The Irvine Animal Care Center has a volunteer opportunity at our 4th Annual Orange County Super Adoption event happening Sunday, June 6th, with set up on Saturday, June 5th. We are looking for several groups willing to work together to make this our best event ever.
We need teams of volunteers who can assist with the following tasks:
Saturday, June 5th (10am-5pm) Preparing the facility grounds for the event Setting up canopies, tables, chairs Hanging banners & signs Preparing Cat Rescue room (may involve moving furniture) Rounding up carts for Sunday morning load-in
Sunday, June 6th (6am-7pm) 7am-10am: assisting vendors & rescue groups load into event All day: assist in parking lots directing traffic All day: assist in directing pedestrians toward event entrance 10am-5pm: assist in maintaining event grounds during event 5pm-7pm: assist vendors & rescue groups load-out 5pm-7pm: break down canopies, tables, chairs & restack 5pm-7pm: clean up grounds & return items to storage
We anticipate attendance of approximately 5,000 people. At past events, we have required between 100-150 volunteers, working shifts of at least 3 hours to manage a successful event.
We would like to recruit teams of volunteers willing to work together on the same task, but we can also use individual volunteers willing to work any task from 3 hours to all day. Any size team is acceptable.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Only adults (over 18) will be placed in parking lots for traffic duty.
We hope you will be able to join us.
501(c)(3) eligible donations to the shelter may be made through the Irvine Community Alliance Fund for the benefit of the IACC.
Thank you for your consideration.
About the Shelter______________ The Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC) is a pro-humane, municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment. The shelters five acre, park-like facility cares for more than 4,500 homeless, neglected and abused animals every year.
The IACC strives to provide a safe and stress free environment for shelter pets temporarily in its care. All animals receive veterinary care, high-quality food, soft bedding and daily socialization. In 2007, the IACC was presented the Shelter of the Year award by Dogs in Review and Bow Tie, Inc. The Shelter was selected for their innovative programs and disaster relief efforts during that years Southern California wildfires. They continue to take progressive strides in the field of animal welfare.
Mission_____________________ In a pioneering and progressive manner, the IACC: Provides a safe, clean, caring, and enriching environment that meets the high standards of our community and provides the community a resource of trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers Places all adoptable animals into permanent, loving, responsible pet homes and reunites owner-identified animals with their owners Promotes human responsibility for companion animals
Services _______________________ On-site adoptions Sheltering services for lost, abandoned, stray and owner-surrendered animals of Irvine Reuniting owners with lost pets Licensing services for Irvine residents Humane Education & Community Outreach Special Events Volunteer Opportunities
Adoption ______________________ The Irvine Animal Care Center welcomes potential adopters from Southern California and beyond. The shelter houses a wonderful mix of dogs, cats and rabbits for adoption, and occasionally receives other small animals. The IACC believes in placing the right animal in the right home. Their experienced adoption counselors are there to assist you in selecting your new best friend. Adoptions include: Spay/Neuter General Veterinary Exam Flea Treatment and De-worming Vaccines FIV and FeLV test for cats Microchip with lifetime registration Free veterinary exam at a participating Animal hospital Medical history while at Shelter Sample of Science Dietฎ Pet food
Innovative Programs _________________ The Irvine Animal Care Center is home to several innovative and progressive programs. These programs are funded partially by donations and would not be possible without your help. Third Chance The Third Chance Program transfers animals from over-crowded shelter where they may have limited chances for adoption. Since inception, more than 4,800 Third Chance animals have been adopted from the IACC. Extended Care Animals awaiting their forever home for more than 45 days are part of the IACCs Extended Care program. It costs the Shelter $6.39 per animal per day to care for these animals. As with all adoptable animals, they will remain at the Shelter until they find a home. Enhanced Care The Irvine Animal Care Center occasionally receives animals that have been injured, neglected or need additional treatment. The Enhanced Care program funds the treatment these animals need to become healthy and adoptable. Seniors Helping Seniors If you are 62 or older, you may be eligible to adopt a senior animal for free. Since these animals are often already housebroken and way beyond the puppy and kitten years of chewing, jumping the fence and climbing the curtains, they make great companions for senior citizens.