the 17th annual Super Pet Adoption event. Visit the Super Pet Adoption page in April 2023 for more information.


August 2023. The Irvine Animal Care Center will seek photo entries for its annual Photo Fundraiser. All eligible photos with a minimum of five votes by the end of the contest will be guaranteed inclusion in the 2024 Irvine Animal Care Center wall calendar. Each entrant will receive a print calendar. Visit the Photo Fundraiser page in July 2023 for more information.


September 2023. Support animals in need while enjoying a comedic night out on the town at the sixth annual Comedy Unleashed fundraiser at the Irvine Improv. Guests will be treated to dinner and a show with nearly half the proceeds going toward the Irvine Animal Care Center. Comedy Unleashed is open to adults 18 and older only. Check back in August 2023 for the show date, comedians performing, and more information.

For more information, contact the Irvine Animal Care Center at 949-724-7740 or animalcare@cityofirvine.org.